Places of worship and stargazing
for french national parcs
(Cévennes, Pyrénées, Quercy)
New natural places of worship and stargazing for collectives and individuals. We designed these installation after the observation of Mayan and Celtic sacred sites, civilisations highly connected to the cosmos.
So far, two places are installed, one in the village of Reilhac (lot) and one above the ski station of Hautacam (haute-pyrénées).
project video :
From inside our Earth
Finalist Prix Liliane Bettancourt pour l’Intelligence de la main / Dialogues 2020
Jean d’Harcourt, cabinetmaker consulted us to design a collection of furniture valuing his expertise. Its objective is to favor the work of solid wood, the “noble” material then reduce the work requiring the use of synthetic wood, MDF or agglomerates. He then decides to recover a number of tree stumps that were cut either following a storm or for the purpose of forest maintenance. The idea was to design a collection of furniture solely composed of recovered stump wood. This decision oriented the project towards the economy and the ecology, we thus developed the MONACAL collection.
This collection consists of modules debited strains. They are parallelepipeds, cylinders that Jean d’Harcourt carefully worked and then dried before assembling these pieces of living matter.
MONACAL is inspired by the essentiality of the life of a monk, aspires to get closer to the essential and the joy associated with this simplicity.
In order to explain our approach, we have been thinking about a short documentary video with a director, and about communication media to be manipulated like a building game.
Tribute to the surrealists
The interior design of Xing Cha restaurant in Lyon, Place Ampère. We designed the whole concept and custom-made furniture. In the space you can discover Ilot designed for Ligne Roset, Monacal designed for Jean d’Harcourt and Origin table designed for Sixfoisquatre.The client wanted a pink atmosphere. Inspired by De Chirico and the surrealist movement we decided to compose a geometrical cosy environment. On the rear, you can find some portraits of surrealists icons. On the walls we drew graphical frames inspired by Marc-Antoine Mathieu comics.
Made from waste
Amaury Poudray wondered at the outset about the possible link between his job as a designer and the recycling sector, reusing waste. His visit to recycling and waste treatment centers brought him « an openness to a parallel world: the environment of waste and the beauty that emerges from this universe ». He decides to revisit the vision of waste, focusing on the past lives of recycled materials, which have real value.
Starting from the principle that all these materials (metal, textile, foam, wood, plastic) had previous lives, he considered them as « values » where each fossil represents a form.
The materials from dismantling and recycling inspired the “Fossile” range. Its purpose is to tell the story of the recycled materials used in each element of its furniture, as a DNA from its past lives and to inspire the furniture industry.
A re-used strap / a bag
CABA re-use straps produced for old collections accumulated in 2 big shelves at the Société Choletaise de Fabrication. We developed a process in order to make a bag out of a 8 meters strap with only one sewing. We tried many versions but found the best straps for the best bags.
An experience in Indonesia
PIT project (Bike in Javanese) is above all, the story of a meeting and the openning of an Indonesian company. rather artistic and towards a design approach.
I introduced André Suryaman to a design approach in order to give more meaning to the projects created.
The idea for these two weeks of support (By Institut francais of Indonesia and Cité Du Design) was to focus on the bicycle element, present in quantity in the workshop of the company.
In this peculiar context I decided to consider the different sourced bicycle frames (3 in all) as basic elements for a principle of shelf construction.
Continuing the process, we made a small version of the modules creating a small construction game and its packaging.
We designed this collection for the new brand sixfoisquatre. They propose to choose your pattern on the lamp shade. Our role was to design the base or support of this pattern. It applies on lampes shades and on one table top.
1/ Institut Paul Bocuse
To design specific spaces
1/ Institut Paul Bocuse
Mr Hervé Fleury, the head of Institut Paul Bocuse in 2015 asked us to design several spaces and furnitures dedicated to students or to the school offices. We designed for example the “talent wall”. The goal of this space is to emphasis the talents of Institut Paul Bocuse students. Each student have two 10cmX10cm squares pictures to express himself. We created small shelves system to present them all in a specific space designed.
We designed a furniture range adapted to the application of micro naping developped by Someo. We also worked on dedicaded napping rooms for companies, these rooms are specific and adapted for each company with the initial collection of furnitures designed for Someo.
2/ Saint Genest Lerpt
Urban and collective furnitures
his project was a public command by the city of Florac. They wanted a furniture to observe and relax, to meditate and discuss alone and with your family. A soft place in the garden of Florac’s Castle in Parc National des Cévennes. We won the public competition to design a furniture which permit to people to relax and contemplate the landscape around Florac’s castle.
2/ St Genest Lerpt
A furniture range designed for the city of Saint Genest Lerpt in collaboration with . We designed peculiar elements to fit with the global concept of the public space. Small islands inspired by the industrial past of the city mainly focused on ribbon production active in the XIX century
Plots is a outdoor furniture system in wood, concrete and metal. It enable client to compose its own space and play with textures combinations. It can find market opportunities with developers, planners and urban spaces, communities but also private lofts. This installation was design in 2013 for Lyon City Design and shown in Grand Hotel Dieu, Lyon.