Here, we ask designers to take a selfie and give us an inside look at their life.
Studio location: Montreuil, France.
Describe what you make: I create sculptural furniture as well as furnishing sculptures.
The most important thing you’ve designed to date: Certain pieces have a particular significance in the lineage of my creations because they have generated a vast offspring. Good examples are Cabinet Rosanna, Fracture Verticale, and Recontre Syngénésique.
Describe the problem your work solves: My work identifies more issues than it solves problems. I don’t think an artist ever solves problems. The role given to art is to question the world, and the answers are offered by the spectator.
Describe the project you are working on now: I have a number of ongoing projects. I’m currently working on a cabinet inspired by Mamluk culture, a study based on the structure of butterfly wings at microscopic resolution, and a collection that reflects the effects of time on materials.
A new or forthcoming project we should know about: I have been invited by the Twenty First Gallery to exhibit my work as a solo exhibition in New York from Sept. 20–Nov. 15.
What you absolutely must have in your studio: A coffee machine.
What you do when you’re not working: I enjoy living a family life.
Sources of creative envy: Anish Kapoor, Andy Goldsworthy, Ron Arad, César, Arman. The thing they have in common is that they are researchers and forerunners. I admire both their work and their success.
The distraction you want to eliminate: The internet. It fills up all empty spaces. I can’t even go to the bathroom without browsing. I miss the emptiness that used to exist and that allowed my mind to wander. I feel like an e-junkie.
Concrete or marble? Concrete.
High-rise or townhouse? Townhouse.
Remember or forget? I can’t choose. Sometimes you wish you would forget things you remember and other times you wish you could remember the things you’ve forgotten.
Aliens or ghosts? Ghosts.
Dark or light? Both, there are no shadows without light.