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28/09/2021

Paris Design Week: “Vivement Demain! », A creative youth full of promise at the Sorbonne

Can’t wait for tomorrow! , it is already today with the young graduates of the Campus Métiers d’Art & Design schools! As part of Paris Design Week and the splendid historic setting of the Sorbonne, rue des Ecoles, the exhibition which showcased the work of 8 higher schools and 14 renowned crafts establishments, presented creations dealing with subjects for which young shoots are the best ambassadors. Plural projects in their forms and materials, which speak of environmental issues – ethics,recycling, preservation of the environment – but also identity, privacy, better living, for some with know-how both respectful of traditional and innovative techniques. Subjective and fragmented focus on 14 of them.

Virginie Chuimer-Layen

École Estienne, Projet « Kleenex 2021 », Nouvelles valeurs, nouvelle couleur

Romane Dède, Loraine Boudon, Morgan Gomez and Lea Jéquier have designed a fictional project and global for Kleenex, a pioneering brand of disposable handkerchiefs, through the creation of a handkerchief not bleached by chlorine, 100% biodegradable, with packaging strewn with seeds to be planted. Derived from cut wood scraps, its color and texture relieve the object of its negative image of “waste”. After the hygienic revolution, it’s time for the ecological and festive revolution, through the “party at least”, promoting the circular economy, of which this “non-white” object is part.

Lycée Octave Feuillet, Noémie Crosetti, chapeau

The academic theme “fashion and identity” imposed by the school in Cap hatter milliner involved working on the boater, this timeless, renowned and very French headgear. The piece by young student Noémie Crosetti is both aesthetic and delicate, through the use of black velvet embroidered with pearls, as it demonstrates the recyclable potential of everyday objects, through the use of a fiber placemat. , for its edges.

Lycée Octave Feuillet, Daphné Cordesse, chapeau

Also in the Sorbonne’s Salle des Autorités where masterpieces of the Crafts are presented, Daphné Cordesse, a young plumassière apprentice at the Lycée Octave Feuillet imagined a hat strangely inspired by an Indian feather finery of a chef d ‘South America. However, she added another influence, that of tartan, a fabric of Celtic origin, through the prism of embroidery and colors. Guaranteed printing effect.

Lycée Lucas de Nehou/ Ecole du verre, du cristal & du vitrail/Lycée Hector Guimard, Art de la pierre

The many Glass Arts and Techniques CAPs at Lycée Lucas de Nahou train young artisans in the excellence of know-how in these fields. In partnership with the Lycée Hector Guimard, some students work on painting on glass in connection, as here, with the fenestration of the cathedral of Chartre, made by the stonemason François Tricoire. We note the ability to get out of the shackles of restoration, through a geometric and minimalist painting compared to Gothic architecture.

Lycée Lucas de Nehou, Ypeng Xin, Lampe à décor de hiboux

This young student of the CAP Arts and glass technique, glass decorator option, processes the image of the owl on flat glass, using the glass sandblasting technique. Even if the excellence of the finishes has not yet been achieved, we note a great mastery of the process for this level. In addition, the animal image takes on an additional dimension by the effect of light on the glass.

ENSCI les Ateliers, Martin Tiessé, « Pignon sur rue »

Martin Tiessé is a young visionary designer. ” Storefront is interested in “the issues linked to the relocation of inexpensive and local production”. His project of objects made by vacuum molding and assembly systems questions, among other things, the manufacturing processes but also the organization of work.

Ecole Nationale des Arts Décoratifs, Carla Genty, « Précieuse matière », diplôme architecture d'intérieur

Precious material is a global project, even total and sensitive, around flax, which reinvests an agricultural domain of growers. How? ‘Or’ What ? By renovating and considering an old farmhouse as a “creation laboratory, conducive to research and invested in by designers, artists and researchers in residences. »A project that creates many objects – such as link bricks here, reintroducing this fiber locally.

-Ecole Nationale des Arts Décoratifs, « Tant que les fleurs existeront encore », Alexis Foiny, diplôme design d’objet

By reinventing the Astiria Rosea , a botanical species that disappeared from Mauritius in the 19th century, Alexis Foiny creates a poetic Memento Mori , in its terms. From the collection of numerous documents with scientists, the designer has given shape and color to the plant, but also “resuscitated” its fragrance through an olfactory accord, with a designer perfumer.

ENSAAMA, Vincent Noir, « Informer les formes » DSAA Mode textile

Between rugs and tapestry, this beautiful designer piece is indicative of a very successful textile know-how, and of a careful attention to colors and shapes. Similar to an organic structure, almost moving, the work seems to play on its function – a utilitarian carpet – and what we think we perceive of it, a formless form, with a vibrant and pop chromaticism.

ENSAAMA, Lola Mossino, « Mécanique de la pétasse », DSAA Métiers d’art

It was certainly the most earthy piece in the exhibition!“Mécanique de la Bitch” is an adornment of brass, chain and pearl jewelry that goes against the cliché of the “bitch”, communicating through and through her body. By creating jewelry on this depreciated female figure, Lola Mossino questions the notion of gender, identity with a lot of empathy, humorand derision. And proves how body posture can inspire new types of jewelry.

Ecole Camondo, Blanche Mijonnet « Cueillir la forêt »

It is an invitation to rediscover what the designer calls the “luxury of the essential”: in the Chartreuse regional natural park, she imagines a cabin made of materials gleaned from the forest. A primordial architecture like a return to wild life, conducive to a rapprochement with oneself. An environmental project draining multiple questions about time, the individual, needs and desires.

Ecole Boulle, Victoria Antunes « Brume »

Made up of flat steel tubes covered with orange lambskin and wool for the seats, this piece with rounded shapes and pure lines revisits the very trendy concept of teleworking. To compensate for the ugliness of her tools, she designed a chair offering various postures for working “invisibly”. The user can sit on the chair, or remain standing during their virtual meetings. Thus, the teleworking furniture disappears to blend with that of the living room.

Ecole Bleue (école de design global), Justine Beets, « Henri »

The young designer was inspired by the famous strawberry worn by Henri IV, by working more precisely on the edge, little treated in an original way, of this textile set. Using felt, the density and flexibility of which she studies, she creates a unique, handmade piece with random shapes that fit into an almost invisible metallic structure, and which she sees as a place for discussion and sharing.

Ecole Bleue (école de design global), Nathan Laroche, « Candide »

It is a global project, evoking a fictitious publishing house “Félicité”, which would produce an armchair entitled “Candide”, in reference to the literary character, as to dreams and childhood. Nathan Laroche invented a seat inspired by maternal shapes. Two armsseem to envelop the user. This young designer chose a solid green fabric, in order to enhance the shapesof the object, with a back cushion.