25 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 Fanny Carbonneaux from the publishing house Plumbum.
COLLECTIBLE: What are the challenges in presenting contemporary collectible design?
Fanny Carbonneaux: Create unique, different pieces that make you want to, that are far from mass production with an emotional part without forgetting the comfort, their role to be part of our contemporary space.
“ After the 2nd World War, we had to go fast, to produce efficiently and not with cheap parts. Now the market evolves with researching elements that are more sophisticated with the idea of creating more unicity in a collection.”
C: What do you think about the position of contemporary collectible design on the design market? How do you think the contemporary collectible design market is evolving?
FC: After the 2nd World War, we had to go fast, to produce efficiently and not with cheap parts. Now the market evolves with researching elements that are more sophisticated with the idea of creating more unicity in a collection.
C: How did you get into collectible design? Why did you start your gallery?
FC: Our former experience in creation with designers, the attraction of noble materials, our carpentry and all the talented craftsmen around us decide us to exhibit the French Touch overseas.
C: Can you talk about the designers you present for COLLECTIBLE SALON? What makes their practice and pieces unique?
FC: We can talk about Eric Gizard. From functional pieces, he orients now his work on decorative arts. He works on nature (pebbles photographs, collecting branch in nature and by fossils). It makes our collaboration unique.
About Plumbum (France)
The publishing house Plumbum was born from the meeting of three design and decor lovers: Laurent Jouany, Fanny and Léandre Carbonneaux. Inspired by and drawing upon the wealth of heritage and local craftsmanship, Plumbum designs unique pieces with innovative materials in collaboration with contemporary designers and offers numbered and signed customisable collections of furniture and objects.
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