Clementine Giaconia and Frederic Forest base their design studio in 2008.
Their complementarity is absolute. He is a designer, she is an interior designer. Together, they sign projects where object and space form a whole, in a coherent and obvious lines of materials. Within the territory of free expression, they cross their experiences and inspirations, and incorporate a double-wide thinking in all their projects: each piece of furniture, each fixture must register in living space; jewelry, watch, should be worn. Their creative ambition is the result of an overall artistic approach. Clementine and Frederic draw four hands. ese fashion designers in their studios, they belch all the beauty of an object from the elegance of line, demanding the mastery of a material, the expertise of artisans and industrial accompanying them.
Interior designer and product designer
After a degree in art history and archaeology, Clémentine Giaconia continued her studies at the Institut Supérieur des Arts Appliqués in Paris, graduating with honours in 2003 in product and interior design. As project coordinator with a Paris design agency, she worked in an environment of luxury brands. This is also where she met Frédéric Forest. Each day brought a new channel for expression, whether furniture, packaging, bottles, photography or catalogues. Glass, metal, paper, plastic, Clémentine turned her hand to all types of media. Her cross-disciplinary approach taught her the importance of a single detail, a surface, a texture. Meanwhile, she continued to work on her own interior design projects and, after four years, her ambition took her down a more personal road when in 2008, with Frédéric Forest, she set up the studio.
Frédéric Forest graduated from ENSCI/Les Ateliers in Paris. While still a student there, he worked alongside the leather consultant Jocelyne Imbert on projects for Cartier leathergoods. In 2000 he left France for Italy and the Adidas Advanced Design Studio in Montebelluna, where he designed for the brand's high-end sports shoes range. In 2004, he worked as brand vision project manager for international luxury firms, where he used his unique, hyperactive approach to develop inventive solutions for brand image, visual identity and product design. After various experiences working with designers Erwan and Ronan Bouroullec, Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance and Jean-Marie Massaud on product and space design projects with a high technological and artistic content, in 2008 he and Clémentine Giaconia set up their own design studio.
In parallel Clémentine Giaconia and Frédéric Forest collaborating for several years with great houses of French and international luxury to create large projects. Through their journey, they control all the expression of a brand territories. For this transversal approach, they define artistic directions to measure, and could retain large houses with their expertise, creative audacity, and their sense of discretion.
Also in feeding devices creative fields of architecture and design that Clémentine and Frédéric imagine their projects. Photography, fashion, art, food, music, materials, typography, dance, poetry, color, light …
« This allows us to perceive new emotions, and offer untold stories, whatever the scale of the project.» Project cravings supply concrete subjects. Each project is an answer to a given question. Whether it is real or virtual, what matters is that the response corresponds to a reality. « Creativity is cultivated, it matures with curiosity and practice. It must be constantly nourished. »
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