Design September Brussels Lecture: Matali Crasset
The event will include a film screening followed by a discussion of the documentary movie on the guesthouse Dar-HI in Nefta, Tunisia with Matali Crasset.
David Haremza and Christophe Dumoulin directed and produced this movie that relates the human and architectural adventure of the designer and « HI Life's » Patrick Elouarghi and Philippe Chapelet to bring out from the desert this hotel of a new kind.
Matali Crasset was born on 28 July 1965 in Châlons en Champagne, France. She is a graduate from The Ateliers de l'Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Création Industrielle, has an academic background in industrial design. Just like one of her emblematic work, the Hospitality Column When Jim goes up to Paris, she establishes her own methodology to question the obviousness of the codes ruling our daily life to set free from them and experiment. This allows her to develop new typologies articulated around principles such as modularity, appropriation, flexibility and network. Her work, recognized since the 90s as the reject of mere shape, is conceived like a research in constant move, mainly made of hypotheses rather than principles. She's influenced by eclectic universes, from handicraft to electronic music, scenography to furniture, graphism to interior architecture. Matali Crasset spent her childhood in a small village of Northern France, in a farm where work and life were intimately intertwined.
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