Designers invites you to discover 5 young and promising European designers, whose work are inspired by culture, nature or art.
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From France to Norway, this 5 promising European designers come from all over the Old Continent and are showcasing all of their best work across the world! That’s why we decided to highlight their career in this article.
Dach&Zéphir – France – Everything began with , two French students at the Ecole Nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs of Paris. Between 2012 and 2014, still at school, they exposed in France, in UK but also in China where they won the 3rd price of the HSBC YDC Young Entrepreneurs Challenge in 2012. In 2014 they won the first prize of the Concours Cinna, in the category “Small Pieces of Furniture” with the project “Rite”. In 2016, they finished their Master degree at school with the project “La figure de l’autre” that received the “Congratulation of the jury”. The objective was to represent the 4 major migration waves in France through 4 objects, with a design inspired by that shock of cultures. Today the 2 designers are still together and still use history, culture, and identity as an inspiration for their projects.
Katty Schiebeck – Spain – is born in Uruguay but lives and works in Barcelona in Spain. She started working on the luxury industry without special training in 2011 at only 21 years old. The same year, she launched her blog “Somewhere I would like to live“ in partnership with the photograph Rubén Ortiz. In 2014, her name became international when she published her most iconic project. Passeig de Gràcia, a 440 square-meters flat in Barcelona. Her style? Minimalist and warm. Spanish contemporary with Scandinavian influences. She sees austerity as a form of luxury, as the art galleries with their empty spaces exposed objects with a lot of potential.
Désormeaux / Carrette – France – The duo Damien Carrette and Nathanaël Désormeaux born in 2006 when they enter in first years of Product Design school in Lyon. Since they will never get separated. After a Master in Industrial design at the Strate College, they left for London where they stayed two years until 2014. Both of them experienced London in a different way. Désormeaux paid attention to the Anglo Saxon design and innovation while Carrette came to work for an interior design studio. When they came back they created their own and develop the concept of the esthetic technicity. Combining an industrial design to an esthetic appearance. In January 2015, they created the “Knot” chair thanks to two fit arches. The chair was in exhibit in Paris for Maison&Objets and then to Isaloni in Milan. In 2016, they won the Cinna price with the “Paddock” chair and the Grand Prix de la Ville de Paris for the scooter “Galoche”.
Anastasiya Koshcheeva – Russia – is born in Russia at Krasnoyarsk a Siberian city. In 2006, she decides to leave Russia for Berlin where she lives and works. Her inspiration comes from the society and the people she meets, she loves the contrasts between textures or colors or skills. She finished by creating her own brand called MOYA on which one she experiments with old Russian handcraft technics with Birch’s bark. The design is minimalist and the inspiration from nature. She uses the natural characteristics of the three to create aesthetics and useful pieces of furniture. In 2016, she wins the Berliner Volksbank Grant in applied arts and in 2017 she end 3rd at the Designpreis Brandenburg.
KNEIP – Norway – Jorgen Platou Willumsen, 32 years old and Stian Korntved Ruud, 29 years old are two Norwegian designers from Oslo that met at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design. They found together with the design studio that produce small series or unique design products. The meeting point of their work is art, design and craftsmanship and they find their inspiration on natural phenomena and the weathering of materials. As a proof, the several series they created like Weathered, Breeze or Seismoscope. In 2015 they are present at the prestigious design fair Maison&Objet – where they will come back one year later – and at the London Design Week. In 2017 they participate in the Sight Unseen project and create a series of grainy light and dark bricks tables and containers with the New York Studio Vonnegut/Kraft.
Image Source Promising European Designers: KNEIP, Anastasiya Koshcheeva, Désormeaux / Carrette, Katty Schiebeck, Dach&Zéphir