The Maison & Objet trade show is one of France's biggest events for decoration and design professionals and is taking place through September 8. The event presents the latest trends and designs but also emerging and talented designers that are exposed in the "Talents à la carte": six rising talents in the world of home and interiors.
Born in Reims, France in 1990, Gilles Neveu developed a taste for drawing while studying architecture. Neveu later turned to design and began working alongside designer Pierre Gonalons, elected "Best breakthrough designer" at the Wallpaper Design Awards in 2007. The young talent finds his inspiration in auction houses. Fascinated by the heritage of French craftsmanship, he is particularly interested in the applied arts of the 18th century. Neveu is presenting three transparent objects including the "Coat" lamp.
Selected to take part in the "Aides à la Création" (Creative Assistance) 2015 program by VIA (a French association dedicated to developing the value of innovation in the furnishing industry), Camille Riboulleau's "Sillon" collection includes a selection of chairs made from low-cost materials. The products can be melted and recycled. The young designer gained experience working with Jerszy Seymour, renowned designer whose work is displayed at the London Design Museum and the Vitra Design museum in Basel and Berlin.
Laura Lynn Jansen and Thomas Vailly
Both graduates of the Eindhoven Design Academy in the Netherlands, the duo have combined their talents and their fields of research. Jansen works on interior design while Vailly focuses on the materials and systems of production. Their taste for natural materials is evident in their creations as can be seen in the "101,86°" installation where they question the colored nature of light.
Arthur Gillet created a buzz back in 2013 by walking around in the nude during the "Masculin/masculine" exhibit at the musée d'Orsay. Eccentric artist, his work has been displayed in 2012 at the MACVAL (Museum of Contemporary Arts of Val-de-Marne) and he participated in the retrospective dedicated to Keith Haring at the musée d'art de la ville in Paris. His collaboration with Cassina allowed him to showcase his work at the Milan Furniture Fair.
Florian Dach and Dimitri Zephir
The young designers met at decorative arts school. Basing their work on the observation of daily human behavior, they are fascinated by the approach of Ettore Sottsass, founder of the Memphis movement. The two talents won first prize at the Cinna competition for "Rite", three coat pegs with a mirror and a blackboard installed on a rail and attached to the wall.
Célia Picard and Hannes Schreckenberger
The two creators have worked on a number of experimental projects around the world. Their creations are strongly linked to local human and material resources.
Maison & Objet runs through September 8.
For more information: www.maison-objet.com/en