Emerging Designers at Maison et Objet Paris 2015
Maison et Objet, one of the biggest events for the interior design industry, is also committed to find talented emerging designers and this edition, M&O is highlighting six young designers, selected for the September 2015 session. You can find these promising young talents at the heart of the Talents à la Carte space. A true creative breath of fresh air.
Gilles Neveu was born in Reims, northeast of Paris, in 1990. He discovered his taste for drawing while studying architecture and interning in various architecture studios. Later on, he turned to object design and started his training at the Higher School of Design in Troyes. He is particularly interested in the applied arts of the 18th century. He marvels at the essence of the French savoirfaire of the time. He went on to develop his personal approach and started questioning the concept of biomimetics, which has then become a significant aspect of his work. But first and foremost, his creative process begins by experimenting with materials, which determine the possibilities and the limits of the project.
Camille Riboulleau gained his experience as a designer during his travels. He worked for six months in Jerszy Seymour’s Berlin workshop. In the Netherlands, he joined Studio François Dumas, while developing his own projects on the side. His project entitled Sillon was selected to receive one of the 2015 Creation Assistance Awards by VIA (a French association dedicated to developing the value of innovation in the furnishing industry). Sillon is a collection of fun chairs, meticulously cut out from a single plastic sheet, which embodies the beauty of an optimised industrial production process. The designer uses low-cost materials, such as polypropylene. The chair addresses today’s most pressing issues, since the products can be melted and recycled when its life cycle is complete.
Laura Lynn Jansen & Thomas Vailly
Since graduating with distinction from Design Academy Eindhoven, Laura Lynn Jansen has produced award-winning design projects. Her sensibility and fascination for detail allow her to find poetry in shapes and context. Thomas Vailly’s fascination for processes and their implications developed while he was studying mechanical engineering in France. Since graduating from Design Academy Eindhoven, he has been busy experimenting with production process in different contexts. The different collaborations between Laura Lynn Jansen and Studio Thomas Vailly are based on their complementary approaches and views on product and interior design. Whether they are growing stone objects (CaCO3 stoneware) or investigating the colorful nature of light (101.86°), the signature of this collaboration is the great attention paid to natural phenomena.
Arthur Gillet readily juggles his two career choices, as a performer and as a designer. Thanks to his recent collaboration with Cassina, he had the opportunity to take part in the Salone del Mobile in Milan. Today, his experimentation lead him to combine the different arts he has mastered. After taking residence and doing a performance at the Museum of Contemporary Arts of Val-de-Marne (MACVAL) in 2012, he puts his art at the service of the Keith Haring retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art in Paris. This eccentric artist refuses to submit to rules. He pushes past the frontiers of graphical arts to create whole artistic experiences. In 2011, he graduated with distinction from the Rennes School of Fine Arts.
Florian Dach and Dimitri Zephir
Florian Dach and Dimitri Zephir trained respectively at ESAAB in Nevers and Ecole Boulle, then met at the National Higher School of Decorative Arts in Paris. They recently placed first in the Cinna contest with their project Rite. Their approach is based on the observation of daily behaviors. They pay attention to things that are, how things take shape and build up and how people live, with the ultimate goal of understanding the almost mythical relationship between man and objects.
Célia Picard & Hannes Schreckensberge
Célia Picard and Hannes Schreckensberger met and bonded over a shared fascination for objects that embody the identity of the society by which they were produced. Set in the five continents, their experimental projects are tightly linked with local human and material resources. From China to South Africa, this design duo elaborates scenarios and strategies that toe the line between plastic arts and design.