Design Cream? Quèsaco? An event presenting the crème de la crème of designers and architects, of course! And who says prestigious casting, says choice format. On Thursday, March 26, 2018, ten creators gathered for the Materials & Light fair thus presented their creations, inspirations and projects in an atypical way in 20 images, projected 20 seconds apart. Zoom on the universe of Antoine Phelouzat.
The Design Cream nights, designed by Benjamin Girard from the Design Project agency, aim to offer a scene to the cream of the cream of creators to present their projects to a wide audience, in a format specific, rhythmic and concise, and in a relaxed atmosphere. What ensure a global success at these gatherings! Everything fits in the format, named Pecha Kucha: the guests have 20 slides, shown during 20 seconds each, and which scroll automatically; either 6 minutes and 40 seconds for each of them. No blah-blah: the various speakers expose here the essence of their achievements.
Antoine Phelouzat is a cosmopolitan designer, he grows up in Los Angeles and trains in design in England. In London he collaborates with Tom Dixon and Michael Young, in Paris he collaborates with Arik Levy and Noé Duchaufour-Lawrence. Today he lives and works in Paris, he is naturally turned towards the international and maintains long-standing collaborations with India and North America. Its know-how is expressed on all scales, from the small artisanal gallery object to the commercial airport architecture, through the mass produced product. It is this range of action that offers him a global approach to design that he particularly likes. The materials, manufacturing process and common sense are all ingredients that he uses and hijacks, but always trying to surprise, to challenge the user, to exchange with him, his work seems then familiar and surprising.