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Maison Et Objet 2020 is almost here! Happening from January 17th-21st, in Paris, this design fair will start the new year in the best way ever, with the showcase of luxurious exhibitors and trends from exciting events. The Rising Talents Awards is one of those exciting events, an edition that already counted with talents from Italy, Lebanon, China, and the United States. Milan Design Agenda will let you in on the essentials.
For this new edition, the spotlight returns closer to home with a carefully curated selection of five individual designers and one duo nominated by a jury. These are the main names in line for the awards:
Nominated by the president of the Foundation Lafayette Anticipations, Guillaume Houzé. A graduate of both the Ecole Boulle in Paris and the Design Academy in Eindhoven, Wendy Andreu places a contemporary design. 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. Make sure to check these amazing rising talents at the amazing event that is Maison Et Objet 2020!
Nominated by the director of the Ateliers de Paris, Françoise Seince. The Paris-based duo Natacha Poutoux and Sacha Hourcade are motivated to revolutionizing the world of household electrical appliances and to bring the design to fields where it is often ignored. The pair both graduated from ENSCI Les Ateliers and then trained with some of the contemporary design’s most illustrious names—the Bouroullec brothers and Stefan Diez for Natacha, India Mahdavi for Sacha. They founded their own firm in 2017.
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.
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.
Nominated by the 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.
Nominated by the director of the Ecole Camondo, René-Jacques Mayer. Laureline Galliot trained as a dancer and as a textile colourist 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 colour. Four of them have already found their way into the French National Design Collection at the Centre National des Arts Plastiques in Paris.