photography: Corinne Stoll & Set Design: Miriam Josi
ceramics by Cica Gomez, Emmanuelle Roule & Alison Thirion
Exhibition during Paris Design Week: 8 - 23. September 2017 at Marcel by Galerie (28 Rue Saint-Claude, 75003 Paris)
A collaboration with Stella lee Prowse.
Ad-Hoc is a tabletop game with a simple goal; to build. Segmented plastic water bottles support and connect rounded forms of cork and together act as building blocks. The cork is painted to resemble marble, creating a contrast in materials encouraging the user to consider what determines value in our daily lives.
The possibilities are open-ended and the objective is to use the supplied and found objects to build the tallest, most intricate tower possible without having it topple over. When not in use, Ad-Hoc stands as a sculpture in the home and does not need to be stored. And of course, at the end of the product's life each component of Ad-Hoc can be recycled.
Photographer Corinne Stoll and product designer Miriam Josi produce together minimal yet surprising still lifes. Their third collaboration is an ode to spring, (also poetically called Lenz in German). "Lenz" shows spring flowers hold by vases made from recycled carton, craft paper and twine. More than actual vases they represent sketchy prototypes resembling a form study of the designer for a potential vase collection.
The Christmas still life series ‘Noël revisité’ is the latest collaboration between product designer Miriam Josi and photographer Corinne Stoll.
The two Paris based creatives share childhood memories from back in Switzerland, where at Christmas simple and mundane objects became iconic symbols of the holiday season.
The minimalist and unexpected composition of the different elements recall Christmas and at the same time ethical rituals. The sober, yet humorous images are an answer to traditional and commercial holiday picture postcards.