The lighting, the wardrobe, the dishes… Plan things for summer


Dresser, cutlery, carafe… There are many things you can’t do without during the holidays. “La Matinale” offers you a selection of summer essentials revisited by designers.

The tent is at its peak

It was in Dieppe, on the Normandy coast, that French sea tourism began around 1820. It was at the time of medical tourism, sea bathing was prescribed during treatment. This outrage will soon reach Nice, and then all the coasts of the country. Photographs of beach huts in colorful clothing are posted on the beaches to protect visitors from the sun and, above all, from tanning, like outdoor activities. and hence the nature of the working classes.

It wasn’t until the 1920s that Coco Chanel established the trend for red leather, allowing the arms, legs and shoulders to be exposed to full relaxation. Under the combined effects of the spread of tanning and the arrival of paid holidays, beach houses will gradually disappear from the sea.

In recent years, another concern has been used, the medical method – the risk of skin cancer related to prolonged exposure to the sun – has led vacationers to use in beach tents, this is the anti-UV model. . Five years ago, Valériane Voirin and Hortense Pontabry, two young French entrepreneurs, invented Miasun, an ultra-compact and ecological alternative made of cotton canvas and aluminum folding poles. , stored in a large bag and supplied by the Fatboy brand.

The American brand Business & Pleasure, which specializes in vintage-style beachwear, offers a stylish version in a striped fabric with edges, a nod to the historical model. For those who already know that the summer holidays are a good time for crafts, there are many tutorials available on the Internet that explain how to make your own sea studio.

Miasun, Fatboy, €119.

professional and leisure beachwear, €299.

Decathlon sunscreen, €40.

Green cutter

Cutlery designed by Virgil Abloh for Alessi from the collection

Placed in a basket, between melamine plates and a bottle of water, they are ready to fight with a piece of roast beef or a rice salad. The fork, knife and spoon in stainless steel, reduced in size and combined into one, the ergonomics of the cutlery used at home may not be known, but we love the they are small and this small party atmosphere for adults… in the history of man, cutlery has come a long way before living.

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