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Jean-Michel POLICAR

Contact : 3, Bd Victor 75015 Paris - France



policarjm@free.fr
www.policar.fr
Project Assistance : 1999 2001 2002
'Carte Blanche' grants : 2004
 
environmental designer, industrial designer, consultant designer HPR

Jean-Michel Policar became a member of the Tim Thom group in 1993, when he met Philippe Starck, and developed in parallel his own research : with Elsa Francès to begin with and solo since 2003. From 1998 to 2002, the Francès-Policar tandem worked on three separate VIA project grants, which enabled them to experiment their relationship to technology applied to lighting. Beyond form, their approach considers states of light, or ways of breaking out of normalized interfaces to develop more intuitive contacts with light sources.
The experience gained working with Philippe Starck has enabled Jean-Michel Policar to deal with notions such as archetype and rupture, and to develop his expertise in poly-sensoriality applied to the industrial world.
Conscious of the legitimacy of each project and of the field of exploration that it opens, Policar has oriented his work towards a closer relationship with architecture. His continuing research with Elsa Francès in this direction is consolidating links between his intuitions and skills acquired working with firms.



bathroom furniture Image

screen H61

glasses MP Solar

lamp Noon
© Fillioux&Fillioux

table Dé lumineux

lamp bowl On air
© J. Bello

screen

14" portable TV set

telephone Ola

Luminaire "NooN"
© Fillioux&Fillioux

Structure intérieur / extérieur avec matelas coullissant
© Fillioux&Fillioux

Structure intérieur / extérieur avec matelas coullissant
© Fillioux&Fillioux

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