Gaëlle Gabillet and Stéphane Villard studied at Les Ateliers in Paris, where they released respectively the graduation in industrial design. In 2001, Stéphane Villard joined to the Research and Development department at EDF, the Electra Foundation, and Gaëlle Gabillet started his design studio in Paris in 2003. After completing a few projects together, including the “So Watt! design in the energy ” installation, they decided to collaborate again with the EDF Electra Foundation.
After ten years of activity, they decided to conduct a joint research work and founded the GGSV studio in 2011. Since that time, they are being promoted by Cat Berro Gallery and Made in design. Meanwhile Stéphane Villard is the workshop project manager at Les Ateliers in Paris and Gaëlle Gabillet teaches design at ESAD of Reims. They are winners VIA Carte Blanche in 2011 with their research project design “object black hole.”
In their last project called “curiosity object” they developed a series of furniture that displays windows and highlights uniqueness and strangeness of their subjects “the beauty and strangeness of their subjects.”
Combining furniture and display window, these lights act as small curiosity cabinets. When turned off, they become specimens of a strange preciousness and the bulb and socket disappear beneath the opaque black tinted glass.
“This series sets different scenes of an exhibition, inciting one to observe and reflect. These lights question what is to be looked at: the object or its content? Where are we supposed to be focusing our attention in this day and age?”
Photos “curiosity objects” by Félipe Ribon.
Curiosity Object was created for Galerie Cat Berro by Studio GGSV (Gaëlle Gabillet & Stéphane Villard).
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