born in Bordeaux
on June 28th, 1982
born in Villefranche de Rouergue
on July 5th, 1979
Created in 2007 in Toulouse by Hanika Perez and Brice Genre, A + B is a research and design studio in the fields of object design, industrial design and global design for private and public sponsors.
The work of A + B is based on a careful and in-depth study of the context and on a cross-reference base, from human sciences to various artistic fields. A + B thinks its projects as tools open to practices and uses, tools to « inhabit » that must be intelligible and appropriable. The poïetic dimension, the search for simplicity and the economy of means to give shape to the technical and functional issues, guide the design of the productions.
In parallel with their agency activity, Hanika Perez is a professor of design at the Higher Institute of Arts in Toulouse and Brice Genre is a Doctor in Design and Associate Professor at the University of Toulouse Jean Jaurès.
A+B received differents international contests awards like Parckdesign in 2007, Nespresso Design Contest in 2008, the design global tender from La Cuisine and Nègrepelisse municipality in 2009 and Design Parade 05 in 2010. Their furniture named Déjeuner sur l’Ombre edited by Tôlerie Forezienne was endorsed by the Observeur du Design in 2010.