Since he graduated from ENSCI–Les Ateliers and the Nîmes Higher School of Fine Arts in November 2008, Pierre Charrié has acquired significant experience in product design, collaborating with various design agencies such as Normal Studio. As a result, he has developed two complementary approaches to his activity. By questioning technologies and their emerging usages, he investigates the sensory dimension of daily-life objects. He is particularly interested in the way sound, movement and touch engage the user and initiate a form of tangible interaction with the object.
His projects have earned him various awards. He received the Silver Design Award from Futur en Seine in 2014 for his much-acclaimed Aérobie lamp, which also became part of the permanent collection at the CNAP museum in 2015. Now in residence at Les Ateliers de Paris, Pierre Charrié continues on his path to success and was recently awarded the Grand Prize for Creativity by the City of Paris, in the design category.
He has collaborated with master featherworker and fellow Rising Talent Julien Vermeulen to create Nuto, a fragrance diffuser produced by Galerie MICA. Designed as a long swaying stalk that commands contemplation, it consists of a marble base, a carbon stem and a feather made of starched and handdyed ostrich down. When sprayed with fragrance, the feather naturally absorbs the scent and then releases it as it rocks back and forth in a slow, hypnotic motion. As a result of his collaboration with the brand Galerie MICA, Pierre Charrié imagines objects that combine smart and original design. Examples
include the Campanes tables and the Pénates home sculptures, which will both be showcased at the September 2016 MAISON&OBJET PARIS.
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