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Pli Public Workshop: 7 extraordinary projects of upcoming young talents

Pli Public Workshop: 7 extraordinary projects of upcoming young talents

For the first time, the organization and publisher of its own creative magazine Pli and its founder Christopher Dessus, present the Pli Public Workshop. After publishing a significant number of young designers and architects, Pli is now tackling the issue of production and is setting up a creative assistance program around a project for students still in training or young graduates.

 

Supervised by a jury of experts including great personalities from architecture, design, but also from other artistic disciplines, that the participants of the Pli Public Workshop have created a group exhibition on theObsessiontheme. By means of these issues, Pli sought to answer two questions through all this promising work: How can we significantly invest in the architecture and design of these obsessional systems? How does the young creation appropriate this subject? Discover the 7 works that have particularly affected us.

 

 ➡ Exhibition on view at the Pavillon de l'Arsenal in Paris, until January 12, 2020.

 

 

Pli Public Workshop 2019

 

Halah Al Juhaishi

 

Pli Public Workshop 2019, Halah Al Juhaishi, ru-iinhiar
Pli Public Workshop 2019, Halah Al Juhaishi, ru-iinhiar

Space designer Halah Al Juhaishi went in search of her childhood memories through her project ru-iinhiar. Indeed, of Iraqi origin, it was during a recent stay in her native country that she rediscovered her culture, unfortunately marked by ruined architecture. It is through an initiatory work both of memory and material that she has built a decor, as a witness and a bridge between the country where she was born and her current life. The more we progress in this architecture, the more the notion of ruin is felt and takes over from our feelings. Smart project.

 

 

Lionel Dinis Salazar and Jonathan Omar

 

Pli Public Workshop 2019, Lionel Dinis Salazar and Jonathan Omar, Face-à-face(s)
Pli Public Workshop 2019, Lionel Dinis Salazar and Jonathan Omar, Face-à-face(s)

Döppel Studio has addressed the obsession of humans with themselves as part of this Pli Public Workshop. Inspired by the omnipresence of selfies and the need to stage oneself can have, the designers have diverted a gym environment, where everyone likes to take pictures, thus giving the visitor an opportunity to find himself behind closed doors, somewhere in between desire and repulsion. The reflective material deforms, blurs, and leads to the confusion of a body in a space.

 

 

Pauline Bailey and Hugo Poirier

 

Pli Public Workshop 2019, Pauline Bailey and Hugo Poirier, Variations autour de la grille
Pli Public Workshop 2019, Pauline Bailey and Hugo Poirier, Variations autour de la grille
Pli Public Workshop 2019, Pauline Bailey and Hugo Poirier, Variations autour de la grille
Pli Public Workshop 2019, Pauline Bailey and Hugo Poirier, Variations autour de la grille

The designers regularly work around the grid pattern, and it is naturally that they made it evolve into an obsession during the workshop. This is how Pauline Bailey and Hugo Poirier present Variations autour de la grille and test the limits between architecture, sculpture and object thanks to it, in a series of poetic experiments mixing at the same time metal, wood, stone and delicate plants. In this work, the grid is both a reference point and a constraint, their basic work but also their purpose.A crush!

 

 

Laure Berthet and Axel Mert (sätel studio) and Julienne Richard

 

Pli Public Workshop 2019, Laure Berthet, Axel Mert and Julienne Richard, Léonor
Pli Public Workshop 2019, Laure Berthet, Axel Mert and Julienne Richard, Léonor
Pli Public Workshop 2019, Laure Berthet, Axel Mert and Julienne Richard, Léonor
Pli Public Workshop 2019, Laure Berthet, Axel Mert and Julienne Richard, Léonor

The trio composed of sätel studio and Julienne Richard has joined forces during the Pli Public Workshop and reinvents the principle of the Golden Ratio, choosing to refer entirely to the body of Leonor, imaginary muse, as a unit of measurement. Indeed, each element created here has as measures those of the muse: the glasses the circumference of her mouth, the ceramic plates the size of her hands and the lamp has a foot equal to the circumference of her neck and the width of her arms. A precise and singular work linking human measurements and creation, initiating a reflection on a possible normality and generality of this principle. Interesting.

 

 

Bertrand Rougier and François Sabourin

 

Pli Public Workshop 2019, Bertrand Rougier and François Sabourin
Pli Public Workshop 2019, Bertrand Rougier and François Sabourin

Quebec architects Bertrand Rougier and François Sabourin have focused on the world of hunting, and the obsession with perfect camouflage. Thus, their project Verdures explores man's desire to blend into nature, to such an extent that he has developed an art... With the help of a company specialized in this field in the United States, the duo has created a garment, but also a shelter or tapestry specially adapted to the Parisian flora to blend in. A nod to medieval tapestries but also to hunters, Bertrand and François present here a very complete work, for which we can easily imagine an evolution.

 

 

Antoine Behaghel and Alexis Foiny

 

Pli Public Workshop 2019, Antoine Behaghel and Alexis Foiny, Tubulure
Pli Public Workshop 2019, Antoine Behaghel and Alexis Foiny, Tubulure
Pli Public Workshop 2019, Antoine Behaghel and Alexis Foiny, Tubulure
Pli Public Workshop 2019, Antoine Behaghel and Alexis Foiny, Tubulure
Pli Public Workshop 2019, Antoine Behaghel and Alexis Foiny, Tubulure
Pli Public Workshop 2019, Antoine Behaghel and Alexis Foiny, Tubulure

And here is our second favorite of this edition of the Pli Public Workshop: the work of the talented design students Antoine Behaghel and Alexis Foiny, and their installation Tubulure. Directly related to the experimental and sculptural design that we are promoting, the designers have focused on creating a new standard of furniture, far from mass production, and redefining, for our great pleasure, what today's and tomorrow's furniture could/should look like.

 

Thanks to a simple coated, painted and diverted ventilation tube, the Tubulure project gives rise to several new and almost primitive experiments with objects, furniture and lighting that are part of the current movement of contemporary design and its willingness to connect once and for all with art. Great project and young talents to follow closely!

 

 

Rebecca Chipkin and Jack Swanson

 

Pli Public Workshop 2019, Rebecca Chipkin and Jack Swanson, Fixation

This incredible object-sculpture created by Rebecca Chipkin, a work restorer and Jack Swanson, architect, explore their common obsession with tidying up the mess in their work with Fixation, and the delicate balance between fixed and moving objects. Inspired by the principle of architectural follies, the duo explains that they are contemplative of the "future state of objects", and consider them both static and expressing the notion of change over time. This architectural balance of elementary forms finds its beauty in the present moment, but also in its evolution, possibly the state of decay in which it is possible that it ends...

 

 ➡ Exhibition on view at the Pavillon de l'Arsenal in Paris, until January 12, 2020.

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The other remarkable projects of the Pli Public Workshop:

 

Wilderness artifacts, by Giaime Meloni and Parasite 2.0, Tisser le paysage, by Maison N and Cécile Gray, SOON, d’Erwin Souveton, and La Mesure et le Tas, fiction et réalité, by MLAV.LAND.

 

The winners of the competition:

 

Halah Al Juhaishi: Special Mention of the Jury
Antoine Behaghel & Alexis Foiny: Pli Prize - Exhibition
Bertrand Rougier & François Sabourin: Pli Prize - Residence
Maud Lévy & Antoine Vercoutère (MLAV.LAND): Pli Prize - Publishing
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Antoine Behaghel and Alexis Foiny have postponed the Exhibition Prize - ARCHIK
Bertrand Rougier and François Sabourin have awarded the Residence Prize - La Métive
Antoine Vercoutère and Maud Lévy have won the Publishing Prize - Pli Éditions
 
 

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