In May and June 2016 I collaborated with Philipp von Hase, a furniture designer and maker based in Bergen, Norway. Together, we created Omera, a wooden stackable stool. Its shape follows natural forms and we made the prototypes in reclaimed mahogany and local oak wood. These two wood species offer a nice contrast between the seat and the legs, which are wedged which round metal wedges.
In March 2018, we made a set of 18 Omera stools in France using local walnut for the seats and maple wood for the legs.
It is designed for CNC production but it can also be made on a woodturning lathe.
Fungi is a wooden cabinet that allows one to grow his own edible mushrooms at home.
This piece of furniture was made in 2017 and it is a one year project for my degree in design and cabinet-making.
There are many parasites in our daily environment. Air pollution, noise, hustling and bustling, advertising can be perceived as intrusive and disturbing. My project, called Fungi, inclines to get closer to a healthier and more natural way of life. It is a wooden cabinet which is invaded by a parasite. There are many parasites in nature, but I was particularly interested by mushrooms, which have a dual aspect. They can be both destructive and extremely positive. Mushrooms can also interact with many other beings by creating a symbiosis, which benefits everyone. I chose to create a symbiosis between my piece of furniture and its parasite. So from this noxious invasion emerges a positive result : the growth of edible mushrooms.
This piece of furniture is made of 3 drawers which are designed for mushroom growing on coffee waste. It also includes storage for a spray, little bags, a mushroom knife and a 80 pages book which explains the project. It is 120 cm high, 90 cm wide and 45 cm deep.
The wooden part of the cabinet is made of heated ash wood, which is rot-resistant and stable when exposed to moisture. All the warped corners are steam bent, using different moulds. I used Stainless steel for the drawers bottoms, which involved bending, cutting and welding. The white parasite was 3D modeled and printed in a bio-plastic made of starch, then filled with a mix of straw and mushroom mycelium, thus creating a durable and strong composite material. I developed a partnership with the FabLab of Grenoble (France) for this part of the project.
This project was made in 2016. I designed a chair that gives a different meaning to walls. As a matter of fact, walls are usually separations between two spaces, boundaries to a room.
I created a seat that must be used against a vertical support, thus giving a new purpose to it. Its shape is made of three simple lines, and the whole chair can be fully folded to be stored. It can also be suspended, which gives it a decorative use. The chair is very stable and stands by itself against a wall.
I made the Ig-Ag chair in local oak wood and it is meant to be produced in smal scale series. I designed it to be used in museums and public spaces as people can pick it, unfold it and have a rest. It can also be used in many other places as it takes very little space when folded or suspended.
I have designed this desk for a call for projects made by the headmaster of my former school. The specifications imposed a desk that showed both the artistic side and the know-how heritage of the school. Indeed, it is located in the Jura (France), which is a region that has an important history in woodworking.
I designed an angle desk and added a lot of storage for an easy cleaning of the work space. There is a sliding piece under the desk top that can be unfolded to welcome 3 to 4 people for a small meeting. The curved shelf on the right has a lamp underneath to light the desk. I wanted the desk to be really practical to use, so I have left a lot of space for the legs and a lot of space for the working area. The surface is 70 cm large on the left side and 60 cm large on the right side.
I decided to use oak wood because of its brightness and the fact that it is a local wood. All the edges are lacquered in white, thus giving this desk its name, “De Lijn” (“The Line” in Dutch).