Alexandre Moronnoz & Julie Costaz, 2nd Prize – 2012 Call for contemporary creation
Dimensions of the project: 505,5 cm large x 200 cm high x 27,5 deep
Alexandre Moronnoz and Julie Costaz presented, for the 2012 edition of the Cité’s call for creation, on the theme “Design furniture in Aubusson”, a massive bookcase project called Stock Exchange, of which the motive represents New York’s stock exchange screens.
The project aims to be coherent with Alexandre Moronnoz’ researches: his work articulates around a reflection on the practical issues of the objects and on the appropriation of public spaces and shared by the users. Thus, the tapestry which covers the bookcase is thought as being a continued space, without any interruption of motives. In the metallic and wooden structure are inserted compartments to create storage spaces.
The project lays on 30 shades of colors, six of them being pure. The typographies are white. An important reflection work over the weaving technique was led by Julie Costaz, a designer specialized in the textile field: the weaving should be done following the length sense and certain parts will be willfully non-woven to obtain openwork corresponding to the placing of the bookcase’s compartments.
Born in 1977, Alexandre Moronnoz was a student at the Ecole Normale. He then studied at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Création Industrielle (ENSCI – Les Ateliers) in Paris. In 2009, he received the Great Prize of the Ville de Paris, design section, for his “CCC” project.
Julie Costaz was born in 1981. After graduating the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Art in Nancy in 2006, she then specialized in textile design at the ENSCI – Les Ateliers in Paris.