La Rochère regularly collaborates with designers in order to bring a new vision and modernity to our collections. We effectively want to integrate the looks and reflections of today to create timelessly contemporary objects.
At the same time, such external points of view always lead us to rethink our techniques and innovate further. Each La Rochère creation is thus the fruit of an artistic gesture, of an an impetus. This is why each of our objects carries and conveys a story, and becomes part of yours.
Born in 1974, Fabrice Gibilaro has a post-graduate diploma in Design from the Beaux Arts of Saint Etienne.
He was introduced to ceramics during a course with Bernardaud. He then created several tableware pieces, in particular a carafe produced by Arcodif, and cutlery for Couzon. With two partners (the “Chameau à Trois Bosses”, or the Three-Humped Camel), he carried out several graphic and design projects.
In 2006, he exhibited a porcelain cup at the “Design et Shop” fair at the Saint Etienne biennial, and it is this cup that La Rochère is issuing in glass.
At the same time, Fabrice carried out art projects with schoolchildren: cutlery for the canteen and furniture for the library, the garden and for relaxation. He likes to rethink the use and the shapes of objects, as well as of places for exchanges and shared moments.
Diplômé en 1998 de La Cambre, Jean-François D’Or a accumulé depuis lors une solide et diverse expérience.
Après un projet de quelques mois à New York, il est engagé par la société Light où il collabore étroitement
avec des designers établis et exigeants comme Maarten Van Severen et Hans De Pelsmacker.
En 2003, il fonde son propre bureau de design industriel. Tenant compte des impératifs des entreprises autant que des besoins des utilisateurs, ses démarches sont tempérées par la volonté d’atteindre un marché ; ses produits sont prêts à enrichir notre environnement. Explorant de nombreux matériaux, Jean-François D’Or les sublime sans ostentation. Ses objets modestes, simples et logiques s’imposent par l’évidence et la lisibilité de leur concept autant que par leur poésie discrète.
Edité par Cinna, Domani, Indera, Jongform, Ligne Roset, Toss B, The Conran Shop et d’autres, il a désormais trouvé la route de l’international. Son travail vient d’être couronné par un Label Henry Van de Velde.
Laurence Brabant was born in 1971. After graduating from the Paris School of Applied Arts, she discovered her passion for glass and began her unique work that brings together poetry and contemporary research, “a soft, strange tour of shapes and functions that combine to offer the consumer an experience with intimacy, rather than an object”.
Recognised internationally, she works with the major trade names Baccarat, Saint Louis, Salviati, Christian Tortu, Véronèse, Louis Vuitton and Weill.
A six month stay in Kyoto in Japan for a project with Baccarat has enabled to her to take her art to an even higher level.
She creates in 2008 with her companion Alain Villechange her own editions.
LA RACINE STUDIO
Created in 2015 in Paris, La Racine studio is committed to French manufacturing by supporting brands, and above all the men and women who make products that are Made in France.
After helping the revival of French brands such as Emile Henry ceramics, it was only natural that Tiphaine Chouillet, Tania Clemente, and La Rochère got together. The studio notably reinvents the Heritage brands with passion, and designs the products of tomorrow which, at the same time, reveal the companies’ roots.
Passionate about French know-how, La Racine studio strives to promote contours and materials for contemporary products, in abundance.
Born in 1958 in Montmorency,
Christian Ghion first studied law before deciding to follow design classes In 1987 he recieved its master degree in Furniture Study and Development from The Ecole d’ Architectture de Charenton In 1990 he was granted the « Grand Prix de la Création de la ville de Paris » award H is creations can be
seen at The Guggenheim Museum of New York and at The Centre George Pompidou of Paris
In 1989 Christian created his own design studio with Patrick Nadeau, with whom he completed a number of projects before deciding to step out on his own in 1998.
In 2018 Christian Ghion returned to the Maison Daum, designing the collection, comprising a number of pieces inspired by organic worlds With La Rochère it was an industrial approach to glass previously unfamiliar to him that inspired him to design the ‘Boudoir collection’.
was born in 1971, allemand
After completing an apprenticeship as an industrial mechanic, he graduated from the University of Arts and Design of Karlsruhe.
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He works in various fields of design, ranging from furniture and table top products to exhibition design, with his designs mostly emerging from observational research.
The combination of a playful intercourse of traditional understanding and the transforming of needs into a new context has led to several design awards.
By travelling through different countries, his work as a representative for the Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations allows him to convert various experiences into designs. He is associate lecturer for product design at the University of Arts and Design of Karlsruhe.
Diplômée de lAfter first graduating from the Boulle School in 2010, then from the ESAD Saint-Etienne in 2015, Mélitine Courvoisier set up her product design studio in 2016.
In 2010, she designed the ‘Côte des Roses’ bottle, which won first prize at the Verallia Design Award. Marketed in 2013 by Les Vins Gérard Bertrand, it still remains highly successful around the world.
Today, Mélitine Courvoisier specialises in creating high-end tableware. Passionate about materials such as ceramics and glass, she assists hospitality stakeholders in the creation of crockery, offering a custom-made solution in order to highlight their culinary creations and assert their brand image. By bringing an outside perspective to current practices, she plays with customs and explores technique, telling great stories in objects full of mischief!