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La Chance produces the works of a cosmopolitan selection of the best designers of the contemporary design scene. Each designer gives their interpretation of the french spirit of La Chance through the prism of their cultural and educational background to create a rich and diverse, yet consistent, collection.

From the beginning of the adventure, La Chance has been entrusted by the best designers while also still searching for emerging talents and scouting for the most promising profiles worldwide.

La Chance produces the works of a cosmopolitan selection of the best designers of the contemporary design scene. Each designer gives their interpretation of the french spirit of La Chance through the prism of their cultural and educational background to create a rich and diverse, yet consistent, collection.

From the beginning of the adventure, La Chance has been entrusted by the best designers while also still searching for emerging talents and scouting for the most promising profiles worldwide.

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ALAIN
GILLES

BELGIUM

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Design as a second life. After studying Political Sciences and Marketing Management, Alain Gilles went on to work in the international financial world for 5 years. But one has to live his own life, therefore he went back to studying industrial design in France.

He opened his own studio in late 2007 in order to pursue his own dreams and develop his personal approach to product design, furniture design, art direction and scenography. He has since started to collaborate with several international editors such as Qui est Paul ?, Galerie Gosserez Paris, Magnitude, O’Sun, La Chance, Evolution, Buzzispace, Casamania and Bonaldo.

Several of his products have been awarded international prices, such as the Henry Van De Velde Label, the Design for Asia Golden Award, The “Red Dot Best of the Best” for the Welded table and the Good Design award for the Big Table.

In 2012, he was named “Designer of the Year”  by the prestigious Interieur Kortrijk Fair.

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X-RAY

We know you like cooking. What is your favorite meal ?

You have been working in finance in your “past life”. What did you look like at the time ?

What are your three favorite places in Brussels ?

What is your favorite place / time to find inspiration ? 

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CROSS

ANATOLE
ROYER

FRANCE

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Anatole Royer is a french hyperactive artist: he signed the last Air France campaign as a graphic designer, he is also behind the parisian sweatshirt brand Pavane and the musical blog Le Tournedisque as well as the web radio Prose
Anatole drew his inspiration from the sailor's knots to create the Cross rug made of giant crossing stripes whose dimensions and proportions can adapt to any interior.

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CROSS
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CLIMB

BASHKO
TRYBEK

POLAND

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Bashko Trybek is a Polish designer. He created a graphic design studio – Mundaka – and was art director for various magazines before he established his design studio in 2010. Bashko presents a playful and colorful design with smart and simple solutions.

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CLIMB
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ROCKY
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ROCKY SIDE

CHARLES
KALPAKIAN

LEBANON

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Charles Kalpakian was born in Beirut, Lebanon, in 1982. After collaborating with prestigious agencies including Ora Ito and Christophe Pillet in 2011, he launched his design studio and has since then been developing his own projects. He draws his inspirations from his roots in France and Lebanon, as well as street-art culture. These influences take shape through the reinterpretation of patterns  issued from the decorative art that were in turn inherited from the history and geography of Lebanon. Charles' line of work is always sharp yet flexible; almost like the strokes created by a calligraphy brush. 

Charles collectible designs "Cinétisme", "Moon" and "Clé de sol" are shown exclusely by Galerie BSL in Paris. 

He also created the Rocky credenza for La Chance. Since then, he has also been working with companies and brands such as DCW, Habitat, Haymann Edition, Nemo lighting, Dupont Corian, Lelievre, PUIG, Fondation Luciano Benetton, JM design gallery in Beirut and also designs private commissions.

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ROCKY
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ROCKY SIDE

What is your favourite place or time to find inspiration ?

What is the first thing you will do covid situation will be fixed ?

What are the three objects you always carry with you ?

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MONUMENT

COCORICO
PARIS

FRANCE

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Mathieu Girard and Gauthier Pouillart both graduated of the Ecole Bleue in Paris in 2010 and 2011 where they stduied design through a multidisciplinary approach.

They founded Cocorico Paris at the end of 2011. This design agency appreciates contemporary challenges, and develops unique stories for several companies in many fields, like hospitality, offices, coworking, restaurant or shopping facilities. Due to its global design concepts, Cocorico Paris deals with creation, interior design, graphic design, etc.

Their design work is today renowned through many design contests and prices : Comité Colbert& Baccarat Prize in 2009, Jury and Public prize of Cinna 2013, or VIA 2013.

The design of Mathieu Girard and Gauthier Pouillart lies in simplicity, originality, ingenuity.

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MONUMENT

What are the 3 objects you always carry with you ?

What is your favorite place or time to find inspiration ? 

Can you draw and describe shortly your favorite French dish ?

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ICONIC

DAN
YEFFET
&
LUCIE
KOLDOVA

ISRAEL / CZECH REPUBLIC

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Dan Yeffet is Israeli, Lucie Koldova is from the Czech Republic. They met whilst collaborating with designer Arik Levi and began to work together in 2010. Since then, their creations have been shown in various galleries in Paris, New York, and Prague.

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ICONIC
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ANEMONE

FRANÇOIS
DUMAS

France

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François Dumas is a French designer based in Amsterdam. After studying in France and working for a year at the Bouroullec brothers’ studio in Paris, he graduated from the Design Academy Eindhoven in 2009.

His work has been shown in various exhibitions since he won the prestigious Villa Noailles’s Design Parade grand prize in 2010 with his project Sealed chair. Following this award, he was also invited to collaborate with clients such as Camper and Sèvres Cité de la Céramique. In 2012, he co-created Krux Amsterdam, a large multidisciplinary workspace where he curates a group of creative residents and initiates design workshops with cultural institutions and industrial partners.

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ANEMONE
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SWAN
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TOY

GUILLAUME
DELVIGNE

France

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Born in France in 1979, Guillaume Delvigne studied at the Ecole de Design Nantes Atlantique and the Politecnico di Milano. Graduated in 2002, he starts in Milan at George J. Sowden studio, co founder of the Memphis movement. In 2004 he settles in Paris and for a few years he works along-side various renowned designers such as RADI Designers, Delo Lindo, Elium Studio, Marc Newson or Cédric Ragot.

In 2011 he opens his own studio, inaugurates his first personal exhibition at the Tools Galerie and receives the Grand Prize of the creation of the city of Paris.

He now leads a lot of projects for big french and foreign companies such as Maison Pierre Frey, Hermès, La Chance, Cristal de Sèvres, Hanoia Lacquer, Dasras Edition or Habitat.... His designs are regularly exposed during exhibitions in France and abroad, ; he is one of the rising talent in the current french design.

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SWAN
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TOY
What part of France do you prefer ?

What does define French design for you?

What is your favorite place or time to find inspiration ?

Can you draw and describe shortly your favourite French dish ?

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LAMINA

HANNES
PEER

ITALY

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Hannes Peer Architecture is an architecture and design studio that specializes in luxury retail, hospitality and residential spaces, founded in 2009 and based in Milan.

The constant theme is the search for eclecticism as well as high quality in the design at all scales through the study of the close relationship between architecture, historical context and new technologies mediating between craftsmanship and industrial production. The language used in the design is stratified and eclectic, uniting poetic vision and rigorous design. The studio’s projects are recognizable by their strong iconographic identity, based upon continuous research on colours and materials and the contamination between the various contemporary languages. The style is a mix of traditional and contemporary, the overlapping of different styles, highlighting the respect for historical elements, including and superimposing contemporary elements, giving the whole project a sense of eclecticism and uniqueness. The projects are sophisticated also in terms of materials. This has much to do with the richness of the palette of elements that are used, such as silk rugs, oxidised metals, aged timbers, surfaces with different transparencies, textural surfaces, etc. The opulence of these textures mixed with the drama of the natural lighting imbue the space with a sense of theatre. The lusciousness of the textures and the theatrical nature of the space undoubtedly carry the stamp of a deeply Italian architectural and decorative research.

Current work of the studio encompasses a wide range of projects varying in scale including residential, commercial, office and retail sectors, Italy wide as well as beyond italian borders. Since the beginning of his career he has constantly designed unique design pieces for private clients and handcrafted prototypes in his atelier for his continuous formal and conceptual design research.

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LAMINA

What is your favourite place or time to find inspiration ?

What are the 3 objects you always carry with you ?

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PENROSE

HAYO
GEBAUER

Germany

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German-born Hayo Gebauer is a Berlin-based industrial designer specialized in furniture, lighting and objects. He founded his studio after obtaining a master’s degree from the Design Academy Eindhoven in 2016.

Hayo Gebauer envisions functionality and aesthetics around modern ways of living by using industrial design as a means to create imaginative, long-lasting objects.

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PENROSE

What are the 3 objects you always carry with you ?

What is your favorite place or time to find inspiration ?

What is your favourite spot in Berlin ?

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JER
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LALOU

JACQUES-ÉMILE
RUHLMANN

FRANCE

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La Chance’s style definitely has its roots in the Art Deco movement of which the brand aims to make a contemporary transcription. Its spirit and values show through re-editions of Jacques-Emile Ruhlmann pieces, one of the undisputed masters of this period who defined the codes of a new modernity in the 1920’s.

Ruhlmann was an inventor of forms and unique and luxurious pieces, made with the best craftsmen of the time (cabinetmakers, marquetry specialists, gilders, lacquerers and upholsterers) for each of his clients. Ruhlmann was both a creator and a producer but also an editor and a gallery owner for the contemporary high society.

By working with designers with diverse backgrounds as well as Ruhlmann did, combining tradition and modernity, La Chance is keen to recall his passion for noble materials.

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JER
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LALOU
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CYMBAL
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PLANET
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PLANET BAR
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SUNDAY
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SUNDAY
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SUNDAY ROUND

JEAN-BAPTISTE
SOULETIE

FRANCE

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Jean-Baptiste is the co-founder and art director of La Chance since 2012.

Jean-Baptiste was a design geek from a young age : “ On my bedside table when I was 15, you could find books on Ruhlmann or Eames and I spent my Saturdays in Saint-Germain district furniture or at the flea markets.” 10 years after, the passion was still intact when Jean-Baptiste decided to leave the investment found he was working for and revert to his first love.

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CYMBAL
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PLANET
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PLANET BAR
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SUNDAY
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SUNDAY
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SUNDAY ROUND
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MEWOMA

JONAH
TAKAGI

JAPAN

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Jonah Takagi received a BFA in Furniture Design from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2002. After several years on the road as a touring musician, Jonah launched his studio in 2010.
 
He has exhibited work throughout Europe and America and counts among his clients such brands as Kvadrat, Roll and Hill, Umbra Shift, Matter, La Chance and Hem.

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MEWOMA

What is your favourite place or time to find inspiration ?

What is your favourite dish ?

What are the three objects you always carry with you ?

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BLOCK

JONAS
LUTZ

THE NETHERLANDS

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Finnish-born designer Jonas Lutz creates objects of bold simplicity which are inviting to the touch. The foundation of his form language lies in a deep understanding of the inherent qualities of materials and process. Elegant solutions are visible in the way that parts intersect to form a unity, projecting both subtlety and strength. Jonas finds inspiration in Nordic furniture traditions as well as in the lively design culture of his adopted country of the Netherlands.

Jonas Lutz studio is located in Rotterdam and he has studied at the Carl Malmsten furniture school in Stockholm, Sweden and has a bachelor in design from the Design Academy in Eindhoven.

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BLOCK

What is your favorite place or time to find inspiration ?

You seem to be a wood lover, what does your child tree house look like ?

Stockholm, Rotterdam, what is your favorite thing about each city ?

What would be the craziest and perfect way to travel between The Netherlands and Finland ?

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FLOAT

LUCA
NICHETTO

ITALY

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Luca Nichetto was born in 1976 in Venice. He studied at the city’s Istituto statale d’arte, before undertaking a degree in industrial design at the Università Iuav di Venezia, from which he graduated in 1998. In 1999, Nichetto began his professional career with Murano-based glass maker Salviati, later becoming a product designer and consultant for lighting company Foscarini. In 2006, he founded his eponymous practice in Venice. In 2011 he moved to Stockholm, Sweden, to open a second studio and he continues to live in and work from this city. Over the course of his career, Nichetto has served as art director for many international design brands and he has developed an in-depth knowledge of the design industry.
This practice was founded in response to an ever growing number of requests for collaboration from international companies, with the studio’s work also broadening out from its initial focus on designed objects. Nichetto Studio has since expanded into areas such as interior design and architecture.
​Today, Nichetto Studio works with a variety of brands and clients from all around the world, and its expertise is sought out across all design disciplines. A deep passion for, and knowledge of, industrial and craft manufacturing processes runs through every aspect of the studio’s work. Nichetto Studio’s projects abound in carefully selected cultural references and a keen attention to detail. The practice’s unique position within both Scandinavian and Italian design culture has given Nichetto Studio worldwide recognition. Appreciation of its work extends far beyond the confines of the design industry.

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FLOAT

Italian masters or nordic geniuses ?

Luca, you travel a lot and you have been living between Stockholm and Venice for a few years now. Do you feel more Italian or more Swedish now ? 

Can you give us tips about your three favorite places to eat in each city ?

Please draw the greatest view from your top floor studio in Venice.

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ORGIE

MALIKA
FAVRE

FRANCE

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Malika Favre is a French graphic artist based in Barcelona.

Her bold, minimal style – often described as Pop Art meets OpArt – is a striking lesson in the use of positive/negative space and colour.

Her unmistakable style has established her as one of the UK’s most sought after graphic artists. Malika’s clients include The New Yorker, Vogue, BAFTA, Sephora and Penguin Books, amongst many others.

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ORGIE

What are the 3 objects you always carry with you ?

 

What is your favorite place/time to find inspiration ?

 

You are French but now live in Barcelona. What are the three things you miss the most about Paris ?

What are the must-have for a good orgy ?

 

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FLAG
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HAPPY RAIN
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SORCIER

MARTA
BAKOWSKI

France

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Marta Bakowski’s designs are a celebration of colours and materials, two major elements which are often the starting point of her projects. Her objects follow simple and graphical shapes with an elementary functionality, thus leaving room for tactility & expressive qualities while encouraging imagination et interpretation.

By working with dualities and de-contextualisations, her designs are a game of oppositions, contrasts and hijacks. Natural materials meet technological ones, crafts flirt with industry and primitive inspirations transform into pop and modern translations.

For the designer, it is a matter of developing a language that allows  objects to go beyond practicality. By creating links and strong evocations through the development of aesthetical values, her aim is to arouse emotions and encourage relationships between users and objects.

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FLAG
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HAPPY RAIN
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SORCIER

The 3 objects you always carry with you?

Marta, what is your favorite place/time to find inspiration?

Can you draw and describe shortly your favorite Polish dish?

You love Africa, what is your favorite animal in the savannah?

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FRANCE
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TAPIGRI

NATHALIE
DU
PASQUIER

FRANCE

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Nathalie du Pasquier was born in Bordeaux (France) in 1957, she has lived in Milano since 1979. 

Until 1986, she worked as a designer and was a founder member of Memphis. She designed numerous "decorated surfaces" : textiles, carpets, plastic laminates, and some furniture and objects.

In 1987, painting became her main activity. 

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FRANCE
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TAPIGRI
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BOLT
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TEMBO
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ZORRO

NOTE
DESIGN
STUDIO

SWEDEN

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Note Design Studio is a studio founded in 2008. Based in Stockholm, they are involved in various fields such as architecture, interiors, products, graphic design and design strategy.

" To note something, to get noted: we are named after what we try to achieve. We like to pay attention to our surroundings, and try to create things that make others do the same. By looking at what is unique in every project and emphasizing that, we transform non-material values into tactile objects and spaces. "

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BOLT
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TEMBO
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ZORRO

What is your favourite place or time to find inspiration ?

How do you make decisions as a group ? What is the design process ?

Nordic geniuses or Italian masters ?

Please draw a family portrait of your group.

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BORGHESE
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BORGHESE

NOÉ
DUCHAUFOUR-LAWRANCE

France

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Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance is a French designer working across a wide range of disciplines and materials to create a unified body of work with a narrative deeply rooted in nature. 

Born in the south of France in 1974, he followed the footsteps of his father, with an academic training in sculpture from the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Appliqués et des Métiers d’Art, followed by a degree in furniture design from the renowned Les Arts Décoratifs.

Fueled by a rich creative background, Noé approaches design with an instinct and a sensibility that gives form to projects ranging from architecture to furniture, interiors to bespoke, limited edition collections. His sculptural work showcases a respect for the past, combined with a simplicity of line and an honest desire to create pieces that last. 

Settled in Portugal since 2018, Noé splits his time in developing collectible design furniture, and launched a personal project in Lisbon named Made in Situ, in 2020.

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BORGHESE
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BORGHESE

What is your favorite place or time to find inspiration ?

The three objects you always have with you ?

Can you draw your favorite French dish ?

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MAGNUM

PIERRE
FAVRESSE

FRANCE

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Pierre Favresse was born in France in 1979 but soon moved to Paris.  He studied cabinet making at the prestigious French Ecole Boulle before enrolling in the École Nationale Supérieure for Decorative Arts, specialising in Design.

After his graduation, Pierre began to work with designer Mathieu Lehanneur and became studio director, before founding his own studio in 2010.Pierre’s creations are characterized by their simplicity and balance that marry craftsmanship and state-of-the-art technology. Pierre was for 6 years head of design for Habitat International and then for 2 years, head of designfor Lladro, a prestigious spanish porcelain maker.

Pierre’s other work can be found around the world with products developed for companies such as Cinna, Petite Friture, Specimen Edition or La Chance. He now has his own design studio since 2020.

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MAGNUM
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SALUTE

SEBASTIAN
HERKNER

GERMANY

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Sebastian Herkner was born in 1981 in Bad Mergentheim. He studied product design at the HfG Offenbach am Main (Offenbach University of Art and Design), already focusing during his studies on designing objects and furniture merging various cultural contexts, combining new technologies with traditional craftsmanship in order to highlight the multifaceted beauty of the materials.
Whilst still a student, Herkner did an internship with Stella McCartney in London, which helped to hone his feeling for materials, colours, structures and textures. Since founding his own design studio, he has designed products for manufacturers such as ClassiCon, Dedon, Fontana Arte, La Chance, Moroso, Pulpo, Rosenthal and Very Wood, as well as working on interior design projects and for exhibitions and museums.. His designs have received multiple prizes, for example the 2011 German Design Award in the Newcomer category, 2015 the EDIDA Award for Best International Newcomer and Guest of Honor at imm cologne 2016. 

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SALUTE

What is your favorite place or time to find inspiration ?

What are the characteristics of German design according to you ?

Can you name two of your favourite furniture pieces : one classic and one contemporary ?

You worked in the fashion industry for some time. Can you quickly design a bag for Louise ?

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ZAG

STUDIO
BLING

FRANCE

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Bling is a french design studio created in 2018 by Anaïs Maillard and Charles Corthier.

Starting from daily observations, their productions are focused on translating a reality marked by memories, sensations, past moments. They arouse emotions and reflections through contemplative objects, as witnesses to a certain temporality.

Their production goes from the DNA of the object to its illustration, graphics, typography, communication, packaging. As much as contemporary objects, they are inspired by forgotten objects, as a reflector history of art.

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ZAG

Can you draw each other a simple portrait ?

What is your favourite place or time to find inspiration ?

Tournai, Toulouse, what do we have to see if we come to visit you ?

What does the bling attitude look like ?

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JEEVES

TOLILA+
GILLILAND

FRANCE / UNITED STATES

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Gaston Tolila and Nicholas Gilliland began working together in 2003 through a humanitarian architecture competition for which they were laureates. This nomadic dispensary project was then exhibited at the Pompidou Center in 2005. Since then, they have continued to collaborate on architecture, urbanism and design projects, using their knowledge of public and private work acquired in renowned international architecture offices. 

In 2011, they created the Tolila+Gilliland atelier d'architecture. In 2012, their work received the "Prix d'architecture du Moniteur 2012 pour la première oeuvre" (French National prize for the first built work). Today, the atelier develops a broad range of architecture programs (housing, public works, offices, ...) with a particular attention to integration of each project into its own historic, geographic and environmental context.

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JEEVES

What is your favourite place or time to find inspiration ? Can you give us tips about your three favourite places to eat in Paris and New York ?

Who are your masters in design and architecture ?

Can you draw a crazy bridge between Europe and the US ? What would it look like ?

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