Thu, 22 Apr|
Tiss-Tiss Exhibition - French Group
A new collection of award-winning collectible design by Aki and Arnaud Cooren, a French-Japanese duo with a cross disciplinary approach of minimalist design aesthetic.
Date - Time - Location
22 Apr 2021, 12:00 – 12:40 BST
Carpenters Workshop, 4 Albemarle St, Mayfair, London W1S 4GA, UK
Since they opened their A+A Cooren design studio in 1999, they have worked for brands as varied as Shiseido, Artemide, L’Oréal, Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres, Yamagiwa, Saint Louis, Boffi Bains, Cartier, Chanel and ClassiCon on interior, product and furniture design projects as well as scenographies. They also create special pieces for private customers and collaborate with architects on interior design projects.
The pair won a Villa Medicis Hors les Murs residence in 2007 and spent several months in Denmark to research “natural and artificial light”. They also have been awarded The Liliane Bettencourt Prize pour intelligence de la main – Dialogues 2017, for their lowchair «Tiss- Tiss», with craftsman David de Gourcuff.
Design for them is all about context and the act of sharing: sharing ideas, sharing with people of companies and, above all, sharing with users. They see design as everything that surrounds us whether it is industrially made or hand-crafted, and proceed to form new ideas in harmony with their industrial, temporal and economic contexts.
These reflections create harmonies that, just like nature, constantly evolve and gradually immerse the user in the present moment.
Tiss Tiss Exhibition