Thomas Dariel is a prominent designer from the interior design agency based in Shanghai, Dariel Studio. As the founder of Campus MaNa, he draws strength and inspiration from his family heritage as the great-grandson of a French furniture designer, grandson of a jazz musician, and son of an architect. With a background in French design, he came to China in 2006 to launch his own interior design studio at the age of 24.
He has earned recognition from the interior design industry and received several awards and accolades, including the French Design 100 in 2022, which rewarded his work and projects for Dariel Studio. Thomas derives his creativity from the various realms of design, fashion, gastronomy, visual arts, and luxury. His design philosophy is driven by a passion for breaking codes and stereotypes.
He has successfully extended his unique signature to product design, collaborating with renowned brands such as Cappellini, Lelièvre, Cire Trudon, and Leblon Delienne.
In 2016, while continuing his work as an interior architect, Thomas Dariel fulfilled a childhood dream by launching his own furniture, lighting, rugs, and accessories brand, Maison Dada.
In 2020, he was appointed co-president of the French Publishers within the Ameublement Français.
In 2021, his creations were acquired by the prestigious Mobilier National, marking his entry into the history of French furniture.
2023 is the year of the launch of Campus MaNa, a lifelong project for designer Thomas Dariel.
Erwan Bouroullec is a French designer born in Quimper in 1976. His studio is currently located in Paris, but he also has another space in the countryside in Burgundy, France. In 1998, he graduated from the École nationale supérieure d'arts de Paris-Cergy.
Since 1998, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec have been working together. However, they also develop projects independently. Together, they have designed numerous projects in various fields. The main publishers they have collaborated with include Vitra, Hay, Samsung, Flos, Kvadrat, Ligne Roset, Established and Sons, and more.
Many of their pieces are included in the collections of important institutions such as the MoMA in New York, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Centre national d'art et de culture Georges-Pompidou in Paris, and the Musée des arts décoratifs in Paris.
Their creations have been the subject of several monographic exhibitions, including at the Design Museum in London (2002), the Museum of Contemporary Art - MOCA in Los Angeles (2004), the Centre Pompidou-Metz (2011), the Victoria & Albert Museum in London (2011), the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (2012), and the Musée des Arts décoratifs in Paris (2013). The Philadelphia Museum of Art presented a retrospective of their work in 2021.
Numerous monographs have been published, including "Works" by Phaidon Press London in 2012.
Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec have received numerous awards, such as the Grand Prix de la Création de la Ville de Paris in 1998, the London Design Medal in 2014, Best Designers, the Design Prize (official award of the city of Milan) in 2017, and the Compasso d'Oro in 2022.
Claudio COLUCCI is a renowned international designer who graduated from the School of Decorative Arts in Geneva and the École Nationale Supérieure de Création Industrielle in Paris.
He is a designer of international renown who has opened studios in Geneva, Paris, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Beijing. Since 2012, he has frequently collaborated with his son Fabio. Claudio COLUCCI's expertise encompasses three areas: furniture design, industrial design, and interior architecture.
He has worked with prestigious brands such as Christofle, Ligne Roset, the Accord Group, Alain Passart, Caran d'Ache, Vacheron Constantin, Habitat, Kenwood, Renault, Agnès B, Mövenpick, and Hermès. He has also collaborated with famous architects such as Philippe Stark, Ron Arad, Nigel Coates, and Pascal Mourgue.
Claudio COLUCCI has been named Designer of the Year multiple times at the Maison et Objet trade fair in Paris and by ELLE Decoration magazine. He recently received the first prize for arts and crafts in Switzerland. He has been appointed as an ambassador for the Michelangelo Foundation, which honors creativity and artisanal savoir-faire and strengthens connections with the design world.
Many of his creations have been exhibited in museums such as the Centre Pompidou, the Fondation Cartier in Paris, and the MoMA in New York, as well as in notable galleries. Two monographs about him have been published by the Fondation Cartier and NORMA editions.
Eager to share his knowledge, Claudio COLUCCI places great importance on education and is actively involved in leading schools such as HEAD and IPAC Design. In 2018, his eponymous agency changed its name to Colucci & Colucci Design and Architecture to welcome Fabio Colucci as a partner associate.
Visionary creator Jean-Charles de Castelbajac has anticipated what now constitutes the foundations of new creation: art and fashion, subversion, and collaborations.
His multidisciplinary work in art, fashion, and design revolves around a short chromatic range of blue, yellow, and red, with one of its most notable representations being the dressing of Pope John Paul II, bishops, and priests for the World Youth Day in 1997.
His clothing and art are imbued with his passion for history, the world of childhood, and Pop art. He has collaborated with numerous artists, including Keith Haring, Lady Gaga, and Robert Mapplethorpe.
His art is expressed through installations, performances, chalk street art, drawings, and paintings.
In 2015, he created a 3,700 square meter fresco for Orly Airport in Paris. In September 2018, he created a monumental work for the Biennale des Antiquaires at the Grand Palais in Paris.
Since 2018, he has been creating collections for United Colors of Benetton.
His artistic work is the subject of an exhibition titled "Le Peuple de Demain" at the Galerie des Enfants in the Centre Pompidou, which has been running from September 25, 2021, to July 18, 2022. On this occasion, the book "Dessins tout-terrain" featuring 500 of his drawings spanning 50 years was published by Flammarion.
In 2022, he is also present at the Mobilier National with the scenography of the exhibition "No Taste for Bad Taste," which traces 40 years of French design, and with a carte blanche titled "L'atour d'assises," centered around French styles.
Joost van Bleiswijk was born in Delft and graduated in Design from the Eindhoven Academy in 2011. Joost works mainly on his own collections, notably on the «No Glue No Screw» series, which has become a major piece in his work.
Joost’s collections are exhibited and sold worldwide in galleries and museums, including the Moss Gallery in New York, the Vivid Gallery in Rotterdam, the Holon Design Museum in Israel, and the Zuiderzee Museum in the Netherlands.
In addition to his personal work, Joost collaborates with major publishers such as Ahrend, Bernhardt, Bruut Furniture, City of Eindhoven, Design Connection, Lebesque and Moooi for whom he designs the Construction lighting collection.
After graduating from the Eindhoven Design Academy in 2000 and 2001, Kiki van Eijk and Joost van Bleiswij have been living and working together since then. Each working independently, the two designers develop their careers side by side but around a mutual and pronounced interest in crafts and historical objects.
In barely sixteen years, the creations of Kiki van Eijk and Joost van Bleiswijk have already won over the world’s leading brands and institutions. From the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam to the Moss Gallery in New York.
Kiki van Eijk was born in 1978 in the Netherlands. In 2000 she graduated with an honorary mention from the Design Academy Eindhoven. Her graduation project, the Kiki Carpet, inspired by an embroidery, attracted a lot of attention in the design world.
In 2001, she opened her studio in Eindhoven, which she continued to share with designer Joost van Bleiswijk. However, their work is almost always done separately.
Kiki van Eijk’s work is often very poetic and personal, and inspired by nostalgia and craftsmanship.
Her designs are mainly unique or in limited editions, and her works range from carpets, lighting, furniture, ceramics, glassware to textiles.
Her client list includes Studio Edelkoort Paris, Design Academy Eindhoven, Haans, Moooi, Bernhardt Design, Audax Textile Museum and Hermès.
Studio GGSV was founded in 2011 by Gaëlle Gabillet and Stéphane Villard. Their collaboration encompasses a diverse range of approaches, from curating to research design, from objects to interior architecture. In parallel, Stéphane Villard leads the INFORME project studio at the École Nationale Supérieure de Création Industrielle, ENSCI / Les Ateliers, Paris.
They were awarded the VIA Carte Blanche in 2011 for their project "Objet Trou Noir." This research project, recognized by VIA, explored the use of "black matter" derived from ultimate waste and reinterpreted household appliances in connection with tableware and decorative arts, focusing on the concept of decluttering.
"Objet Trou Noir" is now part of the permanent collections of the Centre Pompidou.
Gaëlle Gabillet and Stéphane Villard have their works published by Made in Design, Petite Friture, and Galerie Cat-Berro. Their pieces are regularly exhibited at various venues, including MUDAC, Pavillon de l'Arsenal, FRAC, Museum für Angewandte Kunst in Frankfurt, Biennale Design Saint-Étienne, Center for Contemporary Art Castle of Rivara in Turin, and the Milan Furniture Fair. Recently, they were responsible for the interior architecture of La Commune, the national drama center in Aubervilliers. They won the Paris Shop & Design Award in 2014 and, in 2016, they secured the interior redesign of the Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris in collaboration with H20 architects.
They also serve as exhibition curators. They curated the exhibition "Form follows information" at the International Biennial of Saint-Étienne in 2015 and the exhibition "Zones de confort" at the Galerie Poirel in Nancy, along with Juliette Pollet, design curator at CNAP (National Center for Visual Arts). They were invited to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Centre Pompidou and create a workshop-exhibition at the Galerie des Enfants.
Gaëlle Gabillet and Stéphane Villard regularly give lectures about their work at various institutions and events, including the Centre Pompidou Paris, Université Paris 8, Pavillon des Arts et du Design, Cité du Design, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Cité de la Mode et du Design, Maison & Objet, OECD, Ecole Camondo, and Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales.
José Lévy was born in Paris.
In complete contrast to the codes of the time, which exalted the values of the 1980s, his clothing collections drew inspiration from Tati, Modiano, and Jacques Demy, ensuring him immediate visibility and international recognition.
He received several awards, including one from the City of Paris, and exhibited at the Cartier Foundation.
Over the course of 13 years, José Lévy established his presence in the world of men's fashion and distinguished himself as both an exceptional colorist and a precise tailor.
Simultaneously, he embarked on significant external collaborations, directing the style of Holland & Holland, Nina Ricci, Cacharel, and Emanuel Ungaro. Eager to reach a wider audience, he also collaborated with Monoprix, La Redoute, and André.
As a free and curious creator, eclectic and focused, he has always expressed his unique perspective by collaborating with numerous artists, photographers, visual artists, architects, and musicians throughout his career.
Since 2007, he has dedicated himself entirely to this interdisciplinary creative work, bridging the gap between visual arts and decorative arts.
In 2009, he exhibited at Emmanuel Perrotin (solo exhibition "Oasis: Luconoctambul!"), ToolsGalerie (group exhibition "Carpet Stories"), and the Manufacture de Sèvres (solo exhibition "Mousse de Sèvres"). He was invited by Maxalto during DesignersDays and designed MaPharmacie, a pharmacy in Paris-Bastille.
By expressing his universe, José Lévy enjoys unearthing memories, traces of the past, archetypes, and the roots of the Houses he encounters, playing with them and offering a free, distanced, and respectful perspective.
The Ateliers Poyaudins is a woodworking company operating in the furniture, interior design, professional training, and building carpentry sectors. It was founded in 2017 in Saint-Fargeau by Clément Chen. Shortly after, new partners (independent skilled workers) and collaborators (individuals undergoing training) joined the company. Thus, this artisanal enterprise operates on a cooperative basis. By the end of its third year, the company successfully achieved its primary professional goal: to exclusively work with wood. The focus for the coming years will be to establish a sustainable model of vertical integration of operations, from tree to finished product.
Tristan COLAFRANCESCO started his journey in photography, immersed in the punk scene from 2009 to 2011 in Brittany.
He then studied metal, first with a degree in metalwork with the Compagnons du Devoir, and in the company Metafer (a Living Heritage Company). Then came a second certificate, this time in artistic ironwork in Nièvre.
He gained experience while working at Heritage restoration companies, artistic metalworks, industrial metalwork, and contemporary metalwork companies.
In 2017 he created the Ateliers Cola, working since then with various designers on furniture, installations and custom-made objects.
His workshop is located in Avallon, at the gateway of Morvan.