Inhalator is a communal urban object, for breathing and cooling.
FAIRE 2019 :
Project partner : Pavillon de l’Arsenal:
Technical partner : Elioth, engineering workshop, (Egis Concept).
Publication of the study : spring 2020.

Inhalator is a shared urban object for breathing and cooling : an iodised air inhaler, a misting device, a fresh air fountain or a cooling wall.
Urban spaces structured by devices related to profitability, (density, speed, heating, …), can lead to different types of stress causing physiological imbalance.
This “wall object” makes it possible to modify the climate of urban space from time to time by cooling it when it is hot and enables users to physically re-experience breathing. To breathe in fresh air charged with iodine to reinflate the rib cage and re-initiate calmer breathing.
The project is inspired by graduation buildings, or inhalatoriums, of the 17th and 18th centuries : a graduation building is, in the salt industry, a building intended to evaporate water in which salt is dissolved.
An architectural form that is open to the wind filters saltwater through stacked bundles of thorns to increase the salinity of the water after several cycles.
The Inhalator project mimics this principle to evaporate and diffuse an iodine mist. Salt-laden water trickles down between the wooden slats of the central frame. The volume of water rises and circulates in a loop like a fountain using an electric pump powered by solar panels.
The natural ventilation of the site of implantation runs through the framework to form a light mist and fill the air with iodine, forming a microclimate.
Spaces with strong natural ventilation are suitable for the installation of this filter wall, which can be duplicated to form immersion spaces.

The main aim of the design of this urban object is to refresh the air in urban spaces, bringing a feeling of freshness and well-being to people in the vicinity.
The flow of water through the wooden slats, by gravity, generates a light mist that refreshes the surrounding air.
The pre-design study carried out with the Elioth design office enabled us to understand and quantify the impact, on the one hand, of the dimensions of the device’s format on the cooling obtained in the vicinity, and, on the other hand, of the installation contexts to be favoured.
The format of the device must be large enough to cover the user’s field of view (technical name : solid angle) and guarantee that he/she is immersed in the air that is cooled by a few degrees, near the device.
The installation of the device in a shaded area, already greatly cooled, lowers the temperature further.
Locating the system on a site with good natural ventilation promotes evaporation and atomisation of the surrounding run-off water.
Thus the INHALATOR device contributes to amplifying the cooling power of aerated urban environments, and those that are already or soon to be planted.

After various simulations with a small-scale device (2 m2 vertically), including calculations of surface temperature, cooling capacity, comfort, solid angle, dimensioning of wet surfaces and the role of shade, the large-scale approach appears to be a promising solution.
The abundance and repetition of cooling walls can lead to a 3° (PET) reduction in the user’s perceived temperature with an unshaded system in summer and hot weather, such as during heatwaves. Thus, the comfort gain can be increased by taking advantage of a shaded device to reach 7°.
Research is also being undertaken to define an optimal location in an urban environment, in a setting with good natural ventilation and for an even greater effect of cooling and diffusion of fresh air.

Stainless steel structure.
Stainless steel casing.
Rot-proof wooden battens.
Water circuit (salt) autonomous or connected (drinking water).
Periodic replenishment of water (and salt balance).
Power supply (mains or solar).

Optimal dimensions : 6 x 3 x 0.5 m



Connected door lock for Netatmo.
Product name : Smart Door Lock and Keys.
CES Innovations 2020 Design and Engineering Award Honoree.
Launch 2020.

Smart locks and keys allow hosts to manage and customise access to their properties. Digital keys and a smartphone app communicate with the lock authorising the opening and closing of the door. A key can be programmed and activated from the app to host friends or lodgers, or, deactivated in the event of loss of keys for example.
A key is used to open a door in the usual manner. Manual use of the key and knob reduces battery use to a minimum and allows greater autonomy and system durability.
The lock is designed to resist physical break-ins and hacking attempts.

HomeKit compatible.
Stainless steel, electronic European cylinder.
Aluminium handles.
Stainless steel keys.
Bluetooth and NFC.
Power supply: batteries.
2-year battery life.
Emergency micro USB port.

145 x 50 mm.
58 x 23 mm.



Vox project, urban furniture.
Commissioner : City of Grenoble.
Manufacturer : Tôlerie Forézienne.
Completion : September 2019.

The aim of Vox is to link instant communication (street conversations), local information (by district) and institutional broadcasting city-wide, to encourage urban harmony, meetings and discussions wherever the information is broadcast.

Consisting mainly of a range of urban display panels, the Vox project offers additional objects so that the communication can incorporate an element of participation and fun, like free screen display across the neighbourhood, or times for verbal communication within the public space.

The City of Grenoble was keen to take over the management of urban display panels and rethink its uses. There was an opportunity to devise a communication and information system that meets the new expectations of city dwellers. Firstly, smaller display formats that lighten the landscape. Then, by locating commercial displays in transport networks, the remaining urban space can accommodate public information and free local display panels. Lastly, the panel design combines the skills and procedures of the City’s communication, management and maintenance departments to optimise system economy and sustain its use over time.

Reusable print media.
Modular system.
Stainless steel sheet metal and metalwork.
Industrial paint.

Formats : A2, A1 and A0 maximum.



Connected doorbell for Netatmo.
Product name : Smart Video Doorbell.
iPhone, iPad and Android phone compatible.
CES Innovations 2019 Design and Engineering Award Honoree.
Launch 2019.

The object and its functions are easy to identify. The minimalist and compact design has three elements : button, speaker/microphone and camera.
The connected doorbell enables you to answer visitors via your smartphone app. from anywhere, whether at home, work or on holiday.
The people detection function tells you if someone is in front of your door.

ABS injection molding plastic, aluminium and glass case.
Weather resistant, HZO protection.
Video: Full HD 1080 p.
HDR function.
Night vision: infrared LED.
High quality speaker and microphone.
Encrypted Wi-Fi connection.
Local storage, microSD card.
Wired power.

135 x 45 x 29 mm.



Color Blocks project, urban objects system.
Paris-Saclay campus, ZAC du Moulon.
Sponsor : EPA Paris-Saclay.
Study underway 2017 – 2018.
Scheduled delivery 2020.

Color Blocks furniture enables various urban facilities to be configured based on a fundamental, modular and colourful system of objects, to respond to customs and practices according to the context and location.

Enabling uses to be mixed and matched, objects to be linked together and a range of practical scenarios, the furniture seamlessly integrates technological functions and their related services, following the framework of conventional uses. Seating configurations can be tested over time and modified depending on expectations and how sites evolve.

Sheet metal.
Industrial paint.
Built-in electronics.
Electrical equipment.

Varying dimensions.
Basic module: 70 x 50 x 45 cm.



Islands project, reception area furniture.
Château des Ducs de Bretagne Museum, Nantes.
Harness room entrance hall.
Produced by Prototype Concept.
Delivery 2018.

The island design of the furniture for the reception area creates a relaxed, unconventional and even undefined vision for the entrance hall, contrary to an imposing piece of furniture or counter as you enter.
The repetition of the modules and duplicated forms providing a reception desk, a reading corner, a ledge to sit on and a storage console, as well as the low flat surfaces, makes the area seem more convivial, like a living room or a café.

The configuration is changeable as the components are mobile. It is possible to modify the layout of the entrance hall according to visitor flow, exhibition content and mediation initiatives.

The black contrasts with the white furniture of the main Château entrance, and maintains neutrality regarding the contents.

Stained solid wood hollowed out sides.
Laminated flat surfaces (Nanotech).
Upholstery fabric (Kvadrat).
Mirror polished stainless steel.
Extra-clear glass.

200 x 100 x 95 cm.
100 x 100 x 75 cm.
200 x 100 x 90 cm.
300 x 100 x 70 cm.



Reset project, graphing calculator for Numworks.
In accordance with school curricula.
Marketing 2017.

This new version of the “scientific calculator” modernises the physical object and its graphic interface. Between a traditional calculator and a games console, the clear and fun design is guided by a concern for simplicity and accessibility to mathematical content. Good understanding, use, navigation, representation and legibility of mathematical content are objectives no longer achieved due to the lack of development of products that have existed for almost 20 years.

The purpose of the project is to make a good object available that respects users, making them keen to learn mathematics. It has a more intuitive hierarchical keyboard, a colour screen and considerable autonomy, as well as being lighter and slimmer.
In addition, the Creative Commons licensed software enables users to add their own functions and to improve future upgrades by collaborating with the Numworks project.
Production drawings for the calculator are also public making certain repairs or the replacement of parts possible.

ABS injection moulding case.
Enhanced electronics.
Colour screen.
USB connection.
Exam mode.

160 x 82 x 10 mm.



Arobase urban furniture project.
Commissioner : EPA Saint-Etienne.
Manufacturer : Sineu Graff.
Delivery : July 2017.

Arobase furniture enables various urban configurations on the basis of the same simple, basic, modular and colourful model, responding to uses and practices regarding the context and location of the installation.

The comfortable oblong surface of the seat enables users to appropriate it 360°,positioning themselves and making use either of the end or the whole depth of the seat. The seat can therefore be used spontaneously like a stool or an urban pillar in an area that is regularly frequented. In contrast userscan chose to stay for longer, more comfortably on the generous seat on which a light bag can also be placed.

The height of the model can be adjusted to meet different ergonomic needs in relation to the uses, behaviours and practices at individual sites.
It can be accessorised to provide a certain level of comfort: a back can be added to the seat ; a light shield, added to the table create anti-reflection screens whilst working outdoors or to provide an element of discretion and privacy in open and well-frequented public spaces ; a USB socket incorporated into the scope of a seat, a shelf or a table, provides a fast and versatile charging point for mobile personal devices and laptops; indirect low consumption LED lighting beneath the seats highlights a pathway and places to rest at times when there is less daylight, notably in the morning, at the end of the afternoon and in the evening.

The simple and robust technical system, formed of basic shapes, enables a range of objects to be developed that respond to various space configurations in situ.
The manufacture of components upon request and their ability to be dismantled into several main pieces, facilitate maintenance, repairs and replacement.
The furniture can be regarded as adaptable and reversible over time.

Steel sheet.
Laser cutting, bending and mechanical welding.
Cast aluminium or ceramic.
Fixed by core drilling.

Format : 60 x 40 cm.
Variable height : 20 to 105 cm.



Parabole project, urban plateform.
Un été au Havre 2017.
Contracting body : GIP Le Havre.
Artistic direction : Jean Blaise.
Executive production : Artevia.
Execution : ArtComposite and Legendre Génie Civil.
Location : Pré-Fleuri, Caucriauville.
Completion spring 2017

A platform for life and for communication. The Parabole – or dish – is an installation evoking the telecommunications devices found around the heights of Le Havre, on the rooftops, façades, pylons and hilltops. A modern feature necessary to long-distance telecommunications, the Parabole is anchored at Caucriauville, one of the city’s summits, and paradoxically reinstates a direct, physical, local approach to communication.

It is a low-tech, almost primitive wooden structure, contrasting with the high-tech design of the usual technology devices. It revives the earliest ways of communicating – face-to-face, using words and speech. Its concentric, radiating form is a catalyst for human communication, connecting visitors, getting them to socialize, here and now, in this gathering place.
You can sit on it, lie down on it, picnic on it, take a nap on it, climb on it, or simply meet people for a chat while you watch over the city, the estuary and the sea. Its generous dimensions and tilted position invite shared, multiple ownership.

It encourages anyone who climbs aboard to shift their position, altering their connection with others and with the landscape. It looks outwards over the horizon and up to the sky, urging us to share our perception of the city and its future, as somewhere we can project ourselves.
Its form echoes the circular bowl shape of Niemeyer’s Le Volcan. An invitation to go along there?

Concrete raft.
Wood structure, glue laminated douglas.
Wood deck, douglas.
Grassed slope.

15 x 2,10 m



Internet connected siren for Netatmo.
Product name : Siren.
iPhone, iPad and Android phone compatible.
Presented at the international CES 2017, Las Vegas.
Marketing 2017.

Minimal, compact and slim cylindrical volume. Front aspect slightly shaped to designate and direct the sound output from the wall or the ceiling within the house.
The siren emits an audible alarm and vocal messages during a hostile intrusion. An alert is simultaneously sent to linked smartphones.

ABS injected case.
Embossed metal audio grid.
High quality loudspeaker.
Vibration sensor.

130 x 35 mm.



MAMC project, seats for exhibition rooms.
Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain de Saint-Etienne Métropole.
Production : Cintrafil.
Completion 2016.

This object experiments with new ways of organising breaksor moments for reflection within dynamic and evolving exhibitions, amongstmodern andcontemporary works of art.The seat is a simple seating solutionfor museums that is unobtrusive amongst the works of art.
Minimalist and light, the seats can bequickly installed individuallyto engage perspectives and circulation, or,in groups to encourage discussion and sharing points of view. The interlocking feet ensure stability and minimal place is taken up in the room. Made of aluminium they are lightweight and therefore easy to position during new exhibitions, conference or events.

Aluminium tubes.
Powder coating.

Length 150 cm.
Height of seat 45 cm.
Depth 33 cm.



Crypto project, cryptographic tablet for Ledger.
Product name : Ledger Blue, (Personal Security Device).
Commercialisation 2016.

Challenges regarding security and confidentiality on the web are increasing with the extensive use of networks and data processing. Ledger Blue is now the most advanced hardware solution on the market.
This digital tablet is a personal mobile object authenticating and securing digital identity, access, an exchange or a transaction on the web, notably for the use of digital currency and blockchains, but also to ensure the confidentiality of certain emails.
Similar to the first cuneiform tablets used for bookkeeping and transactions, this object fits in your hand. It is easily transportable in a pocket or in a bag.The touchscreen enables the interface to be navigated intuitively.
Symbols and numbers are engraved on the back of the tablet representing their role in certifying exchanges: from cuneiform tablet to cryptographic tablet including lines of code.
This object was entirely designed and made in France.

Wireless and non-wireless connection:
Anodised aluminium.
Black injection moulded ABS.

97 x 69 x 9 mm.



Big Board project, public hyper-connected co-working hub.
Forme Publique 2016.
La Défense Biennial for the Creation of Urban Furniture.
Sponsor : Defacto.
Artistic direction : Nez Haut.
Executive production : Le Troisième Pôle.
Execution : Maël Teillant and Ecogom.
Esplanade du Général De Gaulle.
From 30th June 2016 to 30th July 2017.

This huge open-air platform provides a new means to undertake and pursue things together. This facility can be used individually, in a small group or for a meeting. It is protected by a transparent, penetrable and climatic partition, filtering conversations, noise, wind, dust and light, to form an adaptable co-working structure.

Forme Publique
At the crossroads of the multiple concerns surrounding the uses of a desirable city, design enables the issues and expectations of urban residents to be emphasised through practical proposals, related to the architecture, urban development, landscape, everyday practices, urban policy, innovation and economy.
Against the urban context of La Défense, a reflection of the uses, adapted to human-scale, enables us to envisage the proposed objects that reconfigure the immediate and easily manipulated surroundings of the users.
In the face of a large-scale architectural space, the scale of the object brings us back to that of the body.

Working off-site.
One can say, generally speaking, that any work originally located in a defined venue, has evolved and is still evolving into a multi-local activity: a fixed workspace; working in an office; working in meeting hubs; working in transport; working on the terrace of a café; working at home; teleworking; working in shared spaces; and, lastly working in public space, the most exposed to conflict, movement and the weather.
How do you then design a workspace exposed to the four winds? A public hyper-connected co-working hub?
A resistant structure providing functions and services?
A centre that is open, accessible and protective?
Definitely a platform transversal to:
– companies and public space,
– work and relaxation,
– concentration and distraction,
– individuals and the community,
– user flow and privacy,
– the panorama (porosity) and climatic forces (protection),
– …

A public object dedicated to work.
Avoiding a presentation on the scale of the architecture, (small houses forming a village, for example), a design on the scale of furniture enables us to reason about an object that is, firstly: support for the body and its practices, and, secondly, a springboard for movement and deployment in the space.
It consists of proposing “open” furniture that can clearly respond to the ergonomic possibilities of working off-site, with the help of a series of focused tasks, providing the user with the possibility to shift towards related and temporary uses.

The project: “Big Board / public hyper-connected co-working hub.”
A round table sufficiently large to form an agora is the possible motif for “meetings” in public space. It combines the motif of company Boards or Big Boards and decision-making centres.
The intention to go onto the esplanade, this symbolic object (or furniture) exerting imagined and real power, allows the shared motif of the public agora to be blended with the company’s hierarchical motif, and therefore to intersect and generate possible uses between a formal and informal meeting, briefing and debate, event and meeting, conference and conversation…

“Big Board”, a global face of decision-making centres, changes into a public Board, becoming a device and support for redistributed managerial capacities. The body becomes visible and the hierarchical status invisible. Attractive and ambivalent, between the dream of power and control on one hand, and the willingness to share and pooling ideas on the other, this facility is here to free the desire to distinguish oneself through work and ideas. Usually located in the centre of a floor in a huge glass tower, briefing rooms are often and paradoxically opaque, sealed and lit with artificial light. This time, the “meeting” is accessible and visible. This reconfiguration provides an open and relaxed context to also stimulate new exchanges more easily.
This large open-air meeting table provides a new means to undertake and pursue things together. This facility can be appropriated individually, in a small group or a meeting. You sit down around a huge platform-table, seat and stage, protected by a transparent, penetrable and climatic partition, filtering conversations, noise, wind, dust and light to form a centre adaptable to working off-site.

Wi-Fi connection
Electric sockets.
Peripheral LED band.
Modular steel structure.
HPL panels.
EPDM rubber floor.
Modules produced in the studio and on-site assembly.
Unit installed, auto-stable.
Can be dismantled, recycling through materials.

13 x 2.5 m.



Internet-connected light and outdoor camera for Netatmo.
Product name: Presence.
iPhone, iPad and Android phone compatible.
CES Innovations 2016 Design and Engineering Award Honoree.
Launch 2016.

It ensures good clarity and visibility on your doorstep. Users are comforted at home by the light and remotely by images. The light provides the comfort of lighting when returning home. The camera detects and reports remotely any events in real time via a smartphone application. Thanks to an advanced algorithm, the camera is capable of analysing and distinguishing between people, vehicles or animals, at night and day.

20 m range.
HD video quality.
Wi-Fi connection.
Aluminium, glass and plastic box.
Weather resistant
IP66 waterproof.

200 x 110 x 50 mm



Timeline project
Research on habitats and the inhabitable object.
2015 study.

Organising time and enjoying time is paramount today. The idea of paying attention to time stems from the fact that today time, more than space, shapes our life.
The Timeline project focuses on programming the functional times of habitats, and not the spaces. By taking a given spatial framework as reference, (50 m2 living space), the project circumvents questions of capacity dimension instead qualifying habitats through everyday time scenarios.
Placing the functional environment of habitats into living sequences on a timeline enables the density of certain functions or moments of the day to be increased or extended.
Thus, the ergonomics take on a completely different dimension and motivation becoming temporal.
The physical dimensions of the body are no longer a priority. The physiological and psychological dimensions of time define usable ergonomic spaces. For example, rest areas are important in habitats because a great deal of time is spent there, so the volume of air is adapted to the physiological supply required by the body during the night.

If the increasing urbanisation of the territory extends beyond cities, urban densification could be defined as the synchronised or juxtaposed multiplication of functional time.
The same goes for within a habitat. Two individuals share the same time density when moments of their daily lives are simultaneous. Quite the reverse, the densities are different, when these two individuals carry out parallel activities within the same habitat.
Time density within a certain space increases with the number of people. If the quantity of activities increases within the habitat, and without including potential communication and connections with the exterior, time becomes much denser for its inhabitants. Simultaneous use intensifies and accelerates exchanges between people. The time lived is more intense.
In more detail, on an emotional level, time density, and the opposite, time dilation, may be experienced at the same chronometric time depending on whether the action or thought generated is more or less intense or interesting. Time becomes emotional. At this point the time is no longer programmed, but experienced.

If the ‘Timeline’ media is a modern, linear and flowing figure, favourable to acceleration and speed, and at the same time, the incidental, it is reassuring to discern new less definitive and more interactive possibilities for this Timeline, enabling a reconfiguration or modulation of the system to be envisaged.
The surge in video making and its importance in everyone’s daily time allows an assumption to be made that the very structures of this medium can serve as a filter to reclassify life itself, as though video streaming had become the very principle of the economy (organisation) of our life. Playing, stopping, coming back, accelerating, and in particular, having access to a fragment of time beyond a definite spatial device.
We should remember that we are in control of, directors, or even producers of our homes.

The project is fuelled by data collection to programme the forms and sequences of the inhabitable object: the Timeline. Vocabulary similar to habitat and timeline is used to qualify this new habitat: Timeline (habitat) / User rhythms / Interpolation of uses and ergonomics / Assembly and living sequences/Synchronisation of uses /Compositing materials/Rate of Energy (production and consumption).

Stage 1: Data.

Data/User rhythms.
Data research on uses and habitats, their exploitation and organisation in the form of data-visualisation, enables a new interpretative model of daily practices to be implemented, based on the notion of time density.

Data/Rate of Energy.
The data concerns the consumption, as well as the production of energy. The ability of inhabitants to produce their own energy and share it through a distributed network is represented. The objective is to balance energy rates.

Stage 2: Programme

Programme / Expandable modules /Interpolated time.
The furniture modules are basic living units for a habitat. They can be extended or duplicated according to period of use. They can be combined, thus interpolating different moments in life.

Programme/Assembly and lifestyle sequences /Compound time.
Lifestyle sequences are assembled according to the lifestyles of user(s), their daily rhythms, affinities, favoured activities and external activities…

Programme/Assembly and lifestyle sequences/Time typologies.
Time typologies (linear, cyclical, fragmented…), determine diverse habitat organisation; time typologies become quasi-philosophical living and inhabiting options.

Programme/Vicinity/Synchronised time.
Relationships between several habitats can be developed and organised depending on synchronised time: link moments from the inhabitants’ lives by harmonising their functional and physiological rhythms, their lifestyle habits, up to offering collaborative or pooled organisation of their time, (for work for example).

Programme/Distributed networks/Energy time.
‘Distributing energy’ enables habitats to produce their energy from the sun, wind and rain. Any excess can be distributed throughout the network or used to counter a local energy deficit.

Programme/ Privacy/Concealed time.
The habitat should be able to respond to the external environment when open or closed. Flexible or sliding curtains, on each module, allow certain moments or functions of the habitat to be screened.

The living modules can be completed by an envelope structure filtering the external climate and insulating the internal climate as necessary. Technical walls fill the structure according to requirements and the spatial and geographical location of the modules; (integration within an existing architecture that will partly protect them, or in full urban or natural landscape).

Programme/Textures/Workable time.
The composite modules comprise several types of fixed or mobile materials, providing the body with different textures. They are designed from more or less dense materials. The structural materials have a high density, while the materials close to the body are softer, more supple, permeable and light. The dynamic and workable elements are colourful. The networks are carried within fixed structures and elements. Sensors are integrated in dynamic and tactile elements. The modules can function autonomously or be connected together, making a networked object from one module or from the entire habitat.

Stage 3: Manufacture

Manufacture /Adapted economy.
The project is designed to be adaptable to different manufacturing processes, materials and budgets. The simple modules, from the TIMELINE habitat programme, enable a producer or manufacturer to simply appropriate the plans, and, interpret and suggest a production strategy; from a layout of half-finished industrial components, to made-to measure cabinet making selecting refined or very technical materials. One interesting technological avenue is 3D printing by fused deposition modelling for important pieces like the furniture. The material used is injected in the form of molten granules from recycled materials like waste wood and plastic bottles. Fused deposition modelling through gravity, would enable the main volumes to be produced by successive stacking. The repetition of the deposition stopping when the extension of the function reaches its size via calculated machine time.



BLAST project, 3D printed furniture.
Manufacturer Drawn
Launch June 2015.
D’Days pop-up store.

B.L.A.S.T. : “Basic Local Alignment Search Tool”
Functional assembly using a matrix format, (morphing from square to circle), to adapt the typological and dimensional changes for a line of objects : seats, tables, shelves, lampshades, vases,… A variety of mass-produced forms for indoors as well as outdoors.
This project employs the logic of the digital trade and new industry, required for production and creation to be sustainable.

3D printing.
Fused deposition modelling (FDM).
Recycled and recyclable plastic.

Seat model
90 x 45 x 45 cm.

Photo credit Laurence Jeanson



Playground Slides Project.
Formes Publiques 2014.
La Défense Biennial for Urban Furniture Design.
Contracting body : Defacto.
Artistic direction : Nez Haut.
Assistant production : Le TroisièmePôle.
Construction : Archi Made Folies and Ecogom.
Esplanade du Général De Gaulle.
From 19th June 2014 to 30th July 2015.

In the urban setting of La Défense, exposed to an architectural space with large dimensions, a reflection on the uses carried out across the community, enables proposed objects to be envisaged thatgive a new dimension to the easy to manipulate immediate surroundings of the users.The playground theme is virtually intrinsic to this unique public space. On the scale of the esplanade, the Esplanade de La Défense resembles a huge board game.

Slides proposes an “activity mat” or “playground” designed for children of all ages as well as adults. Routes and circuits take shape as the different elements are randomly interpreted (passage, steps, platform, ramp and handrail) and take place on the existing esplanade relief. With its blue rubber floor, Slides reconfigures public space into a temporary play and relaxation area to generate a giant ramp of the uses, an ergonomic and dynamic morphing.
The succession of forms and stainless steel furniture (slide, large table and climbing module) responds to the stances and appropriations possible, so that users meet at this public area armed with a choice of uses.

Stainless steel furniture
Painted galvanised steel perimeter.
Blue rubber floor, EPDM.

25 x 5 x 2 m

Photos : 11h45



Density Project
Research on habitat and the inhabitable object.
Bourse Agora finalist 2013.

Current challenges associated with living space in towns, increasing urban populations and the intensity of exchanges and technical networks, warrant examining this pattern of densification seen indeed in our homes: via redistribution of land, buildings, homes, living rooms, and along with this cumulative, superimposed or simultaneous functions. The consumption of space, time and material, increasingly intensifies and gains in density through our exchanges and relationships with others.
The densification of life is thus a project.

Density is a theme that permeates urbanism, architecture, demography, materials, constitution, etc. Our innovations for inhabiting the world are found at the intersection of these sectors. Design is on-site and practical. Even so, and through these different fields, the aesthetical and practical question is only raised, in most cases, on an urban scale. For this reason, the density generated for the architecture and habitats, and yet more for the furniture and equipment therein, is a figure a priori that should be conformed or at least adapted to.

Working to the scale of the body, practices and uses in habitats, from a density approach, understood, not as a constraint, but as a motive or project to generate a proposal, is quite a different process. It leads us to reconsider practical phenomena linked to urban density and to identify steps beyond the issues of concentrations of people.
Data collection relating to the body, to spatial and temporal practices, as well as to materials, provides a source for combinations, aggregations and developments, that is, means to develop new approaches to density.
A habitat is by definition somewhere that can be re-planned. The project is entrenched in research that summarises the developing character of the practical configurations of the daily cycle of uses.

Density of Uses
First stage: data visualisation.
Data collection and graphic visualisation enables initial diagrams to be drawn to identify and spatially distribute uses and their requirements in terms of space, time and energy. The values correspond with cumulative or superimposed quantities, according to the number of people using the same space, at the same time or during shared energy use. Linking the graphs enables the variations in density generated by the cycle of uses to be visualised.
Second stage: modelling.
Modelling and spatially distribute data to generate the first structures for an inhabitable object according to densities (space/time /energy) unique to each use.
Third stage: materialisation.
Applying materials to the model depending on their density. A decreasing classification of the densities of the materials enables you to consider their allocation from the centre towards the exterior of the habitat model: the hard and structuring core of the habitat leading to a fluid and unstable periphery.

This reflection about the density of uses enables a scalable form of inhabitable object to be generated whose design allows us to rethink possibilities for configurations, variations and relationships between inhabitants.



TOXIC project, recipient.
Fonds de dotations des Ateliers de Paris 2013.
Exhibition Artifact#B.
Biennale internationale Design Saint-Etienne 2015. Les sens du beau.

The artificial elements that we produce infiltrate nature and constitute our environment. Certain residues generated by this combination affect their source and origin. As they belong to our environment, they are nonetheless elements that can be reinterpreted and appropriated once again. Toxic is a hypothesis for detected residue. The vision of this enigmatic fragment suggests that it could become a receptacle. Like the tip of a flower peduncle, it could accommodate a new foreign but fertile body to produce a new ordinary and questionable form.

3D printing

Height 20 mm
Diameter 60 mm



Stock Exchange project, weawed bookcase.
2nd Prize in the ‘Furniture in Aubusson’ call for projects for the Cité internationale de la tapisserie et de l’art tissé.
In collaboration with the textile designer Julie Costaz.
Study 2013 – 2014.

Contributing to space and architecture, complying with decorative and functional tapestry, this partition/screen project refers to the walls of data in trading rooms and stock exchanges, vast libraries which are continuously updated, and which imitate and form in part our environment.
How do we organize our culture, collections and references in the common universe of the global economy? On the Stock Exchange bookshelf, our books are arranged like data which is written, fragmented, on a hard drive, creating scope for freedom within the global tapestry.
The Aubusson Tapestry Manufacture, on the strength of its history depicting the world, should be involved in the contemporary world. The project continues to provide an imaginary window on the world by making it practicable, transforming tapestry into an object.

Pure colour range: R/V/B/L1/L2/L3.
Range extended through blend of threads.
Traditional weaving.
Metal and wood structure.

5055 x 2000 x 275 mm.
Linear: 10.4 m.



Weather station connected to the internet for Netatmo.
Made for iPhone, iPad and Android phone compatibility.
Exhibition Observeur du design 13, 2012.
CES Innovations 2013 Design and Engineering Award Honoree.
Launch September 2012.
Additionnal module spring 2013.
Rain gauge spring 2014.
Wind gauge spring 2015.

Every day, urban citizens, representing over 50% of the world population, are exposed to peaks in pollution, allergens and various particles. However there is no personal and simple device to inform and advise us about it. Indications supplied by dedicated organisations only cover the air outside. In buildings, where Europeans spend 80 % of their time, there are many sources of emissions of polluting substances: construction materials; paint; furniture; heating units; cleaning products…
Netatmo, a personal weather station, which measures the air quality, provides the first general public solution to this problem.
Users of the station possess new indicators which enable them to act upon their immediate environment, like ventilating a room for example. They can also share and pool their local data, and hence understand their environment better through weather patterns and air quality.
The product endeavours to translate the information collected sensitively, with thoughtful and sensory, visual as well as tactile interaction. The proposal of a cylindrical volume evolved like the shape of an antenna capturing the invisible composition of the atmosphere. The object communicates an initial gentle and overall impression through the illuminated slot. This air vent has a double function: it lets the air in and diffuses a warm or cold light according to the air quality indicated. In an instant, the user is informed about the environment. The graphical interface of the application then gives an accurate breakdown of the data

Extruded aluminium.
ABS injection.

Internal module 155 mm x 45 mm
External module 105 mm x 45 mm
Additinonnal module 105 x 45 mm
Rain gauge 130 x 110 mm
Wind gauge 110 x 85 mm



CRAC project, occasional furniture.
Produced by Prototype Concept.
Prototype presented at Paris Design Week 2012.

The project functions like a sign or an omen. It features the paradox of the non-used, or even non usable, useful object and the ecological breakdowns incurred. The primary resources for manufacturing products are being consumed. The deforestation taking place in certain forests highlights, more than the unbridled consumption of objects, this irrepressible desire for consumption.

Solid olive ash 20 mm
Cutting and montage

1365 x 368 x 350 mm



Research project on the reclassification of the banks of the Aveyron using an experimental design approach favouring a contextual dimension, from a memory of the places to an update of its uses.
Carried out in collaboration with the archivist Olga Ponchet for La cuisine, art and design centre, Nègrepelisse.
Touring exhibitions from 28th April to 15th October 2012.
Saint-Etienne Design Biennial 2013.

During the first two-thirds of the 20th century the banks of the Aveyron were popular with the locals who regularly went there on Sundays for country parties. Today these banks are abandoned, apart from several fishermen or children who go to paddle there in the summer.
Three particular areas on the banks of the Aveyron have been chosen for their special features and uniqueness, to be reclassified, appointed and designed: the banks of the Nègrepelisse, Cazals and Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val.
The idea is to recall these places and the people who roamed them, with their history, and to take into account the current uses of these areas, to suggest ‘Citations-Objets’ (Acknowledgments-Objects) which give rise to new narrations.
Today on the banks of the Aveyron, referents or benchmarks cause forms and functions to ‘re-emerge’ with each context, within the extended urbanisation of the space, raising questions about public areas and shared nature.

‘Citations-Objets,’ the diving-board, boat and hanging laundry, recall souvenirs and traces of past moments by proposing and giving rise to a new history and new forms experienced. They take place on the surface of the water, a true flowing and continuous public area, to form floating areas.

Modular system
Floats: steel containers
Pontoons: wood
Structure: metal
Canvas: technical outdoor textile.

Modular framework 1 x 1 m
Basic system 4 x 2 m



Waves is an urban seating project for the Grand Place in Lille.
In collaboration with Chartier-Corbasson Architectes.
Study 2010 – 2011.
Prototype 2011.

Furniture for multiple functions.
The Grand Place in Lille suffers from lack of use. It is perceived as a ceremonial place and experienced as a place of passage. The quality of its façades, its location at the heart of the city and in transition between Vieux-Lille and the cultural and shopping centres however make it a strategic place which could be really vibrant. The surround of the central fountain is one of the rare devices of the Grand Place creating appropriation of public space. Referring to it is de facto pertinent, but more in terms of use than aesthetics.
We have a suggestion to implement within the Grand Place which functions as an extension of the uses of this surround. We reproduce the wave-like shape from the fountain edge and deploy it offering multiple uses of the Grand Place, various viewpoints over the surrounding urban backdrop. Telling a story for a given time.
The sculptural aspect of the project reflects the decorative elements of the surrounding façades.
In order to offer the possibility of multiple uses, the Waves project is designed like a long ergonomic morphing, evolving for example from bench to platform. The successive assembly of different profiles re-forming the formal evolution of the seat creates a kinetic effect which peps up the large pedestrian crossings on the square. The three large Waves project semicircles give the possibility of reconstructing an architectural pattern on the scale of the square, over the years, by moving them. They are accompanied by additional fixed parts designed around the pedestrian entrances to the underground car park. These parts offer, amongst other functional additions, a space designed for bicycle storage.

Cast concrete standard base and metallic inserts
Metallic feet, planimetric adjustment
Pyramidal pedestal, water and residue evacuation
Variable wood and metal superstructure
Modular assembly
Thin fold CP laser cut frames



The Red project is a marble table top. This project was developed with Marbres en Minervois, an organisation uniting craftsmen and skills around the red marble specific to the Minervois region. Design and production in partnership with the sculptor Guy Perrin.
Prototype 2011.

The proposal displays the material minerality in a form which recalls a mountainous relief; a landscape consisting of a succession of rocky tones. The material has a feeling of lightness through the optimal use of layers and the geometry slightly offset from the plan. The marquetry work in facets rather than plating remains structural, like a small mineral architecture.

Block (colours and veins): cherry.
Cutting of block to obtain the symmetry of the veins.
Cutting of facets into 4 symmetrical modules with bevel angles.
Montage of the pieces.

580 x 150 x 35 mm



CCC project. Champignon Carbone Capture.
Development in progress.
Grand Prix de la Ville de Paris 2009.

These new outdoor seating designs take the concept of “green” furniture a step further. Entitled CCC (for Champignon Carbone Capture) they are series of urban seating / sculptures made from TX Active cement. TX Active has a photocatalyser that speeds up the natural oxidation process of polluants in the presence of natural or artificial light, making it more environmentally-friendly by transforming them into less harmful compounds such as water, nitrates, or carbon dioxide. Freeform design is inspired by nature and may be interpreted as a large stone, tree trunk or log for sitting, refecting or simply breathing the fresh air.

TX Active cement
2 cockles molding

2555 x 1700 x 635 mm



Magnetic Dust : collecteur nano-métrique d’ondes électromagnétiques.
Project – hypothesis.
Study 2009.

Scenario : the interior of a home : electromagnetic wawes from outside sources penetrate the interior, encountering more or less resistance (walls, windows, air vents, etc.). Inside, elctronic devices propagate wawes that can have a harmful long-term effect on the human body.

MDust is made of nano-modules able to absorb some of the electromagnetic emissions with the dwelling, reducing their impact on the human body.

These wawe collectors are volatile particles released in the surrounding air in great numbers, allowing them to capture and neutralize wawes like an atmospheric filter.

MDust clouds proliferate and self-generate as modules which, once maximum density is attained, burst and release heat.

They are artificial particules, created in a vacuum in a lab, with physical properties that are harmless to living beings.



The Recipient project results from collective research whose main principle is to consider a craftsmanship, updated by new means of productions provided by design and digital manufacturing technologies.
Study 2008.

The objective is to produce recognised objects, enhanced by the opportunities provided by digital which cannot be considered with conventional means. The objects produced refer to objects resulting from craftsmanship and traditional techniques whilst being enhanced by a structural transformation brought by digital technology, leading to an updated morphology of the object.
These objects are not purely mathematical or algorithmic, they are based on classic construction processes, (lathe, grid…), these tools, introduced in 3D modelling software, allow us to establish connections between classic and digital processes.
A morphological and constructive advancement due to the use of digital technology, which resonates with the features perceived, experienced and entrenched in the public imagination, of traditionally crafted objects, through their shape, their method of production, their know-how.
It is a matter of increasing the possibilities of an artisanal production process thanks to digital tools whilst keeping track of this process and its origin.
For example, the lathe technique leads us to design cylindrical objects similar to clay pots turned on a wheel, nonetheless enhanced by a formal evolution impossible with the traditional lathe.

3D modelling
3D printing

275 x 275 mm



Muscle Project. Urban bench.
TF Editor /
Biennale Internationale Design St-Etienne 2008 in conjonction with Pro-Materia for Human Cities project /
Etoile de l’Observeur du Design 10, 2009
Links : /

It strikes a lively contrary stance to its relaxing function, since its form suggests effort in the act of sitting or lying down – the body being wedged between its organic ripples. Like the fibrous tendons of a muscle, its metal blades compress and stretch to maintain rigidity that is convivial and dynamic.

Lazer-cut, bent, and soldered steel.
Electroplated zinc.
Paint no solvents, lead or TGIC.

400 x 78.5 X 54 cm / weight 450 kg



Winner of the International PARCKDESIGN Award, (
A unique park bench, installed in Les Jardins du Fleuriste in Brussels, Belgium, in july 2007.
Biennale Internationale Design St-Etienne 2008 in conjonction with Pro-Materia for Human Cities project /
Edition TF /
Links : /

At once urban and organic, reflective of its environment (a public space marked by constant movement), this park bench balances order with chaos in spirit conducive to friendly encounters.

Lazer-cut, bent, and soldered steel.
Electroplated zinc, epoxy paint.

1.48 x 0.6 x 0.4 meters



“Y” is a design for scalable park and garden furniture.
VIA project grant.
Produced by Prototype Concept.
Technical partner : RETItech.
Exhibited at the 2006 Salon du Meuble de Paris, the 2006 Salone Internazionale del Mobile, Milan, Italy, and the Salon d’Art Contemporain de Montrouge, Paris.

“Y” is a design for scalable park and garden furniture. This unconventional outdoor seating idea consists of a series of vertical slats of wood. They are linked together by adjustable assembly fixings, offering a wide range of configuration options. The qualities of “retified”, (thermally treated) wood enable the furniture to withstand outdoor weather conditions. “Y” is named after the geometric shape of the basic module, which is thus transformed from a visual motif into a functional form.

Laser-cut, retified wood.
Mechanical assembly.

Prototype : L =3.6 m / variable base-width up to 1.25 m.



“Recode” : a prospective, multidisciplinary study for the French highway authority ASF on the stakes behind sustainable mobility. A design-specific methodology yielded a theorical analysis of the highway systems that suggested paths taward e new system.
Study 2006.

Nowodays, users navigate in a context in which physical mobility is intensified by virtual mobility and is increasingly geared toward the use of relational objects, objects tha transmit movements which are physical and virtual as well as cultural and natural, in a context of inter-modality between systems.

By observing the quasi-organic process of the world of highways, we were able to update and regenerate the relationships been users, highway, and natural environment.
Case study : mutation of a toll gate into a fluid interface.

Project report.
A4 format.
85 pages.
Text and illustrations.



Co-winner, with Franck Fontana, of the “Mr.Clean” award 2001.
In France, Mr.Mropre (Mr.Clean) lauched a competition to design a “household kit for the 3rd millennium”.

The concept : a Mr.Clean macro-capsule. In the same way that pills cure the body’s ills, Mr.Clean can cure household ills.
The kit includes all the items needed for an emergency cleaning job inside or outside the home.

Klucel, (water-soluble plastic).
A dose of detergent.
Dried sponge.

h = 8 cm
Diam = 4 cm