Gilles Neveu

Rising Talent - September 2015

Hall 7

Gilles Neveu was born in Reims, northeast of Paris, in 1990. He discovered his taste for drawing
while studying architecture and interning in various architecture studios. Later on, he turned to
object design and started his training at the Higher School of Design in Troyes. This newfound
interest in the arts compelled him to go around Paris to gaze at the many masterpieces the city
hosts. During his studies, he moved into the heart of Paris and started collaborating with Pierre
Gonalons.
Gilles Neveu finds his inspiration in the famous Parisian auction room, Drouot. He is particularly
interested in the applied arts of the 18th century. He marvels at the essence of the French savoirfaire
of the time.
He went on to develop his personal approach and started questioning the concept of biomimetics,
which has then become a significant aspect of his work. But first and foremost, his creative
process begins by experimenting with materials, which determine the possibilities and the limits
of the project.

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