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François COMBAUD

Contact : 10, avenue du pont Juvenal 34000 Montpellier - France

Ph. +33 (0)6.80.42.42.82

combo.design@mac.com
www.combaud.com
Project Assistance : 2006
 
environmental designer, scenographer, visual designer

Six years designing alongside Thibault Desombre enabled François Combaud to hone down his eye and acquire the technical know-how needed to produce his own creations.


Born 5 September 1975


TRAINING

- BT Civil engineering, Livet high school, Nantes. Diploma in 1995
- École supérieure Pivaut, Design section (Product design - Scenography – Computer imagery - Graphics)
Diploma in ‘Design, graphics, scenography’ .May 2000. cum laude


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Since July 1999

-Collaboration with Thibault Desombre Design, furniture design (Ligne Roset, Cinna, Addform, Grange, Sauramps, Pleyel)
Assistant to Thibault Desombre :
- Assistance in conception (form & ideas)
- Computer imagery: presentation documents...
- Working up of projects in 3D
- Full-scale models for prototype-building workshops.

Collaboration with Thibault Desombre for urban furniture
2 lines of urban furniture (Technilum) Béziers, Awarded a Star by L’observateur du design 2004 APCI
Collaboration with Thibault Desombre for collective furniture (SOCA LINE Nantes)
Collaboration with Thibault Desombre for shelving system for collectivities (ESQUITINO Spain)

Work as independent designer:
- Creation of many lamps for home environment - with SCE (France)
- ‘Watt’s in the air ?’ competition, 3rd prize, APCI windmills in landscape
- Creation of bicyle parking stands for City of Angers, collaboration with YAMAKADO
- Formal representation for architecture competitions (offices : Perraudin, Richard Teissier, Garcias-Diaz…..).
- Collaboration with Energie du Midi, for integration of windmills on site (photo-montages) & design of interactive CD-ROM
- Making of 3D animation films (for DVD menus, interactive sites and multimedia presentations.)
- Execution of communication brochure, catalogue for Technilum (urban furniture)
- Execution of visual identity & communication brochure for promotion of jazz record (Frédéric Monino)
- Design of a Bass Guitar (diploma project)

Intervention at Ecole d’Architecture Languedoc-Roussillon
- Participant in the framework of Optional Design in 2000 & 2001 (with Thibault Desombre)
- Head of visual communication.
- making of video presentation films for school and diploma projects
- Execution of graphics for Internet site of school, and communication posters

Intervention at VAUBAN University, Nîmes
- Part-time lecturer in APPLIED ARTS (BA). Teaching 3D computer imagery applied to design in 2004 & 2005
- Participant in Design course, 2004 & 2005


EXHIBITIONS

- Paris furniture fair : presentation of a chair (School exhibition) 1999
- Personal works shown in various fairs (Nuremberg, Saint-Étienne, Nantes) 1999
- Viaduc des Arts (Paris) exhibition with Thibault Desombre and D-sign by O, January 2002
- ‘ Watt’s in the air ?’ competition – APCI windmills (3rd prize)
- Étoile Observateur du design APCI Technilum urban furniture ‘SPOON’


Outdoor seat ZEN

Outdoor chair LEVITY

Deckchair SUMMERTIME

Deckchair SOL ET UM

Coffee table CUBE

Coffee table TROMBONE

Bench TUBES

Bench TUBES

Ceiling lamp ROMANCE

Modular standing lamp AXXO

Table lamp GRANDE ARCHE

Table lamp OMBRE

Table lamp DECCA

Table lamp AROUND

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