We can’t draw objects and look at them without referring to the ambiguity of the sensitive and metaphysic relationship that some of them have with us. Orwell recalls that pair of shoes ever brought to the shoemaker and that we shine regularly at the same time when our foot and shoe are inspired by the other to take shape. It is suitable for the beauty and quality of its materials for maintenance and cares, moving from object status to that of domestic animal, daily companion. This armchair is a pretext for the establishment of rituals and a more intimate proximity between object and subject. Simplified and reduced to essentials, it’s actually composed of two autonomous elements: one skeleton and one skin that can rid itself easily, allowing so to replace it or invent other uses. Due to an overhanging structure, the skeleton is as flexible as the leather is soft, allowing to the armchair a gentle swinging.
Steel, leather, l.83cm x h.100cm x p.72cm
Armchair, Public Prize, Design Parade 05, personnel work
Imagining that the spirit, sense and use of a musical instrument also resides in the subtlety of know-how, we appealed to a stringed instrument maker to realize the Lume. The Lume is neither a musical instrument nor a lamp, but a 'tool' to 'play of light'. Lume is an object to practice. It can be successively an auxiliary lighting, a portable lamp, a night light... a light source and a means to contemplate it. Entirely made of wood, the Lume produces the quality of fire light, and evocates the presence of hearth.
turned linden wood, lens in beech, diam.36cm x h.31cm, tripod : steel, diam.27cm x h.23cm
Light, Public Prize, Design Parade 05, personnel work
Flatland is a system of 4 generic objects. A pot, a stone, a sheet and a spoon form the primary vocabulary of a movable kitchen. Each one is defined by a specific cooking principle but purposes which are flexible and no dedicated, so that they are objects for everyday use. The absence of base, isothermal quality of their surfaces, and removable power cords, allow them to simultaneously take the role of tools for cooking, serving and eating. Focusing particularly on the flexibility of access to electric energy. we have outlined tools such as geometric variables generating spaces for cooking. Whether it is occasional or ephemeral, supplementary or primary, Flatland allows to materialize a kitchen in a cramped or reserved space for other activities, or an extension of the main hearth.
Models, scale 1, various material
Cooking tools, project for SEB Contest, Audience Award, Design Parade 05