Metal furnitures generated from gears
COG was created in Saint-Etienne, France in 2014, from the encounter of Designer Amaury Poudray and Industrial entrepreneur Jean-Bernard Escoufier.
The tables 3, 4 and 5 correspond respectively to a bar table of height 110 cm, a medium table of height 75 cm, and a coffee table of 70 cm diameter. The metallic elements of the tables are produced and assembled in RBG factory in Saint-Etienne. The glass tray of the coffee table is made according to a very ancient and unique technique of glass blowing, at the St-Just-St-Rambert glassware, a historical and industrial landmark in the region.
To value an old and local know-how
Just is a serie of four table stands reflecting on techniques and processes developped by Verrerie Saint Just, 100 years ago. They start with a cylinder, colour it and finish with a flat window using ancient technique. My objects aims to show all of these steps in one product. These furnitures are samples for this industry and allow them to show their know-how with a new perpective.
A 1 year residency
We present here various projects designed by Amaury during his year residency at FABRICA, United Colors of Benetton Research Center. A One year residency among many other young creative people selected from many countries around the world. That was a very creative year connected to italian know-how and a lot a creative people. Some project were designed collectively as the Fabrica design team some were individuals..
Some projects generated during the residency were edited and some were exhibited at Salone del Mobile Milan like Corbeille project selected for an exhibition of « outdoor design » I designed a paper bin that can become a fire place. He participated to the design of a collection for United Colors of Benetton flagship stores. He also was asked to design the whole scenography of the lauching of United Colors of Benetton 2011 spring collection in Milan.
There is also “Histoires” project, an hybrid object made to express the mix between oriental and occidental culture, the whole collection have been exhibited in Qatar.
Amaury created sustainable tools made out of branches during a workshop lead by on the them “harvesting nature”. Also you can see strange chairs designed to enhance the , a network made of furniture Italian companies.
“These objects were designed and made for my degree project « geometrical experiences » passed at Ecole Supérieur d’Art et Design de Saint-Etienne. During my studies I experimented around materials, structures and their limits. My goal was to draw graphical structures and compose with simple elements in order to design an alphabet of objects. I also contacted craftsmen like a glass blower in order to perform my vision. Every elements of these objects are in equilibrium to compose functional objects, like the letters are composing the words. You can discover a serie of aquariums for fighting fishes call AIR1 and AIR1, a vegetal table, trestles called TR1. I still produce these objects and sell them in small quantities. » Amaury Poudray