The collection of “pixelated” furniture by Miguel Chevalier and A + A Cooren Studio is bold and beautiful
“A Cloud of Pixels” sounds like a B-side of Pink Floyd – a dreamy, spatial ballad that turns a wary (but interested) eye towards the invasion of technology. IThis is not the case.
Rather, it is a new collection of furniture imagined by the famous artist Miguel Chevalier and the designers of A + A Cooren Studio: a daring and daring fusion of art and design. Recently presented at Paris Design Week, the collection, which is managed by Mobilier National, pushes the boundaries with its trippy and imaginative patterns and avant-garde design concepts, which demand (you guessed it) users’ s ‘sit in a cloud of pixels. “
To achieve this, the designers have mixed highly pixelated patterns with the elegant and detailed lines of the pieces for a beautiful contrast that is both spartan and very immersive. Miguel Chevalier, himself known as an avant-garde virtual / digital artist always at the forefront of creative design, is the driving force behind the pixelated image painted by the collection’s bold patterns. The pixels, for him, are “the equivalent of the pictorial touch, the metaphorical image of the quantitative explosion of digital data which obliges [us] to find new ways to store data, see and analyze the world.
That the French artist wants to push the boundaries of furniture design to futuristic levels of data interpretation is no surprise. Both social commentary and work of art, the furniture is immersive, challenging users’ perceptions while simultaneously modifying them. Additionally, A + A Cooren Studio’s detailed design work and clean aesthetic lines complement the patterns perfectly, creating a masterpiece of visual deception that is meant to be “as basic as a pixel to disappear. for the benefit of the motive ”. In other words, the illusion of being suspended.
The manufacturer of the collection, Mobilier National, is an agency placed under the supervision of the Ministry of Culture. With a history of its own, the institution was once responsible for the conservation of furniture in French royal residences. However, while it still administers state furniture, it also strives to conserve and develop collections of modern furniture to adorn official buildings for the sake of avant-garde design and contemporary pieces with a unique and unique look. distinctive, such as “in a cloud of pixels”, that is, “in a cloud of pixels”.
The collection was originally designed in 2016, but was only recently completed. Composed of armchairs, a sofa and a carpet from the soap factory, it turns out that it is worth the wait. Spectacularly presented at the Gobelins Chapel during Paris Design Week in a psychedelic setting accentuated by a Chevalier virtual reality projection on the ceiling, the collection’s bold patterns and pixelated style catch and challenge the eye. Yet the collection is just as functional as it is fabulous, as the rounded shapes of the chairs and sofa have been designed with comfort in mind, like a cloud of pixels where the user can get lost, creating a “new way of seeing and analyze the world ”where you can almost hear Pink Floyd playing in the background.