With each session of the design event in Paris, Maison&Objet is a new crop of young lifestyle talents! The six new lights of French design will showcase their inspiring design projects in Villepinte from September 4 to 8, in a dedicated space in Hall 7.
Here is a sneak preview.
Célia Picard and Hannes Schreckenberger. The Franco-Austrian duo draws its inspiration from journeys and landscapes, social issues and scenes from everyday life. Founders of the review DAS, they produce conceptual creations somewhere between art and design. The Backdrop series plays with stainless steel and folding it to shape an allegory of New York. The Frugal collection, made while in residence in Cape Town, South Africa, explores the riches of the townships’ artisan work. The Emissary series invites us to unplug through glass pieces that unfold in an imaginary landscape.
A graduate of Design Academy Eindhoven, Camille Ribouleau began a first professional stint in Berlin, working with designer Jerszy Seymour. He then worked in the François Dumas studio in Amsterdam, alongside which he began producing his own personal projects. After returning to the Isère region, his native land, he imagined Furrow, a collection of chairs made from low-cost materials. Foldable, playful and recyclable… Bingo! The idea won over the VIA (Valorisation de l’Innovation dans l’Ameublement), which invited him to be part of its Aid to Creation 2015 program. This year, the designer also finalized an organic Encore rug and the very surprising Halo light fixture.
Dach & Zephir
Florian Dach and Dimitri Zephir met at the École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs. They discovered a shared passion for the Italian radical movement and the work of Doshi-Levien and FormaFantasma. A sign of fate: RITE, their first jointly created object, won the CINNA competition. Since then, Florian, who is technical and pragmatic, and Dimitri, who has a passion for the history of cultures, have shared their differing sensibilities. Complementary thinkers, they reinvent design by questioning uses and exploring artisan craftsmanship. What’s their latest? A collaboration with Faïencerie George in Nevers, and a project for a chair with the brand Tiban, born in Guadeloupe – like Dimitri. The first prototypes come out in September.
Laura Lynn Jansen and Thomas Vailly
She’s Dutch, he’s French. Graduates of Design Academy Eindhoven, they bring their talents together to produce works that revamp the production process (Thomas Vailly also studied mechanical engineering) and awaken the poetic power of perspectives (a passion of hers). As demonstrated by: the CaCO3 project, which makes stone objects “grow” underground around a 3-D printed structure; or 101,86°, a lighted bookcase whose color fragments play with the chromatic structure of light waves.
It was while studying at the École supérieure de Design de Troyes that the young Reims native met the designer Pierre Gonalons. Their collaboration would teach Gilles Neveu, among other things, the art of balancing form. Since then, that mastery underpins all of his work. The designer then went to work for the brand Rue Monsieur Paris. And honed his gaze at Drouot auctions and contemporary art exhibits. The Candle lamp, the Op Art screen… his first works embodied a purity of line and a marked verticality. Glass, steel, metal—the raw materials he is drawn to are given a monochromatic finish for a solidly modern feel.
A protean artist, Arthur Gillet has staged his intuitions in offbeat cultural performances – MAC/VAL in 2012 – scenographies – Keith Harin and the Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris – or in scathing design creations – the Memento Mori mirrored vase under a bell. A graduate of the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Rennes, this eccentric rebel snubs his nose at the artistically correct in order to explore new, subversive visual territories.
Discover them at scènes d’intérieur. Hall 7