Executive Director of VIA




VIA Gallery

120, avenue Ledru Rollin
75011 Paris
Metro : Gare de Lyon / Ledru Rollin

Opening :

monday-friday : 9.30am – 6.30pm

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A+A cooren

Contact : 36, rue Etienne Dolet 75020 Paris - France

Ph. 01 43 49 50 24
environmental designer, interior architect, industrial designer, scenographer

A+A cooren was founded in Paris by a French-Japanese designer couple, Aki and Arnaud Cooren in 1999. Their studio is multidisciplinary including lighting design, industrial product design, furniture, retail shop and also event space design.

Their design is minimal with a reference of nature which they want to bring back in interior architecture and product of everyday life. "Our greatest pleasure is to awaken your desire."

Aki and Arnaud met each other whilst studying interior architecture and product design at Ecole Camondo in Paris. After graduating, they established A+A cooren, starting their professional and personal life as duo.

Two years later, they realized the flagship store of Shiseido Europe, "Shiseido La Beauté" in Paris.

In 2004, their water pipe ’Hawaa’ produced by Har Design was awarded BEST OF NOW by International Furniture Fair Maison&Objet / NOW!. In the same year, they were invited by CulturesFrance to participate in Tokyo Designers Block where their coat hook, "Dragonfly" received the award from Frame magazine as BEST PRODUCT OF TDB.

From 2005, they started a collaboration with ARTEMIDE ARCHITECTURAL. Since then, with TRONCONI, METALARTE and VERTIGO BIRD.

In 2006, hanging lamp, "Loup-o" received 2 awards from the International Biennale INTERIEUR in Belgium.

In 2008, the scholarship of the ministry of Foreign Affairs (France), VILLA MEDICIS HORS LES MURS has been reserved for them and they have stayed in Denmark researching on Natural light and Artificial light in Scandinavia. In the same year, the water pipe "Hawaa" entered in the collection of FMAC, Fonds Municipal d’Art Contemporain of Paris.

Their studio is involved in many projects, including exhibition space design “Design Reference Paris” in Berlin commissioned by City of Paris, press launching exhibition for Chanel Fine Jewelry, also for Hermès Parfum...

More recently, they’ve been working since 2007, interior design of Hair Care Research Centre for L’Oréal. The construction will be accomplished in spring 2011.

Ceiling light Borderline Long
© Vertigo Bird

Lamp on base Borderline Big Foot
© Vertigo Bird

Table light Kokeshi

Ceiling light Hippo
© Vertigo Bird

Stool Void Stool

Desk light LED Task Light

Chest of drawers Yabané

Vase Vase Tourbillon
© Joao Vieira Torres

Stool Torii

Jewels Dragonfly

Wall light Square

Vase Big Air Sundae
© Anthony Girardi

Interior design Centre de Recherche Capillaire pour L'Oréal
© Piotr Stoklosa