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François KIÉNÉ

Contact : Villa Godin - 85, rue de Bagnolet 75020 Paris - France

Ph. 06 60 48 87 02

kiene@free.fr
 
environmental designer, plastician

In his design work François Kiene is interested in spontaneous, precarious or illegal constructions (assemblages), using sidetracked materials and in the inventiveness of necessity. This approach is linked to an aesthetics that listens to and looks at immediate reality. His research has led him to use all sorts of materials in different applications, with an eye to transfiguring what is banal. Re-appropriate or re-read an object all the better to sidetrack it; metamorphose the known into the unknown, the unexpected, and thus reveal the hidden meaning of things (the soul). Pieces of furniture in their essence and in the function are subject to wear and acquire a patina; sooner or later they are repaired, patched up, and revert to the world that inspired them directly or indirectly. DIY work is an art of living, often innovative and forward looking, when what is precarious or patched up takes on the accent of a language.


hold-all

wardrobe Cage à …

lamp Liane

lamp Grande sœur

wardrobe Ouaga 94

wardrobe Dieu seul est le roi

lamp Barbès

reception lobby - Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) CCF

exterior of French Institute - Morocco Institut français de Fès

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