With its fresh take on minimalism, French design duo Normal Studio is ushering in a new machine age.
Designers Jean-François Dingjian (left) and Eloi Chafaï (right), cofounders of Normal Studio, inside their firm’s new studio in Montreuil, a suburb east of Paris, France.
Photo by: Jens Passoth
Courtesy of: Jens Passoth Photographie
Incarnations of the iconic A chair by Tolix occupy a corner of the studio.
An early prototype for the 2007 Diamond Boxes collection, a range of domestic lights utilizing photographic reflectors, never made it to market.
The limited-edition Trépied was produced by ToolsGalerie.
Created for ENO (Editor of New Objects) in 2008 and available in three sizes, the Ajours table features a latticed lacquered-wood seat affixed to a steel base.
1992Jean-François Dingjian graduates from École Supérieure d’Art et Design Saint-Étienne.
2006Eloi Chafaï graduates from ENSCI–Les Ateliers.Dingjian and Chafaï found Normal Studio.
2007Greyscale exhibition at the ToolsGalerie in Paris premieres the limited-edition Block/2007, a form made of gum-coated punched sheet metal.
2008Multiplug lamp, designed for Ligne Roset.
2008Normal Studio wins the Label VIA for the Tolix collection; the prize for best collaboration between designer and enterprise; and is included in Fond National d’Art Contem-porain, the French per-manent collections of art and design.
2010Elementary Design, a two-man show of Normal Studio’s work, opens at Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris.
2011Launch of the new Séléné light collection for Artuce.
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