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Alain CHAUVEL

Contact : 15, rue du Capitaine Tarron 75020 PARIS - France

Ph. 01 40 31 05 33

al-chauvel@wanadoo.fr
'Carte Blanche' grants : 1988
 
environmental designer

I began as a designer in Italy in the late 70s and was soon faced with industrial logics and the need to do things so that a product could be made in big series. Technique and innovations interest me and I have always looked for manufacturers able to adopt new approaches to their own production. They aren’t easy to come by in the furniture industry. Even so, certain techniques and materials have enabled me to work up products adapted to mass series and that are widely distributed on international markets.Once I made a reputation in the furniture world, it was the manufacturers who came looking for me. So most of my work is now by commission. I think that even if this situation doesn’t let me express my personal desires, it is also a stroke of luck for me because it forces me to be rigorous in design and to approach materials that are hard to use in construction, such as sheet metal for instance. Today I do more work on my own research and am looking to collaborate with makers who want to evolve towards new
markets or innovate internally.


Armchair with arms PROGRAMME PLIAVIVA

Knock-down serving trolley PROGRAMME SÉRIE 84

Small armchair PROGRAMME DALLAS

Sitting or lying lamp MÉGALOPOLIS

BT halogen lamp OM

Daybed ARICO

Cupboard for CDs, videotapes & books EMOMI

Cupboard with ten mobile & adjustable shelves A DORMIR DEBOUT

Collapsing metal shelf ETA ET TARATATA

Stool BIEN ASSIS ICI

2-face book case CHOCHO TIBO

High buffet GEORGES ET GEORGETTE

2-face knock-down book case BIBI

Bathroom furniture CHADÉ LUNA

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