Moure / Studio
21 May 2021
This new series, Design bites, unveil the backstage of contemporary creation. Tackling various topics from personal designer processes to the position of Collectible design on the global design market; these bites offer different views to suit all tastes. Today we talk with Moure / Studio.
COLLECTIBLE: What tips would you give to a collector who wishes to start collecting contemporary design?
Moure / Studio: According to me, it’s all about following your instinct. The emotion that a collectible design creation gives you should be a central element in your acquiring decision. Instead of starting your collection with a perfectly clear image of what everything is going to look like, just acquire pieces instinctively and don’t overthink it too much: coherence will naturally come with time. You cannot really know what link every piece will have right at the beginning. Also, keep in mind that design is not just visual. A furniture design piece actually triggers your 5 senses so you need to go to galleries, to design fairs such as Collectible etc. in order to have a complete sense of what design pieces are: this is what sensible design is all about!
“I just love this idea of unconscious links between hands, which first translates an idea visually by drawing, then creates the object and final touches and uses it once it has become real.”
C: What do you think collectible design brings compared to other more massively produced pieces?
MS: Having a high-end positioning such as collectible design allows you to work with qualified craftsmen with very highly skilled know-how that just cannot be used on mass-produced pieces. This really allows you to work on different materials and techniques which gives you a certain generosity on the material and lead time as well. And the final result is also going to be more unique which changes from the mainstreamness of mass-produced pieces.
C: What have you been up to recently? What are the next projects/exhibitions you wish to highlight?
MS: I am currently showing my first collection at two different design fairs: digitally at Collectible and physically at Venice Design Bienniale. I also launched a new stool in solid oak: designed by me and sculpted by a craftsman in France, and a brand new Mirooo mirror in limited edition. I am also launching a limited edition of my Silvia table in enamelled lava stone in its Mori Green color.
Aside from furniture design, I am also working on interior design projects for my clients and will also attend a creative residency in the summer in order to take time to create new pieces. I have so many ideas and am already thrilled to work on a new design collection, which would include a new lighting chandelier and small functional and sculptural objects.
C: Where do you take your inspiration from?
MS: When it comes to my first design collection, my main sources of inspiration were nature and my own childhood. For instance, Kalupso reminds me of light underwater and shells, which was directly inspired by my childhood on the Caribbean shores. Silvia is inspired by my experiences in diverse forests, as her multiple feet remind me of dancing trees.
Colors and materials are also great sources of inspiration for me. My creative process is very intuitive and colors and materials are always my starting point: I first choose a material and color I would like to work with, and then define the shape and use of it.
Drawing also influences me a lot when creating. It really helps me to visualise my ideas, and then the final object as an unplanned and very honest process. I just love this idea of unconscious links between hands, which first translates an idea visually by drawing, then creates the object and final touches and uses it once it has become real.
About Moure / Studio
Moure / Studio is a Parisian interdisciplinary design studio founded by Ludivine Jalabert in 2015 and specialised in interior and furniture design. Inspired by movements such as the Bauhaus, the De Stijl movement, and the International Style, the studio creates sensitive atmospheres through exclusive elegant designs which emphasise architectural volumes and spotlight the vibrancy of colour.