How might experiences with nature inform our approach for designing healthy work experiences that are both creative and productive?
In collaboration with Steelcase researchers I explored the relationship between biophilic design and well-being in work environments.
Our findings and insights were published in Steelcase research magazine '360', issue 72.
Read the publication called 'Restauration Office' here.
How might we arouse people's curiosity for a sculpture?
For a residential building located in Paris 13th district, the sculpture is designed to be iconic of the neighborhood's history linked to literature and hand writing. Behind two pages of a book slightly open, a subtle message is revealed only when getting closer to the sculpture. The engraved writing is enigmatic enough to be open to interpretation by the many, whether residents or visitors.
2012 Prix Cogedim de la Première Oeuvre. Commissionned by Altarea Cogedim. Made of stainless steel and CNC-machined brass. Installed in Paris.
How might we improve laptop use in outdoor environments?
Layzie is a chair to support laptop and tablet use in outdoor environments. The small tablet refers to work furniture from university lecture halls whereas large wheels draw inspiration from the deckchair. This singular mix creates a new typology of product specific to the emerging needs of surfing the web outside.
Made of anodized aluminium, it is lightweight and easy to roll therefore users can choose where to stay and orient themselves - sun or shade - to avoid heat or reflected light on screen.
2010 Sponsored by Knoll, USA. Prototype only. Exhibitions: Salone del Mobile 2012, Cent-Quatre Paris, and Designer's Days Paris.
How might we foster interaction and fascination for a trophy?
For this internal corporate contest from which Tarkett employees receive annual awards, we created a trophy with translucency effects according to its handling. The logotype appears in the center only from a chosen angle. It aims to provoke interaction and surprise for the user.
2010 Designed with Maxime Talan. Commissionned by Tarkett.
How might we engage users with the assembly of a product?
Helppo is a massive wooden stool that can be assembled by hand without any glue or screw. Therefore it becomes easy to carry and friendly to use along its lifecycle. Stackable by pair, it comes in natural birch finish.
2009 Handmade in Finland according to traditional woodwork techniques. Prototype only.
How might we improve assembly, storage, and transportation of a basic yet essential piece of furniture?
Strap is an occasional table that can be shipped and stored flat thanks to a simple folding principle, making everyday life easier in small apartments. No screw required, the plywood is covered up by a PVC coating used as a hinge to fold the table. Strap is easy to clean and offers large finishes options.
2008 Personal project. Prototype only.
Made in Bourgogne
How might we highlight local culture and symbology?
Between sculpture and functional object, this one-off bench draws inspiration from local cut-stone techniques of French region Burgandy. The bench is like a ready-made by using two molding casts positioned vertically to set the foundation of the bench. A wood casing turn the sculpture to a functional piece of furniture.
2010 Designed with Samuel Aden and Julien Devaux. Commissioned by Arcade Association. Manufactured and installed in France.
How might we leverage principles and processes from nature to inspire a sustainable design practice?
Thesis 'Biomimicry for Sustainable Design' written and passed with highest honors during Master studies in Industrial Design at Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs. Directed by Anna Bernagozzi. Written in French, available upon request.
How might we boost collaborative work with being in contact with nature?
Participation to the project 'Outdoor Office' chaired by JODR at Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. Inside a micro-architecture, essential elements are brought together: large communal table, stackable chairs, vertical boards, and weather-proof trashcan.