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François Daireaux seeks out original sites around the world; his travels take him wherever people live and work. Away from tourist maps or any form of exoticism, for almost 25 years François Daireaux has travelled alone to new countries to record his experiences.
Tibor Weissmahr was born in Munich, Germany. After leaving school, he combined civilian service with 2 years of law studies at Ludwig Maximilian University Munich, then he decided to change focus and study product design.
Fred Rieffel opened his own design studio based in Strasbourg in the beginning of 1998. Since then, he has developed furniture in collaboration with numerous French and international companies including Arfa,
Cécile et Gabrielle Grimaldi, born in 1980, who trained at the Arts Décoratifs de Strasbourg and the École des Beaux-arts de Saint-Etienne (respectively), founded Grimdesign in 2007. Under this identity,
David Hanauer is born in 1982 in Germany. ” Considering a more conscious way of living and dealing with objects, the work is strongly contemporary on the one hand showing solutions for a possible future on the other hand.
The creator of “new simplicity” in the field of design, Jasper Morrison is one of the most famous British designers. He was born in London in 1959, and first attended Kingston Polytechnic Design Studio in 1979.
Berlin-based Werner Aisslinger, born in 1964, has opened design studios in Berlin and Singapore. After studying at the UdK in Berlin, he taught as a professor of design at the HFG Karlsruhe from 1998-2008,
Claude Saos was born in Brest in 1972, and lives and works in Strasbourg. Graduating from the Ecole des Beaux-Arts of Quimper in photography, after attending the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Brest and the Utrecht HKU (Netherlands) in the design section,
Christelle Familiari builds her work in connection with her body; meshes, twists, braiding, weaving and threading are born from her movements, with no intermediary. Her work often questions the relationship of the body to another,
Designer and scenographer David Dubois graduated in 2003 from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Création Industrielle in Paris, where he lives and works. He chose to develop his efforts in the areas of design and fashion,
Stéphane Halmaï-Voisard, born in 1980, graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in graphic design from the University of Quebec in Montreal, Canada, before studying product design at the ECAL/University of Arts and Design Lausanne,
Studio Monsieur is a design studio founded in 2012 by Manon Leblanc and Romain Diroux. They work on various projects such as product design, furniture, lighting and set design for exhibitions and cultural events.
François Azambourg explores the expressive potential of manufacturing processes and the shaping of materials, whether industrial or handmade, innovative or traditional. François Azambourg’s work is driven by research, the alliance of art and techniques,
Andreas Brandolini was born in 1951 in Tauscha, Germany, near Leipzig. After studying architecture in Berlin, he worked as an independent designer in Ulm until 1981, then founded experimental design collective Bellefast in Berlin,
Graduated from the Design Academy Eindhoven under the guidance of Ilse Crawford and Formafantasma, Valeriane Lazard had gained experience in the field of interior and product design working at John Pawson,
Contemporary industrialist Oskar Zięta invents new processes, set to meet future needs. A hyper rationalist, the Wrocław-based architect-turned-designer
gives new meaning to the term ‘less is more.’ Having introduced FiDU technology – stabilized inflated metal – in 2007,
Studio Khachatryan, founded in 2010 by designer Noro Khachatryan, is active in various felds of product and architectural design. The studio designs installations, interiors and architectural elements for public and residential spaces.
Guillaume Garnier and Florent Linker are two French creators based in Paris. Their work is about giving a contemporary design to rare materials and savoir-faire. All pieces are handmade in small series by French master craftsmen.