CAMPANA, LE GALL, YOSHIOKA
Each year Maison et Objet selects creators of the show, designers who have made a significant impact to the design and architecture scene. This year selected are:
The Campana brothers were born 250km from São Paulo in a region with abundant natural resources, from their childhood they were immersed in a culture of craftsmanship and now offer «alternative», iconoclastic, joyful design, which opens new vistas for everyday life. The path they have taken from the day Humberto created a little studio for handmade objects 30 years ago through the twentieth anniversary of the Estudio Campana, celebrated in 2009 at the Vitra Design Museum in Germany, is a testament to a shared spirit of passion and everlasting brotherhood. http://www.campanas.com.br/
Hubert Le Gall is a contemporary art sculptor and scenographe. Associations of unusual ideas; play with form, light and color; work with bronze, resin and ceramics ... each of his designs, from his vegetal period to his current phantasmagorical bestiary, seduces us with its sensuality and inventiveness. http://www.hubertlegall.fr/
Tokujin Yoshioka, best known for his stirring, poetic creation with his philosophical use of materials, explores the emotional perception with his endlessly innovative idea. his representative work, the optical glass bench «Water block» is permanently exhibited in Musee d'orsay. While he has collaborated with various leading companies of (luxury) world such as Cartier, BMW, Hermés, Issey Miyake, his works, which transcends the boundaries of product design, architecture, and exhibition installation, are highly evaluated as art, and many of his works are part of permanent collection in the world's major museums, including Museum of Modern art (MoMa) in New York, and Centre national d'art et de Culture Georges Pompidou. http://www.tokujin.com/
As part of their recognition, the Campana brothers were invited to develop an installation at Maison et Objet. They created a small grove of trees and intricate ceiling decor from cardboard. The flexible material was draped over support systems of clear wire, appearing as if it was pouring from the sky into the organic shapes. The exhibition included ceiling lamps with shades that were formed by massive semi-translucent leaves, arranged in a series of misshapen circular forms which descended from the top of the structure into the exhibition floorspace.