Guillaume Bardet was born in Rouen in 1971, where he lived until the age of 15 years before moving to Paris.
At the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, from which he graduated in 1999, he met Jean-Marie Massaud, which whom he...
"I like to study the world and its daily life. I like to dream about it. Ultimately, my pieces are dreams given form."
American René Barba was born in Havana, Cuba in 1965. He studied at Miami Dade Community College between 1986 and 1988, and graduated in design from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs de Paris (1991-1994). Has worked for many years to...
"To offer a design adapted to the contemporary way of life: comfortable minimalism."
Born in Brussels on 22nd March 1980.
Education & training:
1999 - 2002 : BA (Hons) in Contemporary Furniture Design at Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College, High Wycombe, England.
1998 - 1999 :Foundation in Art and...
"When developing her products, Marina Bautier often begins by observing ordinary everyday activities. The furniture and objects she creates are user-friendly and devoid of all affectation. Furniture and objects whose tranquil normality conceals myriad tiny attentions. Furniture and objects which perform a service without ever being burdensome."
A former fine art student, visual artist and sculptor, François Bauchet made his first foray into the world of product design in 1981. Fascinated by the sociology of mankind, he draws on his observations for his designs.
His contribution to...
"To accompany the evolution of ways of life with objects which affirm it by their presence."
Marc Berthier trained at the Ecole supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris. In 1967, he was behind a small revolution in the field of design, creating the very first collection of affordable plastic furniture: this was the famous Ozoo collection, the children's...
"Lightness is going straight to the essentials whilst keeping away from obsolescence. This is one of the continuing challenges of a designer."
Born in Lille in 1987.
Graduated from the ENSCI-Textile with a masters in textile design in 2010.
One year placement with Inga Sempé plus 6 months in the Petit h Hermès studio.
Currently working on her final project for her industrial...
"Unravelling the codes of textiles to unveil them as an object."
R. & E. Bouroullec
Erwan and Ronan Bouroullec born 1976, and 1971, respectively, began working together in 1997. Their commitment to working on projects only if they find them both interesting and inspiring has produced both commercial and critical success. Projects include...
"A work based around the intimate understanding of objects which are at once simple and intelligent, sensibly-designed and interrogatory, and as close as possible to reality..."
Training : Ecole supérieure de design Nantes Atlantique.
2007 : graduated from the E.N.S.C.I, with 'félicitations du jury'.
2006 : "Appel à projet" VIA 2006. Knoll, Designers days 2006, Par Design Familia. 'Calice' produced by Chez...
"Design is born of a dialogue with materials. I provoke it, manhandle it, measure its reaction, its plastic response. It is this that I incarnate as an object, this spontaneous manifestation whereby meaning escapes, leaving behind no more than the impression of a strange familiarity."