THE RISING TALENT AWARDS

France

Hall 6

At each new edition, MAISON&OBJET focuses on a country and reveals its up-and-coming designers.

After travelling across Europe, to Asia and the United States, what better way to celebrate our 25th anniversary than by coming back to our roots! 6 members of a prestigious jury have each selected a young French talent worthy of attention.

With the sponsorship of ministère de la Culture

ADRIEN GARCIA
A sustainable dream
Nominated by interior designer, Pierre Yovanovitch

After studying at ENSCI Les Ateliers in Paris and the University of Arts in Berlin, Adrien Garcia worked for five years for an interior design practice specialized in wellness and spa projects. He set up his own firm in 2019 and is currently in the process of developing his debut furniture collection.

JULIE RICHOZ
Of glass and light
Nominated by dealer, Didier Krzentowski

The Franco-Swiss designer won the Jury Grand Prix at the Design Parade at the Villa Noailles in 2012 and the Swiss Design Award in 2015. She assisted Pierre Charpin for three years before setting up her own firm, since when she has created objects and furniture for manufacturers such as Louis Poulsen, Tectona and the Manufacture de Cogolin. Her work is also represented by the Galerie kreo in Paris and the Libby Sellers Gallery in London.

MATHIEU PEYROULET GHILINI
From drawing to form
Nominated by designer, Pierre Charpin

Mathieu Peyroulet Ghilini first came to prominence after winning the Jury Grand Prize at the Design Parade at the Villa Noailles in 2013 for his project Sophistication. As part of the award, he participated in residences at the Sèvres ceramic factory and the International Centre for Research in Glass Art (CIRVA) in Marseille. His work, which is characterized by an interplay of simple geometric forms, has been exhibited at the Pompidou Center in Paris and the French Institute in Cologne.

NATACHA & SACHA
A sustainable aesthetic
Nominated by the director of the Ateliers de Paris, Françoise Seince

The Paris-based duo Natacha Poutoux and Sacha Hourcade is intent of revolutionizing the world of household electrical appliances and to bring design to fields where it is often ignored. The pair both graduated from ENSCI Les Ateliers and then trained with some of contemporary design’s most iillustrious names—the Bouroullec brothers and Stefan Diez for Natacha, India Mahdavi for Sacha. They founded their own firm in 2017.

WENDY ANDREU
Exploring materials
Nominated by the president of the Fondation Lafayette Anticipations, Guillaume Houzé

A graduate of both the Ecole Boulle in Paris and the Design Academy in Eindhoven, Wendy Andreu places a particular focus on materials. In 2017, she won the Dorothy Wasman Textile Design Award during New York’s Textile Month for her innovative fabric Regen. Her clients include fashion designer Rick Owens and the London design studio Toogood. She is also represented by the prestigious Milan-based design gallery, Nilufar.

LAURELINE GALLIOT
Colour at the heart
Nominated by the director of the Ecole Camondo, René-Jacques Mayer

Laureline Galliot trained as a dancer and as a textile colorist before taking a degree in design at ENSCI-Les Ateliers in Paris. Using an iPad and virtual reality software initially developed for the animated film industry, she creates objects by sculpting with color. Four of them have already found their way into the French National Design Collection at the Centre National des Arts Plastiques in Paris.

THE JURY MEMBERS

  • Pierre Charpin, designer, artist and scenographer
  • Guillaume Houzé, President of Lafayette Anticipations – Fondation d’entreprise Galeries Lafayette
  • Didier Krzentowski, co-founder of Galerie Kreo
  • René-Jacques Mayer, director of école Camondo
  • Françoise Seince, art historian and director of the Ateliers de Paris
  • Pierre Yovanovitch, interior designer

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