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NORMAL STUDIO

Contact : 15, bd Rouget de Lisle 93100 Montreuil - France

Ph. +33 (0)1 48 97 81 60

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'Carte Blanche' grants : 2015
 
environmental designer, interior architect, scenographer

Normal Studio was set up in 2006 by Jean-François Dingjian and Eloi Chafaï as an industrial design office determined to explore implementation processes by which form is given to ideas.
The diversity of projects NS deal with enables constant questioning of everyday objects as well as the ordinary rituals and life-styles attached to them.


Jean-François Dingjian is a graduate of the School of Fine Arts of Saint-Etienne, where in the framework of post-diploma activity he was co-founder of the review Azimuts in 1991. He collaborated with designer Sylvie Fillère for the ‘Kid’s Kreo’ collection of furniture for children and for the layout of the ‘Le Sélénite’ restaurant in Bordeaux (2002). As a team they were awarded an Agora research grant in 1997 and the Grand Prix de la Création de la Ville de Paris in 1999.
More recently, Jean-François Dingjian has worked solo. His gallery shows (Una Piccola Cuccina, Corian), ephemeral installations (Landscape Zero, La Ferme), industrial projects (Tefal, Ricard), scenographies for exhibitions (l’Homme Paré, Drogland, plaisir, risques et dependances) testify to his ability to work between disciplines in association with creators, graphic artists, plasticians and photographers.
In each of these different contexts he finds food for thought in technical constraints and processes of fabrication as well as in everyday domestic rituals, this in view of reinventing forms. His recent works in porcelain for table landscapes, produced by CRAFT in Limoges, witness this activity.
Since 2004, he has been a project manager at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Creation Industrielle ENSCI - Les Ateliers, in Paris.
In June 2006, in collaboration with Eloi Chafaï, he set up Normal Studio.


Eloi Chafaï graduated from the ENSCI - les Ateliers in 2006, where he took part in various r&d projects in collaboration with well known industrialists ( Delsey, Illy...). In parallel to his studies, he began collaborating with Jean-François Dingjian on commissions and research projects.
This was how the desire to set up a specific design agency together came into being.
His diploma project, which was acclaimed by the jury, is currently being developed thanks to a VIA project assistance grant (2006).
In July 2006 he won the Design parade competition staged by the Villa Noailles.
He is co-founder with Jean-François Dingjian of Normal Studio.


ATMOSPHÈRES
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ATMOSPHÈRES
© Colombe Clier

ATMOSPHÈRES / RAFRAÎCHISSEUR
© Colombe Clier

ATMOSPHÈRES / RAFRAÎCHISSEUR
© Colombe Clier

ATMOSPHÈRES / CAPTEUR
© Colombe Clier

ATMOSPHÈRES / CAPTEUR
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ATMOSPHÈRES / CAPTEUR
© Colombe Clier

ATMOSPHÈRES / PIÉGEUR
© Colombe Clier

ATMOSPHÈRES / PIÉGEUR
© Colombe Clier

ATMOSPHÈRES / PIÉGEUR
© Colombe Clier

ATMOSPHÈRES / PIÉGEUR
© Colombe Clier

ATMOSPHÈRES / DIFFUSEUR
© Colombe Clier

ATMOSPHÈRES / DIFFUSEUR
© Colombe Clier

Worktop PLAN BUREAU
© Fillioux&Fillioux

Claustra brick © V.Huygue/Normal Studio

Kitchen © V.Huygue

Cutting board © V.Huygue

Table © M. Le Gall

Porcelain collection PAYSAGE DE TABLE
© M. Le Gall/Normal Studio

Scenography for exhibition L'HOMME PARÉ
© Normal Studio

Table mirror © V.Huygue

Porte containers © Normal Studio

Multi-socket unit / lamp © M. Le Gall

Clock & radio © M. Le Gall

Trestles © Normal Studio

Study for precision measurement spout RICARD
© V.Huygue/Normal Studio

Table 15x15
© Normal Studio

layout & furniture LE SÉLÉNITE
© M. Le Gall

table L
© Normal Studio

Kitchenware range © V.Huygue

Sofa TABLETTE DE CHOCOLAT

Desk/cabin KID'S KREO
© M. Le Gall/Normal Studio

Reversible chair KID'S KREO
© M. Le Gall/Normal Studio

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