3 Inspiring Rising Talents at Maison Objet September 2016 –A mix of talent and boldness.
Every September, the global design industry congregates in Paris for one of the top interiors trade shows, Maison Objet. This is the place to celebrate all of the finest products, from furniture and lighting, to textiles and decoration, but also to find really quality and luxury inspirations as well as the most trending throughout the year. Along with it, Maison Objet provides a stage for six-up and coming designers, offering them the opportunity to showcase their work and enter the field. From those six, we’ve selected 3 of them that you should follow and visit.
The studio is the union of two Industrial and Product Designers, Nathanael Désormeaux and Damien Carrette and it was established in 2014, alongside the the launch of ‘Dita’, a small lamp inspired by the fashion industry, who specified the approach of the studio towards design: the blend between the industrial know-how, by Nathanael, and the artistic arrange, made possible by Damien.
This is mainly because Nathanael delved into British design and innovation, while Damien chose a more decorative, design-oriented studio methodology. To make sure their ideas become reality, the two designers are not afraid of putting them to the test of industrial limitations. They usually surround themselves with a variety of professionals from different field of work to ensure the projects are viable.
This design studio was established in 2013 in Paris by Amandine Choor and Aissa Logerot, right after their experience with a number of design studios: Mathieu Lehanneur, Bruno Moinard, Dominique Perrault or, for instance, Hèrmes creative department. Also, between 2009 and 2012, they collaborated on artisan development programmes in countries such as Cameroon, Cambodia and Morocco. Here, they have learned to cultivate a perfect ‘harmony between function, form and technique’ within the objects they create.
Today, the studio’s work focuses mainly on collaborative product and furniture design projects that reconcile industry and craftsmanship. Thanks to their complementary skills, they are able to design objects that strike a balance between function, technical performance and shape. They are usually inspired by the minimalistic outline of geometrical drawings, which is a perfect match with the Modernist masters, who shaped design by simplicity and functionality.
Since he graduated from Nîmes Higher School of Fine Arts in November 2008, Pierre Charrié has acquired significant experience in product design, collaborating with various design agencies such as Normal Studio. His projects have earned him various awards. He received the Silver Design Award from Future en Seine in 2014 and recently the Grand Prize for Creativity by the City of Paris, in the design category.
He has developed two complementary approaches to his activity. By questioning technologies and their emerging usages, he investigates the sensory dimension of daily-life objects. He is particularly interested in the way sound, movement and touch engage the user and initiate a form of tangible interaction with the object. Everything will be at display at Maison Objet, so just don’t forget to go.