Welcome to Petite Friture radio for a show that questions form and explores substance. A decade of design beyond classification, a decade spent roughing the edges, questioning, daring to be unique to invent designs of tomorrow.
What better ambassadors than our designers to talk about objects, from idea to production, about the quest for emotion and the desire for radicality? There is no doubt that every person who will sit behind the Petite Friture microphone is a free spirit, their creations are guaranteed to move and inspire. They dare to open up the path ahead.
'Podcast with puff' is a space built around dialogue that brings people and ideas together, creates bonds, and embodies a value dear to Petite Friture: collective effervescence!
Enjoy the show!
A suggestion is an open door to one's imagination - Episode in French
A look back at a symbiotic encounter and a dazzling joint start between Constance Guisset and Amélie du Passage thanks to an unusual object that will very quickly become a design icon. Two women with a capacity to touch everything and a creative exploration between pragmatism and fantasy. A podcast that traces the difference between free and applied creativity and the right balance between sensitivity and accuracy of the object.
Exploratory design: from matter to objet - Episode in French
The modus operandi of designer duo BrichetZiegler is to explore ways to shape matter, to see how it changes when manipulated. Matter guides creation with their new way of 'making'; craftsmanship that stands as a rite of passage, intuitive and free. Their laboratory-cum-workshop-cum production site saw them make the very first edition of their WEEK-END chairs. Two designers performing a design concerto for four hands and two brains where creation and production unite.
Episode in English
Tom Chung is a designer driven by practicality, creating what he needs at a given time and space. He designs objects that draw inspiration from and are therefore imbued with the essence of their direct environment. His functional, context-based design language is born of a rather radical style where shape and size suit a specific need.
Tom Chung’s designs exude his unique duality: purpose-driven shapes (clean, straight lines) with context-driven inspiration. It is no surprise that his collection of seats are called FROMME (named after a mountain in Canada he has often ascended by bicycle). His signature mood? ‘Climbing in Rotterdam’
Episode in english
A duo designers who slipped away from the world of architecture to take on the challenge of form and shape and explore our relationship with objects in order to create designs that suffice in themselves to exist loud and proud. Curve, colour, and matter connect in symbiosis, creating a touching character. From far away, one questions whether the object is real, or 3-D close-up, the object ressembles a cartoon character. Whatever the perspective, the urge is to speak to it, give it a name, care for it. The idea behind the neuroscientific neoteny theory is that some shapes trigger a sentiment of attachment. This is exactly what design studio Jumbo undertakes to express. A challenge for aeshtetics that pushes minimalism, tomaximalism, and an ecological challenge: the longer you love, the less you become desinterested and feel the need to replace.
Episode in english
Färg&Blanche is a design duo that mingles their artistic approach with artisanal know-how. From each idea stems a prototype, created in the design duo's workshop, equipped with high-precision industrial machinery. Pushing back the limits of productions is an integral part of their artistic process: "Curiosity can lead to astounding and unexpected results, and that is what we strive to achieve. "The artisanal side of their design work 'sewing, soldering, etc.) is always visible, unaplogetic and even sublimated in their objects. The duo views craftsmanship as the signature element that bridges connexion betweenb designers and users. The seams of the lily upholstery collection, for instance are proudly highlighted as the main inspiration for the seat of the armchairs, which poetically embodies the shape of a pillow.