Staffan Holm

(Sweden) Born in 1977, Staffan Holm is a swedish designer who established his interior architecture, industrial design and furniture design studio in Gothenburg. « My fascination has always been about the poetry of crafts as well as of the wonders of new technology since they are both essential ingredients for the development of society. For me, really great design have never been all about the practical functions, but more about the emotional ones, more about commitment and attachment. Art or design? Well, does it really matter? All I know is that mass produced artifacts seldom really get the chance to root in our lives before new ones take their place. We need get attached and fall in love, head over heels. I work with some of the best craftsmen in Sweden to meet the demands of my mission. My mission is to create design with more of the human qualities, that is: God, evil, emotion, humor, and a sense of a life of its own. »

Staffan Holm
SPIN stool, Swedese
Winner of the « Furniture of the Year Award », Sköna Hem magazine (2011)
The Spin stool is the result of a collaboration together with Swedish company  Swedese. Spin is a stackable lightweight stool that stacks in a spiral for as high as you dare. The laminated veneer legs are bent in two directions.

staffan holm d'albe stool tabouret
D’Albe stool
Often there is inspiration to be found in objects created for practical use, which became beautiful or interesting by coincidence. This stool is inspired by so called ”Duc d’Albe’s”,old anchoring tripods hammered into the bottom of the harbor and these days mostly popular social spots for the seagull community.

Mathieu Lehanneur

(France) Mathieu Lehanneur graduated from ENSCI-Les Ateliers (French National School for Industrial Design) in 2001, and opened that same year his own studio dedicated to industrial design and interior architecture. Very soon has he been developing a real passion for interactions between the body and its environment, living systems and the scientific world. Studio Mathieu Lehanneur works for clients such as: AirMineral, Cartier, Centre Pompidou, Christofle, Harvard University, Hennessy, Issey Miyake, JCDecaux, Nike, Poltrona Frau, Sony, Veuve Clicquot, Yohji Yamamoto…

Mathieu Lehanneur

Isaac & Graham
Developed in partnership with the LETI laboratory of the CEA (France’s Atomic Energy and Alternative Energies Commission), Isaac & Graham explores the potential applications of micro-energy. Using the energy created by dropping a weight, Isaac & Graham produces its own electricity, giving walkers an emergency
telephone. A self-confessed tribute to Isaac Newton (law of universal gravitation) and Graham Bell (the inventor of the telephone), there is also a light that uses the same concept: Isaac & James.
(2012, LETI Laboratory / CEA -France’s Atomic Energy Commission; with the collaboration of Joel Chevrier, Physics Professor, University Joseph-Fourier, Grenoble. Photo Véronique Huyghe)

Yves Behar

(USA/Switzerland) The Swiss-born designer Yves Béhar is an entrepreneur and a sustainability advocate. He is the founder and principal designer of Fuseproject, an award-winning industrial design and brand development firm based in San Francisco, USA. He is also Chief Creative Officer of the wearable technology company Jawbone.
In 2011, the Conde Nast Innovation and Design Awards recognized him as Designer of the Year. His clients have included Herman Miller, PUMA, MINI, General Electric, Swarovski, or Samsung.

Yves Behar

Sodastream Source
Sodastream teamed with Yves Béhar to introduce SodaStream Source, a line of soda machines designed with a special emphasis on sustainability, that debuted on the French market in April 2013.The redesigned carbonating bottle easily locks into place with a single-push motion. Powered by a CO2 canister, the refined mechanics of SodaStream Source make the entire top surface responsive to touch, and the strength of carbonation is visible through an LED display, providing instant, visual feedback.

Kiki Van Eijk

(The Netherlands) Kiki van Eijk was born in 1978 and graduated Cum Laude in 2000 from Design Academy Eindhoven. Her work is presented in numerous galleries and museums, in London, Paris, New York, Milan, Cologne, Venice, Kuwait, Tokyo, or Moscow.

Kiki Van Eijk

Matrice Collection, cristalleries Saint-Louis
In her life as in her work, Kiki van Eijk loves to celebrate the kind of freedom that is enjoyed by children or by those who dare to return to their childhood. “Fairyland and fantasy can be wonderful guides if you believe in them and do what they tell you,” she says. But the flip side is that Kiki’s ideas are never easy to turn into reality. (…) Craftsmen are her allies in this adventure. “They say so much without speaking. Their gestures are so eloquent; they inspire total respect and boundless confidence.”
It was while looking at the huge supply of moulds in the Saint-Louis warehouse that Kiki had one of her sure-fire flashes of inspiration. Some two thousand cast-iron moulds line the shelves of this dark room, while four thousand others nestle in crates and cellars. (…) She felt the stirrings of an intense, carnivalesque idea. She would make a crystal lamp in the shape of a mould. opening it up by hand would liberate the light inside, softened by a japanese paper screen. And because she would be giving birth to these new creations, she would call the collection “Matrice”, French for “matrix”.
(courtesy Saint-Louis, Sophie Cherrer, Inès Dielemen)

Färg & Blanche

(Sweden) Färg & Blanche is a design studio based in Stockholm, Sweden. Fredrik Färg studied cabinet-making and design at the Gothenburg HDK School of Design and Crafts ; Emma Marga Blanche graduated from the Institut Supérieur des Arts Appliqués, in Rennes, France. They started their design studio together 2010 after working several years on their own. They are working with furniture and lighting companies such as Gärsnäs, ZERO, Design House Stockholm, Materia as well as with art project, events, lectures and also as curators with exhibitions like “20 designers at Biologiska” (“The biggest attraction of the 2011 Stockholm Design Week” according to The New York Times), “Beyond Couture” or “Design Walk”. They also have a production of exclusive furniture, working with galleries in New York, Milan and Tokyo.

Färg & Blanche

EMMA chair, Gärsnäs
The EMMA chair by Färg & Blanche for the swedish brand Gärsnäs just won the ”Furniture of the year Award 2013″, organized by Sköna Hem magazine. The jurors stated that “Emma is a classic in modern Garb. A well-tailored interaction between tradition and industrial manufacturing. An acquaintance with a long history, dressed in the latest fashion: tight elegant and feminine with leggings.

Succession
The Succession series is made of stools, dressed in leather and textile, then brought to life through a series of processes. The base is made of an innovative combination of materials, upholstered in textile and leather tied with ropes before being baked. When cut off, the rope reveals a pattern without seams, as brutal as it is sophisticated and refined. “They become like living furniture populating our home“.

F-A-B collection
“Couture” and “Ready-to-wear” for chairs: the F-A-B chair collection is based on the idea of the chair acting as a body. The chair can be used nude and bare, but also reveal a whole new personality when dressed in something a little bit more extravagant, thus functioning as a load-bearing structure for textile creations.

ARRO Studio

(France) Founded in 2012, Arro Studio (Erik Arlen & Ludovic Roth) is a creative multi disciplinary design structure (furniture, products, interior design, footwear, set design, art direction..). Erik Arlen has worked with Toyota in Japan, Puma in Germany, and Nike in Portland (USA), for five years, as a footwear designer. Ludovic Roth has been a project manager for influent design studios, such as Fabrice Berrux and Mathieu Lehanneur.
ARRO clients include Lexon, Nike and Bagua shoes, Atelier Sedap, Case-mate, Audio Technica, Aldebaran-Robotics, or the Tenuta SanMichele domain in Italy – a vast compound in the Tuscan country, which interiors Arlen and Roth are currently redesigning.

Arro Studio

MARIA, Dix Heures Dix
MARIA is a hanging lamp made ​​of felt strips stitched and reinforced with fiberglass rods, on a 85cm diameter structure. The light plays with the multiplication of the same element, the felt strip, shaping the lampshade. Maria is a hanging lamp designed to enhance felt in a soft and subtle way. It may be considered as a contemporary reading of our grandma’s umbrella, their sweet fringes rendered in cleaner, contemporary lines. The felt protects the bulb and warmly enlightens interiors. The balance between a rigorous industrial design process and traditional know-how allows Maria to offer a new lighting alternative (designed for Nantes-based brand Dix Heures Dix).

Marc Thorpe

(USA) The architect and industrial designer Marc Thorpe founded Marc Thorpe Design  in 2005. Internationally known for their innovative work, Marc Thorpe and his team rigoroulsy apply an integrative vision of architecture, design and technology. He believes “in a holistic design approach, which engages the social components of space and form.” Marc Thorpe graduated in Industrial Design from the University of Maryland, and in Architecture, with Honors, from the Parsons School of Design in New York, where he has taught in the Architecture Department, as well as in the Industrial Design Department of the Pratt Institute.

 Marc Thorpe

Blur sofa, Moroso
Through the material suggestion of disappearance, the Blur Sofa for Italian brand Moroso questions its objectivity, scale and the relationship between figure and ground.The Blur sofa achieves this tactic of invisibility thanks to a new technique of fabric knitting, produced by Innofa in the Netherlands: a gradient pattern that suggests dissolving, fading or blurring of the color.

Mark table, Moroso
The cantilevered table is designed as a highly flexible and universal pull up surface to accompany low lounge seating. The table’s minimal design is an exercise in pure function dictating form. The wrapping articulation of its design communicates a soft dialog between the user and the table.The designer states: “It is as little design possible that makes this table successful. The table is less about itself and more about the relationships it creates.”

 

Claudia Caviezel

(Switzerland) Born in Zug in 1977, Claudia Caviezel graduated in Textile Design from the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Art in 2002, and received a Master degree from the IED European Design Labs,  Madrid. She held an internship at the Li Edelkoort studio, where she carried out a project for In View magazine. She completed her studies imagining a new technique for creating seamless, reversible fashion, using textile tapes. For five years, she created designs for the Swiss company Jakob Schlaepfer, many of which frequently reached the runways in London and Paris. At the same time, she created, along with the industrial designer Remo Frei, two collections for an outdoor sports company, and was invited to take part to the Beijing International Design Triennial in 2011. Her work reflects the pleasure of experimentation, a domain of complex techniques and skills in combining artisan craftwork with industrial manufacturing. Many of her fabrics are used by major fashion professionals including: Vivienne Westwood, Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs and Akris.

Claudia Caviezel

Cushions and rug, Atelier Pfister 
A skilled textile designer, Claudia Caviezel use of bold color and patterns is oftern reminiscent of collages. Not surprisingly, many of her fabrics give the impression of seeing the world through a kaleidoscope…

Adrien Rovero

(Switzerland) Born in 1981, Adrien Rovero, already the holder of a CFC in interior design and a Bachelor in industrial design, received his Master’s degree  in industrial design in 2006 from the Ecole Cantonale d’Art de Lausanne, ECAL (where he is now teaching) and opened his studio the same year. Since then, he has a double activity of research and industrial production by associating the market and institution context. Exhibited in galleries in Paris, London or Geneva, Rovero works for institutions like Grand Hornu, Le 104, Villa Noailles or established brands like Hermès, Pfister or Nanoo, Droog Design, Dim & Campeggi, Cristalleries Saint-Louis. His work is based on “the observation of elementary needs, where everything is an excuse for speculations, with hypotheses and imagination“. Rovero brings together use, commonplace and extraordinary, making unexpected solutions simple and relevant. He has been awarded the D&AD Nesta product Innovation Award for 2003 and 2004, the jury prize at the Villa Noailles in France (2006) and the Swiss federal prize in 2007. His works entered the permanent collection of the Musée National d’Art Moderne/Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris), the Grand Hornu (Belgium) and the Mudac (Lausanne).

Adrien Rovero

Capra bench, A-C-E
wiss designer Adrien Rovero designed the stackable « Capra » bench, made out of solid ash. It refers to the way public benches are traditionally built. Handcrafted by cabinet-makers near Lausanne, a natural pattern of bright and stripped wood (from swiss and italian forests, chosen for such qualities as flexibility and resistance) animates its surface.www.a-c-e.ch

Alain Gilles

(Belgium) After studying Political Sciences and Marketing Management, Brussels-based Alain Gilles went on to work in the financial world. He then decided to go and study Industrial design in France. Working as an asssistant to Xavier Lust, Gilles was hired by Quinze & Milan before graduating. Collaborating with Arne Quinze for two and a half years, he worked as a designer, developer and a project manager for world-renowned architects and editors. Alain Gilles opened his own studio in 2007, dedicated to product and furniture design, art direction and interior design.

Alain Gilles

Nomad lamp, O’Sun
The Nomad lamp for O’Sun is a most advanced multifunctional LED solar portable light system designed by the Belgian designer Alain Gilles and developed by Swiss engineers to meet a need and to improve the quality of life of its users. A system of 12 LEDs provides a total of 2,3 watts, equivalent to an incandescent bulb of 40 watts light diffused over a radius of 16m2. Up to 6 hours of light in 100% mode, up to 12 hours in 50% mode and up to 35 hours in 15% mode.

Marine Peyre

(France) Marine Peyre hits the design scene in 2001 with a series of colorful silicone objects sold at the Sketch, London, or in the MoMA shop, NY. Her playful universe displays modularity, versatility, a daring use of materials, expressive and colorful shapes, uninhibited attitudes, playing with the boundaries of art, space and design. Marine Peyre designed the furniture of the Black Pavilion for architect Rudy Ricciotti in Aix-en-Provence, a range of plant objects for Flower Box, collaborating with brands such as Urbastyle, Love to Love, The Velvet editorial or Yellow. The designer is also involved in set designing and art direction. Her furniture is 100% Made in France, and distributed under the label “Marine Peyre assises en mouvement(s)” (“sitting in motion”).

Marine Peyre

XXXXL Outbed sofa
In the heart of Paris, visitors are be greeted by a ten-meter long sofa, placed in front of the church of Saint-Martin-des-Champs, at the entrance of the Musée des arts et métiers.
Marine Peyre collaborated with the famous weaver Lemaître Demeestere, who turned the designer’s Outbed XXXL sofa into the very first outdoor piece of furniture upholstered in a waterproof linen fabric (provided by Safilin, dyed and treated by Decoster & Caulliez).

Atelier Cocorico

(France) Atelier Cocorico is a Paris-based architecture and design studio founded by Adrien Anelli, Mathieu Girard, Julien Lesieur and Gauthier Pouillart. They teamed up while studying at the Ecole Bleue. In January 2013, Atelier Cocorico were awarded both Jury and Public prizes for the 6th edition of the Cinna – Maison Française magazine competition with their ”Les illuminés” series of lamps.

Atelier Cocorico

carBON Table
CarBON is a simple, resistant and adaptable table, made of strengthened carbon fiber and steel. The assembly system increases the mechanical capacities of the object as much as it makes it evolving and customizable. The industrial approach aims to be responsible according to the environmental necessities views, through its simplicity of design, its creation process and time of processing (infusion), its packing (transport), assembling of the components…

MIHA Studio

(France) MIHA (“Make It Happen”) is a jewelry design studio collaborating with eight of the most renowned jewelers among the famous Place Vendôme creators. For the Design [R]evolution exhibition at the Musée des arts et métiers (arts and crafts museum), MIHA’s founding trio (Véronique Le Bansais, Nit Chea and Olivier Grammatico) challenged their design team: they will imagine pieces of fine jewelry inspired by some of the contemporary designs showcased for the exhibition.

MIHA Studio

Fabrice Berrux

Fabrice Berrux graduated from the Dijon National Arts School in 1986. Managing a few interior design projects, he has then founded the « 18 Août » collaborative studio in 1987, 14 years before « Dix heures dix » was launched. In 1994, his designs were exhibited at the VIA in Paris. From 1990 to 1994, Fabrice berrux taught design in Dijon, Limoges, Reims, and at the Charpentier Academy. He has been teaching at Ecole Bleue, in Paris, since 2005. He currently collaborates with brands such as Roche Bobois, Périgot, d’Argentat, la Monnaie de Paris, Lexxon and Taittinger.

Fabrice Berrux

K2 floor lamp, Fabrice Berrux for Dix heures dix
Floor lamp in white Dibond® (aluminium composite material). Warm white, cold white or RGB indirect LED lighting.