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JEAN-PAUL BATH
Executive Director of VIA

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Valérie WINDECK

Contact : 10, avenue Secrétan 75019 Paris - France

Ph. +33(0)1 42 81 25 86 / +33(0)6 20 44 50 11

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environmental designer, industrial designer

I always go about my work in parallel, between finding an answer to questions of usage and fabrication, and designing a form that is simple, devoid of anything superfluous and yet conserves a graphic sign sufficiently marked by design.
Each project is an answer that is possible but never definitive.
At the first Biennale de design de Saint-Etienne, I thought it was important to raise the question of existing objects. Recycling a form or a product seemed to me to be possible, handling them by juxtaposition, overlays, and repetition to create another object. Repetition enables me to have two levels of reading.
For me, it was vital to keep the original meaning of the object used. The Pil’Up is also in the image of a yoghurt container! (Edition Bookan for Colette)
At present I am researching forms that have a logic for furniture without having precise functions. Even so, I think they have to be as close as possible to the design of a table or a storage unit. There is no established meaning in these forms, but when the user appropriates a piece of furniture he or she decides on its meaning. So I think it’s necessary to give the impression that the piece can only exist in that sense. The magazine rack I did for Appartement D is part of this research.




vases Pil'Up

Peg CERCLE

magazine rack BLOCK-NEWS

Bookend DOMUS

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