BENOIT PERNET

HUMAN CENTERED

IDEATION 2013












Abstract. As today’s design seems to come up in many ways, the design I like to think of is the one that brings sense in our daily life. By sense, I mean emotion, social wealth, consciousness, references, knowledge, to many other things we can expect from it. I believe a product can make a day. A product can help saving more lives. A product should turn to a moment. I think about design as an ultimate way of medidate our industrial and almost daily revolutionnary societies. I believe design concerns are becoming everyday more complex, just as our world is. That is why I think about the design processes as intellectuals ones, like there’s not only one box to think out of anymore. Be aware of every concern. Find the simplier solution to a complex challenge using every tool I have. Design challenges, design languages.










TODAY
Last term semester at L'École de design Nantes Atlantique antenna in Shanghaï
Working on memoire and final project targeted on sound travelling within urban areas
(University of Shanghai, Fine Art College, 99 Shangda Rd, Shanghaï)

2012
Training period at Michael Young Ltd
Building market studies, doing concept researches, 3D models
(Michael Young Ltd, 94-97 Des Voeux Rd West, Sheung Wan , Hong Kong)

2011 2012

Third year of Master's degree at L'École de design Nantes Atlantique antenna in Shanghaï
Learning about design methodologies, market and processes in individual or group projects, partnerships with compagnies located in China
(University of Shanghai, Fine Art College, 99 Shangda Rd, Shanghaï)

2010

Training period with Tom Gimbert, french architect in Peru
Working on a french café concept and stage, designing furniture with recycled materials
(L'Atelier, 360 Avenida Piura, Mancora, Peru)

2006

First year at l'École Supérieure des Arts de Saint-Luc in Belgium
Design and model making: wooden, metal, resin and fiber prototypes
(Ecole Supérieure des Arts Saint-Luc de Tournai, 7 chaussée de Tournai B-7520 RAMEGNIES-CHIN, Belgium)
























Sichuan Orphans Organisation Project

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One week, one painting. As our challenge was to make this kids feel supported, what could have been better than promote and highlight their work?
We were looking for a way of turning the money that is given to the organisation into a direct feeling of support for the child, just as if the donations became light on their work. We thought light as a positive energy, synonym of hope, blossoming and confidence, so we used that metaphor to imagine a website that would both collect donations and highlight the kids’s art. So the website’s interface comes with three buttons allowing three functions: share or donate, and buy. It shows behind a dark room, with in the background, that we can, at first, barely see, the daily painting. Sharing or donating allows the visitor to light up the room and fully discover the work, and to buy it if he likes it! Every purchase, donation or sharing action gives energy to the light in the virtual exhibition room, but has also its echo nearby the kids, by providing light to the totem lamp located in the Sichuan kids’s classroom. A three colors system allows them to know if their work has either been shared, financially supported or bought! And, in order to enhance relations between the kids and their supporters, a simple instant message box also allows the visitor to leave them a note!


Partnership with Lucas Briceno, Frantz Brougere, Jean-Baptiste Ponsot, Du Chen, Charles Yuen, Baek Gyeong



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Polichinelle

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POLICHINELLE is a plywood desk designed for home workers, in partnership with the french company Arféo. POLICHINELLE provides a surface paperboard's size surface of international standard size A0. With a gesture, your work surface becomes free again. The desk works with a series of "satellites" removable made of thin metal sheet: a music stand (for a book or computer) and a lamp, and a storage box with lid holding the pad with magnets. Inspired by start-up working environments.


Partnership with Yoann Jestin



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Cindy

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Cindy is a «vegetable» ashtray using the virtues of the ash and the " juice of butt " as fertilizer to feed and protect the plant which contains the ashtray. The smoker sees his movement "awarded" by the growth of the plant. Furthermore, its cyclic shape (as the process) invite, and allows smokers to meet around the ashtray. Provided with a filter in its top block, the asthtray allows to get back and throw all the butts, thanks to a drawer. So, besides its aesthetics, Cindy reinstates the vegetable in the urban environment and allows to make live city and nature in total harmony.


Partnership with Mademoiselle Jean-Claude



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Uncut

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UNCUT is a stool. It is based upon multiple observations made during the material's experimenting process. After working on numerous cutted patterns directly on plywood planks, it came across a satisfying way of giving flexibility to a plain hard surface. It came as a logical step to put this principle to a furniture requiring particular structural challenges such as a seat. The chosen pattern is inspired by the striped circular surface of a wood log. It's round shape led us to develop a three feet stool. The elements that hold the feet had to correspond to the round curves of the top and reveal the esthetic potential of the plywood layers. In order to keep the idea of a wood log as our main inspiration lead, we decided to warp one of the feet with birch-tree bark, found in the nearby woods.


Partnership with Stéphane De La Rochefordière



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Kinetic Cosmos

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KINETIC COSMOS is an observation birdcage for parrots. It is meant to change the way man observes the animal. The alignment of the profilers triggers an optic vibration when the eye is in movement. The glass globes offer aquarium-like observation points. The litter is made with compost allowing fallen grains to be fertilized, thus creating an eco-system and clean-free cage. KINETIC COSMOS has been exhibited at the Salone internatzionale del Mobile de Milano 2011.


Partnership with Gwendoline Aliaume



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Ovnuum

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Ovnuum is a hand vacuum. The aim of this project was to work along with the Dieter Rams's method: the grid. We were asked to choose a product, analyze its components and the way they worked together, then rebuild it. We chose to keep the two essential pieces: the engine and the filter. The idea was to change the way they were used to have a "standing up" object. We worked on the ergonomics as well as its esthetics, to give the product a new formal identity, which is enhanced by the ON/OFF orange button. Braun.


Partnership with Justin Clément



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Kmigo

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KMIGO is a game made of a rubber-PVC carpet to play minigolf on the beach. The density and flexibility of the carpet allows it to take the shape of the sand, as natural obstacles, so each court is a new one. But the user can also customise it with sticks and flexible elements which can be put on the perforated carpet, offering lots and lots of possibilities.


Partnership with Yoann Jestin et Justin Clément













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