Design: Constance Guisset
Bandoneon is a terracotta flooring made by hand in Italy. Its name refers to its great versatility: its installation on the floor adapts to the dimensions of the space, like an accordion that stretches and contracts. There is no need to cut the tiles, their rounded shape allow the angles to be adapted in series, thus offering varied and dynamic patterns.
On the wall, the pieces are curved to offer volumes of great softness, reminiscent of an abstract and sculptural plumage.
Born in 1976, Constance Guisset lives and works in Paris. Constance Guisset is a French designer with an original story. After studying economics and business at ESSEC and IEP in Paris, followed by a year in the parliament in Tokyo she chose to focus on design. In 2007 she graduated from ENSCI – Les Ateliers and founded her studio. She quickly earned recognition through winning prizes such as the Grand Prix du Design de la ville de Paris in 2008, the public prize at the Design Parade in Villa Noailles 2009, and finally in 2010 both the designer of the year at Maison et Objet, and the Audi Talent Awards. Her different research paths have led her to work with Petite Friture, Fontana Arte and Molenti amongst others for product design.In addition she has worked with Angelin Preljocaj, Established & Sons and Galeries Lafayette notably working with the latter on scenography, and has worked with video for Le Musee des Arts Decoratif and the design Biennale in Saint-Etienne.
Everything and nothing. This is white. All colors combined, therefore without color. Nevertheless, it exists. It is not possible to say that white does not exist. That is why Kaolin is our favorite white, it transcends. Its opacified origin differentiates it from any other white, making it immediately recognizable. Being exists. Non-being is not. White is Kaolin.
Remember to create new memory. This is the power of the plank, whose ancestral intimacy is reminiscent of the brick, yet it is not. It deceives the mind, fascinates the gaze and shakes the soul. The plank liberates the most irrepressible fantasies, it is a hymn to freedom of expression. Get creative.