Design et Pop Culture

Discover the work of John Nouasening, young French designer. An overview of his projects that invites us to reflect on popular culture as a source of inspiration.

Trained at the European Institute of Design of Toulon, John Nouasening first practices his talents in Paris and London before settling in Anglet on the Basque coast.

In his works, the designer observes the common uses, everyday and trivial, inspired by everyday gestures, small things. As an example Tilted Soup Plate, its soup plate inclined bottom facilitating the meal or Boy, Bar-furniture inspired by the silhouette in black and white waiter.

The sketches of John Nouasening are immersed in a pop culture peculiar to his generation. Video games, skateboarding and street culture, it multiplies winks. With his flowerpot Warp Zone XS, he reinterprets deftly the universe of Mario Bros, with Pong3DIt offers a game table near the tennis and directly inspired Pong, historical video game of the 70 years. His projects thus take on all their flavor for those who will know how to decode their origins and their references. Shifted, original and fun, they will not fail to attract fans and young adults fed Nintendo and manga at a young age.

But this quote design, although rooted in its time, is nonetheless very exclusive, taking the risk of disqualifying some of the public. Some objects, once abstracted from their references, could indeed seem very bland to those who do not share the cultural references of the author. For other creations however, no need for references "teenager", the object is self-sufficient and seduced in a look, simply obvious. The most telling example is probably the table Paint Or Die But Love Me, Suspending plateau on which we would have paid a bucket of red paint firefighter, feet discreetly taking shape in runs. Graphic, simple and effective.

To discover other projects John Nouanesing, visit their website

sources: Trendsnow et John Nouasening

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