Interview Design studio Pool creator of history
Our business blogger, or rather passion and hobby for me is primarily made of encounters, beautiful games, and this is the case with the Studio Pool, Lea Padovani and Sebastien Kieffer, basis of the rating of Paris. I have met during a retrospective Charlotte Perriand in Lyon where they were in charge of the scenography.
Desiring to learn more, I invite you to discover them through an interview.
- Who are you?
Lea Padovani (born in 1981), French and Italian Iranian origin and Sebastien Kieffer (only in 1982), French, we live and travaillont Paris. We are two degrees in furniture design and interior architecture since 2004.
To go further in their careers: their Bio
- What does your studio?
- Can you define your studio in a word, an object?
Pool is as much the pool containing solid of a liquid mass, a «set of entities’ pool.
- What are your raw Creation? (even datee childhood)
Monsters pate a sel (Lea), full of Lego Lego (Sebastian)
- What designers inspire you?
Memphis, Roger Tallon, Martin Creed, Gio Ponti and Ron Gilad
- Some of your rooms are quite technical, but the most difficult to realize?
The most complicated moment was our collection for the Clotaire Gallery S.Bensimon, stalling near the milimetre, but we arrived there!
- You make the creation of furniture pieces but also of events screenwriting, can you tell us a little about this activity?
We love because it’s instinctive. We must create a story, in short delays and with small budgets.
In the creative process is punchy, we must find solutions quickly, some decisions are made in a call or sketch in a notebook end.
- For you, the most important is a creation? The Practicality? The Poetry? Usability? The creation process simplifies The humor?
Readability, the evidence, the functionality
- What is a typical day like at Pool?
We have no type day!
- What do you think of effervescene around the deco, design in recent years on television and on the internet? (starification designers)
The stardom is a little goes right? Finally it is our impression. There was Starck and children Starck (or the «new starck ‘annual), and now
We also have the impression that the designers put forward in less time than character or gather / hiding behind less egocentric group.
- Or do you get your inspiration?
In our environment, provincial city, Paris and generation » easyjet«. We head into the code that populates the accumulation european streets, when the decorative arts are around snack fronts.
- Your S.T.Q.T.V.M concept (To remember that you will die derivative of monoblock chair in the shape of skull) Made the buzz but it is still not commercilisee, why?
It’s true that its success has exceeded us when we spears!
Today, we produce a self-limited edition fiberglass because it is difficult to be edited on a room that need to invest in a mold when you are a young unknown designer. And then we would not contradict him about this item.
As we have after many requests, we are considering starting a small series. Case follow!
-Do you think that there is a problem for designers in France? (development, highlighting, project ..)
Not at all, we are in a time when the France comeback.
Example: Milan Design France and New Wave
Even if it’s on it’s hard to fight against purchasing groups that buy on the shelf made in china, there are more and more recent examples of collaboration between industrielsdesigners that go beyond the simple phone marketing.
And then there was a nice dynamic with all these young publishers that appear.
As for promotion, there are more event than ever to see a way of federation, the New Wave of last year was France Design in Milan this year.
- What are your next projects?
A collection «Clotaire» constituted a desk and chair for the gallery S. Bensimon has found expostion Design between two shores jusqqu’au May 5 to Bon Marche and Milan furniture salon.
A lamp «Vulcan» for the publishing house LUCK
Today we are working on a new concept of coffee in Paris and a group exhibition for the Biennale of ceramics in Vallauris.
And our exhibition «New Wave» that travels in NYC at Wanted Design in May and after Canada and Belgium la rentree!
- What are the projects that you would like to realize?
100 days 100 chairs (Sebastien) Wrecking Ball Lamp Studio Job (Lea)
- Why accept to answer my questions?
It parrait us natural, no internet and blogs we would not be in it.
-Give us a name for the next interview?
our friends NOCC studio because love their world!
Shall we walk together in the creations of the studio:
WW edited by luminous ceiling system Alter
Table Wryneck, the footprint of the forest.
They explain to us:
» To mark the new course of Designer’s Days, organized under the thematic «Conversation (s)» Cassina invites POOL studio, has designed a scenography, which illustrates the affective and emotional dialogue linking us such furniture.
They grab is of some of them, to make the modules? Monumental works. By turns «totemise», «accumulate» or «atmospherise» subject «icon» between the grammar of a meta-object that hides it, and magnifies it exceeds, the use value AWAY to reveal its symbolic force.»
Thank you to Lea and Sebastien for their availability and kindness, hoping review very soon on BEDesign.
More information about the studio: Pool
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