This project is inspired by stones, coral and shells washed up on the seashore. These natural elements, whose contours have been slowly shaped by the water, become truly delicate and organic sculptures. With the idea of symbolising the beauty of nature through familiar objects, ″Batoo″ is a collection of three vases made from DEDON FIBER woven vertically around a fine metal structure. The resulting openwork shapes remind the aesthetics of pencil lines, like drawings in volume. These decorative objects, as elegant as they are sober, can be personalized with dried flowers to create a reassuring, timeless presence.
With a degree in Product Design and Industrial Engineering in Barcelona, Cristina has a real passion for objects and furniture. Her fascination with materials, and particularly with sustainability issues, has enabled her to work on eco-responsible projects, while at the same time bringing a creative aesthetic and a touch of innovation. The project for DEDON illustrates this balance between sobriety of form and sophistication of detail. The representation of natural elements, translated into everyday objects, perfectly demonstrates his attraction to the Mediterranean world and ancestral craftsmanship.
Céline's professional background is linked to the world of fashion and jewelry. After studying in Berlin, she returned to Switzerland to work for various brands and workshops. Keen to develop her knowledge of materials and production tools, she joined the MAS in Design for Luxury and Craftsmanship, and is perfectly suited to working in other disciplines. Her experience in fashion can be greatly enriched by discovering the craft techniques involved in High horology, cosmetics or the excellence of the manufacture of everyday objects.
″Faveo″ is a collection of baskets directly inspired by the aquatic flora and fauna living in the turquoise waters of Malapacua Island, in the Philippines. This luxuriant environment is home to organisms with intriguing and attractive shapes and colors: sea urchins clinging to rocks or sea anemones that seem to dance with the current. The beauty of their extremities, spines or tentacles, create a tangled texture that evokes a form of weaving. Based on this aesthetic, these baskets are made from an aluminum grid through which the DEDON Fiber are inserted in large loops. This innovative weaving technique creates volumes with surfaces that look organic and almost alive.
After studying Applied Arts in Lyon, Ambre joined the ECAL to deepen her interest in craft production techniques. Equally inspired by wood, textiles, glass and metal, she quickly realized that meticulous work with materials can create objects that evoke real emotion. Her boundless interest in all forms of Art has also enriched her vision of design. Her work with DEDON is the perfect opportunity to combine her creative spirit with her fascination for materials, resulting in experiments that are as original as they are surprising.
Victor has worked in a wide variety of artistic fields, including theatre, architecture, design, fashion and jewelry. Guided by the (emotional) link between the object and its user, his work is inspired by his multidisciplinary experience and his innate sense of creativity and communication. The projects he has worked on in the course of his various collaborations have enabled him to develop his eye for the world of luxury and craftsmanship, as well as strengthening his holistic vision of design.
The image of a palm leaf is a perfect illustration of the magnificence of nature and is often associated with an enchanting place. With its ends grouped around a central vein, the leaf can also evoke the lines of weaving. The delicate, natural aesthetic of this composition directly inspired the design of this accessory, made from DEDON Fiber woven around an aluminum frame. Evoking the shape of a large leaf falling from a tree, this fruit tray adds a discreet, yet familiar presence.
Following his studies at Hongik University in Seoul, Kiyong co-founded a design studio covering a wide range of disciplines, including
products, lighting, furniture and space. Particularly interested in the possible interactions between industry and craftsmanship, Kiyong joined the MAS in Design for Luxury & Craftsmanship program, in order to enrich his experience in the fields of excellence and knowhow. The collaboration with German brand DEDON was a unique opportunity to discover the expertise of artisans and to work on objects that combine modernity and tradition.
His professional background in the world of advertising and entrepreneurship led Johannes to join the family business, specialized in cutlery. Particularly sensitive to design and the conception of manufactured products, he initiated a transformation of the brand, focusing on identity and communication around know-how. Through numerous collaborations with luxury brands, his studies at the ECAL have given him a better understanding of the importance of artisanal production tools and the challenges associated with image.