Pierre Favresse (FR)
Down to Earth
June 25th – July 1st 2017
Growing the future today means rethinking the ground on which we stand and on which we want to live tomorrow.
In this workshop we'll take that literally and explore the creative possibilities interwoven into flooring of every kind, whether domestic or industrial. Using only recycled materials, we will bring our own individual talents and experiences to generate smart innovation to this often ignored staple of contemporary design, which has an enormous impact on the way we walk, feel and operate in our environment.
Pierre Favresse France
Pierre Favresse was born in Brittany in 1979 but soon moved to Paris with his family. He studied cabinet making at the prestigious French school Ecole Boulle before enrolling in the Ecole Nationale Supérieure for Decorative Arts, specialising in design. Following his studies, Pierre began to work with designer Mathieu Lehanneur and became studio director, before founding his own studio in 2010.
Pierre’s creations are characterized by their simplicity and balance that marry craftsmanship and state-of-the-art technology. Through design, he plays with many of today’s everyday questions around the use of new materials and innovative functionality, while maintaining a strong focus on social and environmental concerns, be that through reduced manufacturing costs or eco-friendly methods and materials.
Pierre is currently Head of Design for Habitat International. Founded in 1964 by Sir Terence Conran, Habitat was bought by the French group CAFOM in 2011 and its headquarters moved to Paris. Pierre’s other work can be found around the world with products developed for companies such as Cinna, Petite Friture, Specimen Edition, Super-ette and La Chance.www.pierrefavresse.com