MAISON ORION is a multi-faceted design studio founded in 2007. While primarily engaged in the design of buildings, our focus is rather on enriching life and investigating the qualities that make for graceful and uplifting habitats. We explore architecture from its traditional roots – firmness, commodity and delight. Far from being traditional or nostalgic, we seek to engage in a dialogue with these fundamental and everlasting concerns. Our references and inspirations come from myriad sources, but a borrowed quote from the Slow Food Manifesto expresses the motivations that underpin all the work: A firm defense of quiet material pleasure is the only way to oppose the universal folly of Fast Life.