Here, we ask designers to take a selfie and give us an inside look at their life.
Age: 35 (Lambert) and 34 (Nicholas).
Occupation: Industrial designers.
Studio location: Montreal.
Describe what you make: Rainville Sangaré collaborates with local industry to bring vibrant interiors, carefully designed furniture and coveted products to life. For us, each and every detail counts.
The most important thing you’ve designed to date: One of the many projects that we’re proud of is the design of Bibiko, a restaurant here in Montreal. In partnership with the restaurant owner, we developed a design vision embodying what Montreal is: a dynamic cohabitation of cultures. Excitingly, Bibiko is also located in our cherished neighborhood, the Mile-End.
Describe the problem your work solves: Each project is focused on understanding the client’s needs. We then develop a targeted approach combining avant-garde design and sustainability to best serve each client.
Describe the project you are working on now: We are simultaneously opening two new concept stores with our beloved client Quartz Co. One will be in Montreal and one will be in Toronto.
A new or forthcoming project we should know about: We are very fortunate to work with Canadian furniture and home goods manufacturer and retailer EQ3. We believe that our collaborative new Biau collection of benches and stools, which launched just this summer, has a timeless appeal that is anchored in contemporary language. We’re excited to see how EQ3’s customers will respond to the pieces.
What you absolutely must have in your studio: Music is a must! We were a DJ duo as industrial design students and are both passionate about music.
What you do when you’re not working: We spend most time with our families. Outdoor activities are a must with kids—gotta get that energy spent!
Sources of creative envy: Aino and Alvar Aalto.
The distraction you want to eliminate: Emails.
Concrete or marble? Concrete.
High-rise or townhouse? Mid-rise, like in Paris or Barcelona.
Remember or forget? Remember.
Aliens or ghosts? Ghosts.
Dark or light? Dark. There’s an inside joke at the office that Lambert never turns on the lights.