This September, Maison & Objet will be celebrating the talent of Ramy Fischler.
With every new edition, Maison et Objet honors one of the most outstanding names in industrial and interior design worldwide. This time, the chosen one was Ramy Fischler, whose work is strongly influenced by cinema.
Discover with us this designer’s path and claim to fame, and get ready for what’s to come in the next edition of Maison & Objet from the 7th until the 11th of September!
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Elected as Designer of the Year by Maison et Objet in September 2018, Ramy Fischler started his studies at ENSCI-Les Ateliers in Paris, graduating in 2004, where he developed a taste for experimentation, that was increased while he worked alongside Patrick Jouin.
In 2011, the elected designer of the year opened his first studio, where he started to develop his own approach to design: rather than focusing on the formal aspects of space or product design, Ramy Fischler prefers to question the value of function, anticipating tomorrow’s behaviors, defining the reason and use of each project and visualizing the environment where a piece would be effective.
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To this designer, design must make sense, and he’s just as comfortable working on practical projects as he is on more conceptual ones.
As his work is strongly influenced by cinema, fiction and collaborative work are the twin pillars of his process. The designer chosen by Maison & Objet Paris even started a research investigation, when he was a professor at the Le Fresnoy – National Studio for Contemporary Arts, with a project entitled L’Image Éclaire, which created a connection between image and cinema.
His interior design projects for private residences and restaurants regularly give him the opportunity to design furniture, which he produces himself and shows in galleries. The designer of the year also creates hybrid objects that illustrate his capacity to blur the boundaries between disciplines.
From office design to L’Opéra Comique
Ramy Fischler is currently focusing on his work as a scenographer for the opera, which includes the set design for a version of Hamlet directed by Cyril Teste, expected to debut in December at L’Opéra Comique in Paris. He is also working on an exhibition titled L’Intelligence de la Main for the Bettencourt Schueller Foundation, as part of the Homo Faber exhibition, which explores the notion of know-how, opening in September at the Giorgio Cini Foundation in Venice.
A designer turned entrepreneur, Fischler has also launched a startup initiative to design a connected refrigerator that accepts cashless payments.
The designer of the year elected by the this Paris interior design show is a free spirit, who gladly introduces design in fields and dimensions where it appears out of place.
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For instance, for the Philanthro -Lab [image above], one of the projects short-listed for the Réinventer Paris 1 contest, the designer collaborated with Compagnie de Phalsbourg and architecture studio Perrot & Richard to define a programme, anticipate needs and create the project’s layout. Twitter France has also commissioned him to investigate the many ways in which work environments are changing, question the value of information and apply his findings to space planning and office design.
Soup Kitchen and Luxury Hotel on the Champs-Élysées
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Among Ramy Fischler’s latest projects is a commission for Refettorio Paris [image above], a soup kitchen for the homeless and refugees, initiated by Italy’s most prominent chef, Massimo Bottura and established inside the Foyer de la Madeleine.
Maison et Objet’s Designer of the Year is collaborating with Nicola Delon – founder of studio Encore Heureux – to create bespoke décor made from recycled building materials. Just a stone’s throw away, he has recently started two new projects on the Champs-Élysées: a palace hotel and a new concept of film theater.
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For the upcoming edition of Maison & Objet, Ramy Fischler has chosen to spotlight the diversity of his studio’s activities and projects from day 0ne, offering visitors a chance to grasp his visionary and holistic approach.
For those who don’t know, Maison et Objet happens since 1995 and has been the world’s
foremost event for professionals of the lifestyle, interior and design industries, promoting new contacts and emerging talents.
This interior design show presents, twice a year, the latest sources of inspiration, by shedding insight into current and future trends. As a result, the show in Paris has become an effective catalyst for brand development and business growth.
Are you planning to go to this year’s edition of Maison & Objet? Make sure to visit Essential Home between September 7 and 11, in Hall 6, Stand N112/O111.
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