A SELECTION OF THE BEST DESIGN PROJECTS
The Kyubu project by Virginie Vazquez and Ludovic Geraerts Nakayama, Interior Architecture and Design students at LISAA Paris, was selected to be presented at the Salone Satellite in Milan by a judging panel of professionals—designers and manufacturers of French furniture—and journalists.
Dedicated to emerging talents under the age of 35, this trade fair, which runs alongside the famous Salone del Mobile, dedicates a space each year to design students. Organised by the VIA (Valorisation de l’Innovation dans l’Ameublement), the exhibition "French Design – The Best French School Projects" presents a selection of projects from eight French design schools, representative of French savoir-faire in the design industry.
KYUBU: A MICRO-ARCHITECTURE PROJECT
Winner of the Minimaousse 6 competition, the theme of which was "a house for better days", the Kyubu project was already the subject of an exhibition at the VIA in 2016 and at the Cité de l'architecture et du patrimoine in 2017.
The aim of the Kyubu project is to change the image of temporary housing, which is often represented by containers and prefabs—spaces which are not necessarily pleasant to live in. The idea is to create simple, adaptable housing units, which seem to be made to measure, while remaining inexpensive. Each inhabitant can adapt their way of life to the space.
Trade fair photos: VIA/Jean-Paul Bath & VIA/Benoit Pointreau
"French Design – The Best French School Projects" exhibition by VIA
From 17th April to 22nd April 2018 from 9.30am to 6.30pm
Fiera Milano Rho, pavilion 13/15, stand S14