We created our studio bling. in 2018. Our work reflects and defines our view of the design : an artistic approach to the discipline. Starting from daily observations, our productions are focused on translating a reality marked by memories, sensations, past moments. We are trying to arouse emotions and reflections through contemplative objects, as witnesses to a certain temporality.
At first, we didn\’t intend to work specifically in object design: initially, we wanted to focus on painting (Anaïs) and publicity (Charles). Our wish was to exercise in an artistic field, mixing manual art and plastic expression.
What attracted us to object design is that we can easily mix different artistic disciplines: architecture, graphics, painting, modeling, etc. This multidisciplinary aspect can be found in the reflection and conception of a project, but also in the creation, manufacture, and production of an object.
We are more from an artistic background than an industrial one, which explains our plastic approach to the object. This aspect has often been criticized during our studies, but we defend it because it\’s about how we work, think and produce. Furthermore, this is not incompatible with dealing with specific industrial issues.
Our overall and artistic approach can also explain why we want to work in detail on our objects, and on what surrounds and accompanies them: references, texts (history, inspiration), illustrations, collages, graphics, typography, packaging, etc.
We pay close attention to details: in our opinion, to be attentive to every aspect of an object is a great quality for a designer; it\’s mainly what makes us appreciate a designer’s work.
In the conception part of our work, we are looking for and feeding on many current references in object design, but we are also inspired by old objects. As much as contemporary objects, we are very interested in the objects of the past, forgotten objects, because they reflect the evolution of the history of art, the different past art movements. This is a very rich source of inspiration in our work.
We are curious, we can appreciate very diverse things, past or present. As a result of these various inspirations, we don\’t want to reduce our studio bling. to a specific category of design, a specific type of object or material.
To us, the design must reflect openness, curiosity, multi-discipline, it\’s a way of expression that can take all possible forms.