Design, production and installation of a textile curtain for the scenography of the exhibition « Vision » in the Saut du Loup, at the Palais de Tokyo, April 2016. Wool and tulle, 1400 x 390 cm. Paris, Ensci/ANdÉA/Palais de Tokyo.
Produced with the support of Gabriel.

« Vision » is an uncommon multifaceted exhibition curated by the ANdÉA in order to take stock of the current state of research in art and design in France. The exhibition changes continually during a week with several workshops and performances. The main central rotunda is encircled with a high curtain in order to temporarily isolate projection times, conferences and round-table talks. A long thin tulle strip allows to maintain a link between the two separated spaces and to arouse the visitors’ curiosity.

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Vision (2016)
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Research and development of a textile system for scenography and space planning. From the diploma project « Negotiable surfaces », drawings and mockups. Paris, Ensci.
Produced with the support of Kvadrat.

Thanks to only six modular sintered tracks, the curtains’ hanging system allows to compose a wide variety of independent alcoves inside bigger impersonal spaces : working spaces in an library, fitting rooms in a boutique, a meeting room in an open space or even an intimate corner in a peep-show. Compositions in tulle and wool strips draw on the entire curtain’s length, different levels of privacy and intimacy. Light can be let through either at a sight’s height or at seat level; it can frame a panorama or define a linear luminous landmark in space.

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Curtains (2015)
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Design, production and installation of a textile curtain for the exhibition « Diplorama », December 2016. Wool and tulle, 2500 x 360 cm. Paris, Ensci.
Produced with the support of Gabriel.

The aim of « Diplorama » is to provide an overview on the whole year diplomas done in Ensci. In order to accompany the exhibition, some recent graduates present their works and researches during a public evening of conferences and round-table exchanges under the huge glass schoolyard. The long blue wool line allows to draw a stage and to neutralize it from the rest of the messy yard in order to provide an attentive context of listening.

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Ridoplama (2015)
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Research and development of a foldable mirror. From the diploma project « Negotiable surfaces ». Polymer stretched on aluminium frame, ABS hinges, 250 x 130 cm. Paris, Ensci.
Produced with the support of Like Mirror.

The mirror opens and closes like an altarpiece. The hinged parts multiply reflections and points of view. Fully open, it offers a very wide surface of reflection. But its exocentric colors and shape encourage us to move around it, to bypass its center and to see ourselves evolving in space. It doesn’t present a riveted reflection but a temporary stage on which it is allowed to envisage oneself in many different and personal ways. When the time comes, it can be folded close and will cease to emit any reflections.

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Mirror (2015)
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Researches and development of outdoor concrete tiles. From the diploma project « Negotiable surfaces ». Plaster mockups , 60 x 60 cm. Paris, Ensci.

These tiles are made of monochrome fiber reinforced concrete and engraved with a sole motif. Depending on the orientation of the pattern in relations to the light, one can observe three different values of the same pattern: the lines are either black, white or simply disappear. The light’s angle will also determine the width of the stripes. This variegating flooring system enables to modulate spaces. It can indeed be used for its functional possibilities, paving paths or indicating the way in public space; but it can also simply invite to the contemplation of its ever-changing metamorphose.

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Floor (2015)
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Nickel-plated brass or copper mirrors. Various dimensions. Montreal.
Produced with the support of GG Inc.

Nickel is the result of a series of experimentations I’ve done with a polishing and chrome-plating workshop in the suburb of Montreal. The shapes of mirrors are water-jet cut from brass or copper plate before they are finely polished. Then, a chemical nickel layer is partly applied with an electrolytic process. One still can see a small part of the initial uncovered material. The limit between it and the nickel is irregular and seems to be liquid, as if the mirrors had been dipped into a silver bath.

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Nickel (2011)
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Research for a cutlery set. Basswood mockups. Montreal, Studio Samare.

Samare is a Montreal-based studio that produces objects entirely handmade in Canada; based on highlighting and reinterpretation of indigenous culture crafts. They aspire to stimulate reflection on how contemporary design can redefine and foster tradition while respecting a social and sustainable vernacular heritage.The cutlery outline inspiration has been drawn from the cold and quiet Hudson Bay and from the simplicity of the Group of Seven paintings, as much as from Inuit drawings and prints and from Canadian High North fishing tools. The models have been carved out of section cut basswood.

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Couverts (2011)
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Vegetable leather and caribou leather bag, 17 x 35 cm.
Montreal, Studio Samare and Denis Gagnon.

Babiche is an ancestral Canadian raw-leather weaving skill that was formerly used for the handcrafted production of traditional snowshoes. Studio Samare enhances and redesigns this precious craft through premium quality objects and furnitures. The mountie bag can be hung from one of this chair. Its pattern is a reinterpretation of the Babiche shapes into a flying patchwork of black caribou leather which is specially appreciated and used by the fashion designer Denis Gagnon.

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Mountie bag (2011)
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Wire netting pattern researches. Aluminium wire and steel wire.
Produced during a two months residency in Kyôto with Émilie Hirayama and the support of Kanaami Tsuji workshop.

Kanaami is a japanese wire netting technique traditionaly used for kitchenware products such as tofu tray. These flower vase and tea light are inspired by some objects found during walks in the neighbourhood of Kyoto. They are pretext to explore new patterns in order to create new kind of shapes, playing more with volume and distorsion.

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Kanaami (2014)
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Researches for urban aquatic microarchitectures. Drawings, collages, mockups.
Paris, Ensci / French hydroelectricity Consortium.

Three microarchitectures punctuate strolls along riversides and propose to have a particular attention to the water. Each of them use the motive force of water to amplify its natural qualities depending on its state and flow (transparency, sound, freshness,…). Their proportions, feet and their shingle tiles coating give them a look of amphibian critters that recreate a connexion between walkers on the bank and water below.

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Waterpower ! (2012)
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Video, mockups : cardboard and paper, 1’11’’. Paris, Ensci.

Tilt is a serie of ten concept models compiled in one short demonstration film. Each one is the result of researches on unexpectedness. It’s all about attention and how objects can bring someone to grow his attention to details. Their shapes ensue from hidden mechanisms inside. Here, the switches jump, even startle sometime; here the cranks turn riot, and in some cases work at cross-purposes; here, antennas rise up. These models constitute a compilation of slow mechanical concepts to consider for upcoming ignition and control systems; for a lamp, a timer switch, a radio, a thermostat.

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Tilt (2012)
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Master thesis. 176 pages black and white printed on a choice of coloured Popset paper: cornflower, pebble, ivory, athlete ou apricot,
11 x 17 cm. Paris, Ensci.

Through the analysis of everyday objects, this essay highlights the strong and close relationships between objects, practice of design and gender norms and show the vicious circle in which they are commonly included. The last chapter which is about norm and identity in a broader sense, paraphrases the title of Judith Butler’s book and gives its name to the thesis’ title « Design dans le genre ». This chapter deals with the several manners of letting gender trouble emerge into design practice and objects of daily life.

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Design dans le genre (2015)
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Compilation of emails to Eileen Gray. 144 pages, printed post-it, selection of 20 shades of blue, cut silk paper, 16 x 24 cm. Paris, Ensci.

I wrote emails to Eileen Gray for two months and she answered. We raise many issues and evoke the qualities of an object or an architecture, we speak about deindustrialization and pace of work, about her death and the passage of time, about the necessity of taking one’s time. She tells me about her cat. More specifically we exchange on our relation to landscape and surroundings, on the essential importance of rest, of tangency and surprises. Of the sea overall. This book is a transcription of our discussion. It also comprises a long blue chapter and an annotated selection of her exchanges with Jean Badovici.

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Mails à Eileen Gray (2012)
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Mobile, coloured tracing paper, piano wire, wood and Nylon, Paris, Ensci.

The cloud is a three dimensional pattern that is structured around three main axis; so that the global shape undulates seamlessly despite the autonomous flights of the two hundred flies.

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Mouches (2009)
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Design and scenography set-up of the exhibition « Diplorama », November 2015 to March 2016, Paris, Ensci.
Developed in collaboration with Guillaume Jandin, Antoine Pateau and Jean-Simon Roch. Graphic design by Juliette Gelli, Raphaël Pluvinage and Pernelle Poyet.

The exhibition « Diplorama » provides an overview on the whole year diplomas done in Ensci. The exhibition was also shown in La Villette, during the D’Days, June 2016, Paris.

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Diplorama (2015)
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Topographical posters for the visualization of historical, political and social data visualization of hydroelectricity, 59 x 84 cm. Paris, Ensci / French hydroelectricity Consortium.

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Hydro (2012)
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