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pool studio.

"architecture & imagery applied to objects."


POOL IS A DUO COMPOSED OF THE FRENCH DESIGNERS, LÉA PADOVANI WITH AN IRANIAN-ITALIAN HERITAGE AND SÉBASTIEN KIEFFER. THE STUDIO IS BASED IN PARIS SINCE 2006.

AFTER MEETING IN 2006, THEIR COLLABORATION SOON INSPIRED DISCUSSIONS AND DEBATE AS THEY IMAGINED THE CREATION OF THEIR FIRST OBJECTS THAT WOULD QUESTION THEIR ROLE AS DESIGNERS, THE ROLE OF DESIGN ITSELF AND OF OBJECTS IN THE ENVIRONMENT. THESE REFLECTIONS LED THE DUO TO CREATE POOL IN 2010, A COLLECTIVE CONCEPT, WHOSE GOAL IS TO EXPLORE ASSOCIATIONS BETWEEN OBJECTS, ARCHITECTURE AND IMAGES. BEYOND THE OBVIOUS PRESENCE OF AN OBJECT, ITS BEAUTY AND FUNCTION, THE DESIGNERS SEARCH FOR A MULTIPLICITY OF MEANINGS AND HIGHLIGHT THE EMOTIONS AND REFERENCE POINTS.

 AS PART OF THE 2011 INTERNATIONAL MILAN FURNITURE FAIR, THE FRENCH CULTURAL INSTITUTE SHOWCASED A COLLECTIVE EXHIBITION ENTITLED “NOUVELLE VAGUE : THE NEW FRENCH DOMESTIC LANDSCAPE”, AT WHICH POOL PRESENTED ITS FIRST OBJECT DESIGNS.

FOLLOWING WAS A SERIES OF MEETINGS WHERE THEY CREATED SCENOGRAPHIES FOR CASSINA, PARTICIPATED IN THE FIRST EDITION OF PARIS DESIGN WEEK. THEY ARE THEN CALLED “TALENTS À LA CARTE” DURING PARIS FURNITURE FAIR IN JANUARY 2012 AND HAVE BEEN SELECTED BY THE AD MAGAZINE AS “YOUNG NEW TALENT” FOR THE PRICE AD ASSOCIATED WITH THIERRY COSTES AND RECEIVED THE “LABEL VIA” FOR THE W&W LIGHTING CEILING SYSTEM MANUFACTURED BY ALTER. 

POOL EXHIBITED AT THE INTERNATIONAL MILAN FURNITURE FAIR NEW OBJECTS AND LIGHTING FOR THE GALLERY S. BENSIMON AND THE RECENT DESIGN COMPANY LA CHANCE.

NOWADAYS POOL WORKS ON THEIR OWN LIMITED COLLECTION IN COLLABORATION WITH CRAFTSMAN LIKE ATELIER F. POUENAT AND CONTINUES ITS COLLABORATION WITH GALLERY S.BENSIMON, PETITE FRITURE AND VARIOUS EDITORS. 2017 WILL BE THE YEAR OF A NEW LIGHTING COLLECTION IN COLLABORATION WITH CVL CONTRACT AND NEW PROJECTS IN INTERIOR.