In her curious studio, Elise Fouin is always ready to make concrete demonstrations. How has she molded all her sources of inspiration to crystallize such a singular work?
She comes from the Burgundy / Franche-Comté region where she grew up in a former monastery. She practices Plastic Arts, drawing, painting and dance. Here it is in balance with the benefits of the land and the desire for culture, between the do and the spirit. She
trained at the Ecole Boulle in Paris, first in goldsmith’s work, then moved from manufacturing to design, turning to furniture design. A double formation, like a balance, to find its point of equilibrium. For her diploma in 2003, she still takes a step aside, ventures successfully towards the implementation of paper, designer who gives himself the freedom of the artist. Because it is with her hands first that this designer tames matter. Unfamiliar with the unexpected, listening to the behavior of the materials, she bets on an unexpected shaping. The factories are one of its favorite playgrounds, where it tracks down falls and scrap. Paper, wood, metal, glass, fabric, and various plastics are his repentance. There are also preferences for neglected, untapped materials, but they bear no traces of demonstrative re-employment. They are transfigured, thanks to reformulated typologies combined with new technology. Since then, she has built her business in different directions. This researcher, always on standby to nourish her personal laboratory, experiences everything. Aguerrie to create at different scales, it collaborates with brands, publishers, and institutions. The designer has more than one round of objects and scenographies in his boxes. In all the projects she has marked, there is play, lightness and mischievousness, with all the inherent inherent in the design. It deploys a marabout of poetic strings where fragility and solidity of things meet.
We shall look more at the work of Elise Fouin in its open and ingenious approach of the design than in the narrow-mindedness of a style.