TURF BLESSED …
“The green curves” is the name full of humor and poetry chosen by Marron Rouge for his new creation, the result of a successful collaboration with designer Benjamin Rousse. The idea for the project came from the discovery of synthetic grass by Jean-Marc Attia, creator of the brand Marron Rouge, who had initially proposed the collection “Grass”, with 3 stools with seat recycled synthetic turf. This grass is recovered on sports fields. Jean-Marc wanted to open a space for creativity to other designers and he naturally ask Benjamin Rousse giving him carte blanche to think about furniture using this material. Thus the “Green curves’ bench was born.
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THE GENESIS OF THE PROJECT
For Marron Rouge, the desire to work with Benjamin Rousse was born following a meeting on the exhibition desDesigners on Eurexpo Lyon organized by Maud Rondard. Benjamin had his “Bench Pebble”. Jean Marc was sensitive to the aesthetic, poetic and environmental approach to this creation. Benjamin enjoyed the Jean-Marc approach as a designer, and diversion of material, its sensitivity to materials recycling and upcycling. So both shared the common desire to create pieces that challenge. The thinking was to highlight the matter that is too often now considered a poor material and divert it to make “something” aesthetic and comfortable. The irregularity of this material called synthetic grass associated with a more contemporary form of this object is something unique, aesthetic and comfortable. The result is a contrast between a geometric wood structure and seat curves inviting comfort. The sight of this material inspires sensuality. Green Curves is a modular bench: the number of “rollers” turf may vary, leaving a space only with wooden slats
After studying at the school of Condé Lyon, Benjamin Rousse has sharpened his work at the School of Fine Arts in Saint-Etienne. Graduated from the School of Art and Design in Saint-Etienne (ESADSE) Design of a DNAP then a DNSEP product design in 2011.
It focuses on a holistic approach to design that fits into the life of every day, while questioning the space and the object. Objects, spaces, simple and functional combining aesthetics and gaiety. A relationship between form / function, full / empty and matter / poetry. If Benjamin Rousse research modularity, it is more interactivity of interest. The design is a development factor for companies, he worked increasingly with companies looking for originality, a major factor of distinction and credibility, brand image.
His professional background is varied. It develops concepts, furniture, sets for publishers, brands, galleries and individuals; juggling between industrial design and design gallery … From the mirror to street furniture to shoes, to fashion through the creation of a sailor He had the opportunity to work for The EDITORIAL, Workshop Espinosa, Duravit, Cardinal Group, Greater Lyon, Marron Rouge, Veolia, Bensimon, Jean-Paul Gaultier … His work is a reflection of the character: simple, honest, curious, poetic.
He has participated in several exhibitions: LYON CITY DESIGN at great God hotel in Lyon (audience award for its roller bench), PARIS DESIGN WEEK, HOME live Eurexpo design DESIGN TOUR Lyon in 2013 when he was awarded the prize “heart stroke” of the jury for its scenery and its work,
Designer’s Days (OF DAYS) Home Around the World BENSIMON in Lyon, Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven, Parade Children Terribles / Junior Gaultier and The ARCAD
The 2nd year at the Institute Paul Bocuse is punctuated by large groups of work. In this case, Upfront is a project combining creativity, expertise and professionalism. The creation of a temporary restaurant requires perfect preparation, through involvement of each exchange between the Management section of the Restoration and the Culinary, allowed them to find their restaurant concept and imagine the first plans decoration, and raw recipes.
The theme of the Mountain, has inspired them right away. Their concept moved to the Institute in April, in the Spring. They then chose to work the season products, and imagine decorated in spring colors while keeping own textures to the Mountain: wood, stone and greenery.
And of course they selected the bench Green Curves and the Marron Rouge Grass stools B. The set design is rather successful, judge for yourself.
Copyrights pictures Aline Périer