Two teams of 11 designers recently faced off in a creative challenge to develop wooden objects on the theme "Black and Wood vs. Wood and White".
Alto Mezzo by Jonathan Le Monnier
Designer Piergil Fourquié (with the help of Pierre Dubourg and Elise Fauveau with the Federation Française de Design) decided to gather a group of young designers he met over the past seven years with the goal of creating a collective "where everyone has freedom of self-expression without any hierarchical bond" says the designer.
Aura by Jacopo Ferrari
"Thus no design 'stars', no unintelligible text, an accessible design, simple typologies, a genuine spirit reminding everyone that design is a part of everyday life and that every object surrounding us (from the most ordinary to the fanciest), has been thought and designed."
Caba by Elise-Fauveau
Each team developed a series of wooden objects labeled with the team's color, by either adding another material and/ or by painting. The goal was to encourage each team's creativity and to help new talents emerge.
Coupes by Charles Seuleusian
"As in a true sport contest, the pieces will confront each other on a ring, in a thrilling head-to-head beneath Louvre's pyramid. It will be up to visitors to decide which team will be the winner by voting on the website: federationfrancaisededesign.com."
Fit by Marta Polenghi
Le sel et le poivre by Pierre-Dubourg
Tresse by Mickaël Dejean