The studio designs and develops daily life products and furniture, taking as a starting point the observation of the know-how. He collaborates with craftsmen and manufacturers, brands and luxury houses in France and Asia. The studio assists these companies in the development of their business through the creation of singular products.
Everyday objects question Flavien by their uses and the way of appropriating them through each culture. According to him, the meaning of the objects is inherent to the way we draw them. Outlines instil the state of mind. Thus, the studio is driven by this spirit and gives back to the objects their place for domestic, tertiary and hospitality spaces. It is based on a global and singular approach. Each project becomes an immersive journey where lifestyle, cultures and know-how are placed at the heart of the concept. The studio’s practice is based on an intuitive sense of the product, a sense of the necessity. The function must be obvious. The essence of the material is brought to light by simple transformations which they has become a signature of the Flavien Delbergue design studio. This modest approach to the material with a work of contrasts textures and a sense of details contribute to create timeless and balanced products.
At the age of 20, Flavien Delbergue has been immersed into Japanese craftsmanship’s state of mind. He has learned from several Kyoto-based crafts houses came together abroad under the name of Japan Handmade. He was wondered about the concept of sincerity in a design process and this experience has been fundamental for him. After graduating from École Boulle, Flavien has worked for Copenhagen design studio OEO Studio. There, he has perceived common values between Scandinavian countries and Japan. These rich experiences have founded his approach. He has engaged to open up to new territories and to encourage bridges between France and Japan. His design studio based in Paris was created in 2016. The same year, he took part in the Académie des Savoir-Faire organised by the Fondation d'entreprise Hermès. In 2018, he joined the Ateliers de Paris incubator. In 2019, he was finalist Design Parade Hyères 14 with the Asobi project. In 2020, he moved to his new office in Rue Primo Levi, Paris.
Turning towards craft and industry, the studio creates international projects for a large spectre of clients : cutlery lines for the Parisian concept store Merci, furniture collection for Chinese brand and manufacturer L&M, a collection of beach games for the French house Vilebrequin, a new washbasin for french porcelain manufacturer Herbeau, and Hako collection, a storage set, for Toyooka Craft company, winner of a Japan Wood Design Award 2019, and selected as “under thirty" programme of DesignArt Tokyo in 2020.
Beaker named Angkor - Designers Day's, showroom Puiforcat Paris FR
Chair Niepse - PRINTEMPS Boulevard Haussmann, Paris FR