Pauline Deltour

I had the chance to meet Pauline several years ago, I have always been seduced by her world and her sensitivity. the first of her objects that I discovered was a meter for Puiforcat, a collection of silver objects inspired by geometric, Bauhaus shapes, strict and refined but not too serious either... upon meeting Pauline I was struck by the coherence between her personality and the objects she draws.
erwan le louër – co-founder of le gramme.

what nourishes you in your profession, the source of your inspiration?
so much… the work of artists, architects, other designers. objects found, found and sometimes observed at length. the DNA of a brand, its way of communicating, its archives can open up fascinating playgrounds. a shape, a color, a material. there is also a form of season in my desires... I go from one state to another and this state has a huge influence on what I draw...

Who are the people or projects that constitute references for you?
konstantin grcic for whom I worked for almost 4 years taught me a lot. his philosophy continues to carry me. I find the work of the Bouroullec brothers very inspiring and very poetic. there is a freedom in their designs which is however always linked to great comfort. this makes their objects both very functional, very desirable and very fresh. designers like bertjan pot are also inspiring with their independence and their work which crosses barriers.
I also follow the work of certain visual artists like Imi Knoebel, Corentin Grossman, Guy Yanai, and Carol Bove.

What compliment do you get about your work as an interior designer?
I received a comment recently which touched me a lot: people said about my projects that they seemed to have existed for a long time…
“I received a comment recently that really touched me: people said that my projects seemed to have existed for a long time…”
the city that inspires you or resembles you?
Beirut, for its history that exudes in the streets, its smells and its cuisine.

What is the art of living according to you? How would you define your way of being and living?
for me it's finding the right balance between personal and professional life.
having your own business, projects depending on you sometimes make this exercise difficult. you have to learn to distinguish, know how to cut. it is something that is learned over time.

Your favorite materials?
I definitely don’t have any. I really like the idea of ​​being able to work with very diverse materials, each having distinct properties… this enriches the research work and the projects that result from it.

your reference objects, the pieces designed by others and which constitute benchmarks for you. ?
I think of the ingenious spiral ashtray by Castiglioni or the very poetic toothpick dispenser designed by Andrea Branzi for Alessi, the .03 chair by Maarteen Van Severen for Vitra, the alcove sofa by Bouroullec for Vitra, the pilot armchair by barber & osgerby for knoll, with martian cutlery from fate yanagi…

your favorite shape?
for me a shape always has a reason, due to ergonomic constraints, comfort, coming from properties linked to the materials and its manufacturing... so I do not have a favorite shape, on the other hand I have a favorite goal that of finding the obvious form, the one that will make sense with the function of the object.
Glass and metal.

“For me, a shape always has a reason, due to ergonomic and comfort constraints, coming from properties linked to the materials and its manufacturing…”
your biggest challenge achieved or to be achieved?
pieces of furniture will always remain a challenge for me because the number of already existing products is pharaonic, but one of the biggest challenges given to me was surely to design the connected electric bike for yellow innovation from the La Poste group.
your ritual in your job?
it consists of two things: putting down my phone so I can concentrate and drawing more…

the type of design that annoys you?
purely decorative design, or when the designer's touch is too recognizable and becomes only a style.

If you weren't a designer, what job would you do?
I would be an artisan, I would work with my hands, but I don't know exactly what, maybe silk, leather, screen printing or painting.

a favorite place to usually find yourself?
I haven't yet, this is my big project for 2020: we are looking for a country house, which will become our haven of calm, and where all experiments with color, layout, and decoration will be allowed!

your favorite object? how much does he weigh ?
my red kaweco fountain pen. it is extremely light since it weighs 11 grams and fits in all my bags or pockets.

what has weight in your life?
love, family, my children, my lover, my friends. work too. the balance between all these elements. but above all people, I am very concerned about the well-being of those around me, if not myself at times.

your object(s) on le gramme, what is/are they? how do you use the doors/doors?
I wear the brushed silver beads bracelet... on my right wrist, always... it goes everywhere, with all styles of clothing, I love it.

If le gramme were an architectural element or work, which one would it be?
a work by oliafur eliasson.
“I wear the Beads bracelet in brushed silver... on my right wrist, always... it goes everywhere, with all styles of clothing, I love it. »



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