Studio Élémentaires is a french scenography studio founded by Apolline Couverchel and Gauthier Haziza.
Fascinated by scenic illusions, stagecraft leads their aesthetic.
A large part of their work is dedicated to the act of showing through a theatrical approach of light and space.
Their projects convoke a diversity of materials with optical and kinetic properties.
The work of Studio Élémentaires is building up around vibrant collaborations.
Light & interaction designer
SHANG XIA (HERMÈS)
2016 – 2017
Studio Élementaires was invited by Qiong-Er Jiang, Founder & Artistic Director of SHANG XIA to design the new Cultural Object, In the Moment.
“SHANG XIA is a brand for art of living, committed to innovative design which brings to modern life the Chinese sense of style and the virtuosity of traditional crafts. As above, so below, the name SHANG XIA is simple but profound. It evokes the heritage and the construction of intangible bridges which link traditions and the present, East and West, Art and Lifestyle, Human and Nature.”
THE SWATCH ART PEACE HOTEL
Studio Élementaires was invited to stay at the Swatch Art Peace Hotel Residency in Shanghai during a four months period.
The Swatch Art Peace Hotel artist residency gathers artists from all around the world to experience a unique cultural environment dedicated to contemporary art.
In this residency program, we worked on two projects inspired by traditionnal chinese kites and the concept of time – Ciels-Volants and Passe-Temps.
UGC – Ciné Cité Les Halles
Commissioned by Manifesto agency
collaboration with artists Elliott Causse & Kenia Almaraz Murillo
Fluctuations – Light design
Shang Xia – Hermès group
In The Moment – Shanghai and Beijing Boutiques – Windows design
Style One – Concept store
Lever de Rideau – kinetic installation
Kids fashion show – set design
Maia Active – Fashion brand
AW Lookbook – set design
Artist Daliah Spiegel
Meneater – Interactive installation
Artist Elliott Causse
Pendulum – kinetic installation
Prismes – kinetic installation
Light House – kinetic installation
Car Crash – interactive and kinetic installation
Camille Roy, stage director
Set & light design
Paris, 2013 – 2014 – 2015 – 2016 – 2017 – 2018
Hotel Renaissance Trocadero
collaboration with Artist Dominique Doulain – light design
Dior – research and art direction for an exhibition project
Royal College of Music
The Infinite Bridge – artistic consulting
Sophie Loucachevsky, stage director
Conservatoire National Supérieur d’Art Dramatique
Two Way Mirror – set and light design
RATP – research and art direction
Oxford Big Project – consulting
Pascal Bernardin – Encore Production
Illusions exhibition – research and art direction
Tsvetnoy Central Market
Represented by JR & Associée agency
2013, AW Lookbook – set design
2014, SS Campaign – set design
Dusan – Officine Générale – Damir Doma
The Chalet Society,
The Hidden Word Exhibition – interactive installation
Chef Paul Pairet
Palais des Beaux Arts de Paris
Twins – kinetic installation for Cookbook exhibition
Orchestre culinaire – interactive installation
Shanghai, 2013 – 2014
École Normale Supérieure
La Nuit Sartre – light installation
Head of Education
ENSAAMA – Olivier de Serres
Apolline & Gauthier are attached to share their craft, acting in the National Graduate School of Applied Arts and the Art Professions.
The “Light Workhop” forms a common core inside the interdisciplinary school focusing on arts and technics of lighting design.
They converge learning process and experimentations through different working groups, extended by a specific lecture program and outdoors workshops.
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