constance guisset: 'star collection' for the french institute of turkey
 
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sep 23, 2010

constance guisset: 'star collection' for the french institute of turkey

‘star collection’ by constance guisset

french designer constance guisset in collaboration with turkish architect gül gulven were commissioned to design a project for the french institute of turkey in ankara.

guisset’s task was to conceive the whole ground floor area,  including the welcoming desk, the café-bar and a bookshop, with  the challenge of designing furniture that would be realized by turkish craftsmen.

the whole collection was designed with a single material combination: consisting of wooden tops and the lower parts in plied metal.

people’s circulation in the space – mainly a walkway towards classrooms led guisset to consider the project with circular shapes that would be set like changing constellations. thus came the ‘star collection’. it consists of fifteen elements like a stool, a bar stool, a coffee table, a large table, two bars, a welcoming desk, two shelves and five exhibition stands  for the library.

they are painted in grey nuances except for the main elements (bar desk and cashier) which are recognizable from their black colour.

constance guisset: 'star collection' for the french institute of turkey

constance guisset: 'star collection' for the french institute of turkey

constance guisset: 'star collection' for the french institute of turkey

constance guisset is also one of the 10 designers selected by the ‘NOW! design à vivre’ show for the ‘creator of the year 2010’ award.

MAISON ET OBJET from Constance Guisset on Vimeo.

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