Rodolphe Parente, CLUB COLLECTIBLE ambassador
31 March 2021
CLUB COLLECTIBLE: What have you been up to recently? Which recent project would you like to draw attention to?
Rodolphe Parente: We have the chance to work on many projects with very different typologies such as private residences or more institutional buildings. We are developing a very special project for Lombard Odier headquarters in Geneva with Herzog and Demeuron. The singularity of this building is very inspiring by its scale and aesthetics.
“I think the club must allow the meeting of creators who will bring out remarkable and unique works for collaborations.”
CC: Tell us about a collectible designer you would love to collaborate with or have enjoyed collaborating with on a past project.
RP: I have a great admiration for designers who develop a research around the materiality, the texture. Odd Matter's expressionist work is very interesting and the singularity of their proposals raises very pertinent questions about our relationship to forms and their production. I will dream of collaborating with them on a future project.
CC: What makes Paris, Rotterdam and Brussels exciting places for contemporary collectible design and (interior) architecture?
RP: I have the feeling these cities are at the intersections of cultures that reveal talents who are less conventional and more courageous in their creative practice. The influences are more diversified, more hybrid, nourished by the most current preoccupations. I like to feel the power and energy of their proposals in this less institutional and more human context.
CC: What do you think CLUB COLLECTIBLE could bring to the Paris, Rotterdam and Brussels design scenes?
Today, more than ever, we need interactions, links, and visions from different horizons. I think the club must allow the meeting of creators who will bring out remarkable and unique works for collaborations. Our production will be strengthened by this cohesion to promote different creative processes.
About Rodolphe Parente
Inspired by the work of famous interior designers such as Pierre Chareau and Carlo Scarpa, Rodolphe Parente decided to study interior design and product design. Graduating from the Ecole Nationale des Beaux Arts, Dijon and then the Ecole Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, Strasbourg, Rodolphe Parente decided to reinforce his initial training in product design in the École Cantonale d’Art de Lausanne, ECAL. Rodolphe Parente collaborated for a few years with Ms Andrée Putman in Paris. He was in charge of main projects, from the furniture collection to interior design.
Today, Rodolphe Parente is expanding his own studio in constant pursuit of a sense of detail, savoir-faire and quality of production. His work is based on contextual code integrating graphic pattern and expressive materials to create singular and unique atmosphere. In order to save the right tone for his creations, Rodolphe Parente places the user at the center of an artistic process, expressing emotions through the quality of drawing. He has been inspired by both everyday life and an intimate mixture of textures and artistic feelings to draw his creations.
Rodolphe Parente builds a permanent dialogue with artists’ works to compose interior projects beyond a question of style.