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Constance Guisset Studio’s designs are an embodiment of the eponymous industrial designer’s supple and understated approach to design...
Having a disdain for rectangular shapes, Paris-based multi-talented Constance designs with the aim to eliminate sharp edges. In an already rough world, the designer takes inspiration from movements and colours, both over fleeting glimpses and extended examinations of her surroundings resulting in what she calls “formal activism”.
Flowing, fabricated surfaces, slender profiles, and lean contours thus characterise her work, as manifested in her most recent SIMPLE Table Collection, which, although made from solid oak wood, boasts of a lightweight and pleasing form, organised as smooth edged planes with slender supports. The onus is as much on functionality as on sleek silhouettes and integrated warmth; other examples being the baby armchair and Seashell sofa.
Not restricted to merely furniture, the versatile designer forays into creating fantastical forms by fusing natural and artificial elements, portrayed magnificently in the elegantly contoured design for the Nebula and Aimant Jewellery Collections.
Relying on the profound importance of complex technologies and methodologies adapted for industrial design, Constance also develops a substantial range of products with complex, yet appealing and lucid outcomes. Illustrating the sleek appearance that is analogous with Constance’s signature style, the D-Vine machine is perhaps a perfect instance of the manipulation of new age technologies, resulting in a radical design solution. The ductile forms, coupled with soft, pastel hues lend a cheerful and classy presence to her designs.
Constance has triumphed in fields of product design, lighting, accessories, fashion, interior designing and scenography as well. She has thus created a niche in the field of design, through the manipulation of materials, which create chic and smooth forms. Her style can thus be identified as one that resonates innovation of form and structure, while also focusing on aesthetics through its curvaceous silhouettes. Because of the dynamic contours, her designs are a demonstration of movement and flexibility.