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 help mobile workers easily and rapidly make themselves comfortable wherever they work?
Today we see people increasingly moving within the corporate office or travelling between one work location to another. It is often hard for these mobile workers to find a desk to settle in for the day and work efficiently.
FrameFour is a complete desk and table system to support mobile workers in their transitions. Beyond a large range of meeting tables and desk configurations, FrameFour solves for essential individual needs:
ACCESS. Bags and purses can be easily dropped off at convenient height and location to allow permanent access to belongings while working.
RECHARGE. Because we see people carrying tablets and smartphones in addition to their laptop FrameFour offers to charge up to 3 different devices simultaneously.
LOCK. On lower side of the unit users can find a personal locker to keep belongings secure and hidden.
2016 Designed with Steelcase design studio. Image courtesy of Steelcase.
How might we support casual collaboration within the workplace?
B-Free is a wide range of furniture to form neighborhoods within the workplace.
Work is mobile and people need different places to support the variety of ways they work today. A change of place provides a fresh perspective, empowers employees, and helps boost productivity. B-Free offers a broad statement of line with a consistent aesthetic to create spaces where people easily connect, collaborate, and concentrate.
2013 Designed with Steelcase design studio. Image courtesy of Steelcase. Find out more information and visuals on Steelcase website.
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 in Industrial Design at Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs. Directed by Anna Bernagozzi. Written in French, available upon request.
How might we support collaborative work with the benefits of being 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.