B. DUBOS & R. FARD
Richard Fard studied interior architecture and design along with Blandine Dubos at the école Camondo, from which he graduated with ‘mention du jury’ in 2003. He began his career as a designer by assisting in the creation of new commercial concepts such as the Sexodrome, Paris and Sun City, a new-concept Indian spa. He also often works with other designers on projects such as the Unesco stand at the ITB, Berlin, the latest Mod’s Hair Beauty salon, St-Quentin, and the ‘Joséphine 5D’ light. Along with a hand-picked creative team he has recently been working on a totally new and innovative concept for a sports club in Paris, which comprises a lounge bar, restaurant, fitness room and spa: the ‘Foot-in Club’ opened its doors in June 2006. He has also worked on the design of the new Mirella boutique in Paris, and on numerous other projects, in which he attempts to express all his creative desires. Blandine Dubos, having obtained a ‘diplôme d’études fondamentales en architecture (DEFA)’ from the école d’architecture, Bordeaux, graduated from the école Camondo with ‘félicitations’ in June 2003 (certificat d’études supérieures en architecture intérieure et produits d’environnement). This young Basque girl has helped design costumes for short films, clips and theatrical plays, and also worked on the interior arrangement of the clothing boutique ‘Jeanine et Marcelle’ in Bayonne. In June 2002, she was awarded a ‘mention spéciale Insolite’ in the ‘Penser/classer…’ competition organised by the Agence pour la Promotion de la Création Industrielle (APCI) on behalf of Avery Dennison. Since the release of her ‘Louis 5D’ light, her final year project at the Camondo which was the result of a piece of work on the collective memory, she continues to conceive and design pieces which evoke memories, and which speak to everybody. She created ‘Shadowall’, a shadow wall, in the TAD store in Milan – a shadow wall being a kind of virtual wallpaper with a vegetal and floral motif which is brought to life with light and enriched by shadow. From her collaboration with Richard Fard arose ‘Joséphine 5D’, which, by dint of a shadow projected on the ceiling, hints at the mouldings of yesteryear: through Joséphine 5D, the past reappears’ the moulding is no longer plaster, but shadow’originally designed to complement bourgeois chandeliers, here the moulding becomes light and optical illusion.