Plissee
  • 8+
  • Study
  • Hanoi (2017-In Progress)

A series of sculptural lighting volumes, Plissee is the result of a collaborative research practice that combines the unique technical and theoretical backgrounds of artist Laurent Barnavon and G8A. Laurent’s mastery of folding techniques is the result of decades of applied study and dedi-cated repetition. A youth inspired by Vietnamese origami-making siblings was followed by

A series of sculptural lighting volumes, Plissee is the result of a collaborative research practice that combines the unique technical and theoretical backgrounds of artist Laurent Barnavon and G8A.

Laurent’s mastery of folding techniques is the result of decades of applied study and dedi-cated repetition. A youth inspired by Vietnamese origami-making siblings was followed by a specialist education in handcrafted metalwork where he continued to develop his process of changing technical aspects of materials through the act of folding. Further studies of conceptual art allowed him to expand his theoretical thematic scope and material usage.

Producing works that can be placed in the field of architecture, fashion, contemporary art and industrial design, Laurent’s unique ability to perceive all scale as equal allows him to sensitively apply his specialist knowledge to any given material. The series Plissee is a re-sult of design development in close conversation with G8A.

As an architectural design agency with extensive cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary ex-perience G8A is able to observe and adapt their architectural vision to most circumstance and scale. Acting as applied product developers for Plissee their ability to develop Lau-rent’s vision into objects of spatial quality results in this unique collection of adaptable lu-minous volumes. Each work, made primarily of paper, is sculptural and functional as both divider and creator of space, their internal lighting system allows them to influence the conditions of their context. A certain duality is created, as we observe the “delicacy” of the paper offset by the architectural attitude of the works.

  • Program8+
  • StatusStudy
  • PhotoLaurent Barnavon
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