This year at the Maison and Objet fair we had a unique opportunity to share new ideas at the forefront of creation, design and art. In this edition three unique talents were selected and honoured for their work, within the categories of architecture, interior design and furniture design. The winners were the architects/industrial designers Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby (UK), the architect Odile Decq (FR) and the architect / interior designer Joseph Dirand (FR).
Let’s know a little more about them!!
This young London duo has been working rigorously since opening their studio in 1996. One of their latest and most popular designs, is the London 2012 Olympic torch.
In their studio they have developed collections for brands such as Cappellini, Magis, Venini, Swarovski, Flos and Established & Sons, manufactured furniture and prepared work orders, both private and public.
Their work can be seen in permanent collections around the world, including the V & A Museum in London, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the London Design Museum, and the Art Institute of Chicago.
This Frenchwoman belongs to that small group of women who have made an international career as architect. Her latest work opened in autumn 2012: a museum of modern art in the city of Rennes.
Odile Decq is an architect who likes to take risks, give something more, something different, although sometimes it is not possible, customers do not want to take the risk, but she believes there is always that element of surprise in the projects.
The dominant color in all her designs is red, for her this symbolizes the life blood of people and vital energy.
Joseph is a well known architect in Paris and around the world. His work shows sensitivity to the poetry of natural materials and urban beauty, his inspirations and role models.
As an interior designer Joseph Diran has a portfolio that includes international projects both in the field of housing and in contract projects that stand in shops and showrooms for clients such as Pucci in New York, and Alexander Wang in Beijing.
“I’m happy, because that’s my job, it’s my life”