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Maison et Objet Paris has already chosen the six up-and-coming talents to pay a tribute to young French creative talent. Hall 7, at Villepinte, will be the official address of these 6 six names from September 2-6, in Paris! Take a sneak preview of what you can expect and let us know what is your favourite talent! Maison et Objet 2016 promises, once again, a lot of creativity…
Before founding their studio in January 2014, Nathanaël Desormeaux and Damien Carrette both graduated from Strate with a master’s degree in industrial design. They started their career in London, the first alongside Benjamin Hubert and the second with Doshi Levien. During this period Nathanaël Desormeaux worked to develop design’s innovative side, whereas Damien Carette explored more decorative aspects. Ever since their joint creations have been nourished by this complementary duality. The Knot chair, spotted by the VIA, combines their passion for design and a sharp sense of technological logic.
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Julien Vermeulen first came across feathers while working on a Jean-Paul Gaultier fashion show. The captivating beauty of this truly magical material led him to Octave Feuillet, the only professional secondary school in France which still teaches ‘plumasserie’, the art of preparing feathers and using them to fashion objects and garments. Julien worked as an apprentice for a year at Lemarié, a reference in the profession, and in 2014, he took the plunge and began to create his own pieces. To give you an idea of his art, his showpiece Bado Senshi is a suit of samurai armour made entirely of feathers.
Manon Leblanc and Romain Diroux met at the École Supérieure des Arts décoratifs in Strasbourg. In their work, they showcase traditional know-how and materials using design to highlight elements of cultural, geographic and historical heritage. One example is their reinterpretation of Meisenthal’s traditional Christmas tree baubles, whose shapes are fashioned in collaboration with a specialist in flint knapping and then modelled in 3D to comply with moulding and manufacturing requirements.
Pierre Charrié, a specialist in product design and winner, graduated from ENSCI-Les Ateliers and Nîmes fine arts school. In his work, he aims to extend the user’s sensory relationship with his astonishing creations, by designing a new kind of object that reacts to sounds, movement, touch and other stimuli. His Surfaces Sonores are a new take on the living room loudspeaker that combines a small vibrating speaker cone and a surface specially designed for the quality of its resonance which enables it to amplify sound.
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After studying at the École Camondo and a residence at the Fabrica in Italy – the Benetton group’s research and communication centre, Charlotte Juillard created her own son studio in 2014. Her fresh, audacious and feminine universe brings a wind of change to the French design scene.
Amandine Chhor studied industrial design at ENSAAMA Olivier de Serres before enrolling at ENSCI Les Ateliers. She followed the same path as Aïssa Logerot, who also studied cabinetmaking at École Boulle. Between 2009 and 2012, they regularly worked together on projects to encourage the development of craftsmanship in foreign countries. In parallel, both worked independently for some prominent firms such as Mathieu Lehanneur, Bruno Moinard and Hermès. The duo founded their studio in 2013 with a trademark style: objects that have a story to tell and which cultivate harmony and a perfect balance between function, form and technique.
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