Project: "mille-feuille"
Company:emmanuelle moureaux architecture+design
Designer(s): emmanuelle moureaux architecture + design, Japan
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Entry Description: Imagined as thin layers of colored sheets scattered in the air, then settling randomly on top of each other, creating overhangs and recessions, the "Mille-Feuille" storage series, designed by Emmanuelle, and created by German furniture manufacturer Schönbuch was revealed at the Wallpaper* Handmade Exhibition in Milan. Employing her signature use of color, Emmanuelle draws inspiration from similar but larger-scale previous explorations, such as her Sugamo Shinkin Bank (Shimura Branch) project. The colorful storage pieces are handmade out of layers of lacquered MDF and come in three sizes, 21 layers for a multicolor cabinet, 12 layers for a green-blue low cabinet and 8 layers for a yellow-pink bedside cabinet, all containing "hidden" drawers. The function of the "Mille-Feuille" may change according to the numbers of layers and the concept can be developed for other functions as a low table or a shelf.

About the Designer/Company
French architect and designer residing in Tokyo since 1996. She established "emmanuelle moureaux architecture + design" in 2003. Inspired by the Japanese traditional sliding screens, Emmanuelle has created the concept of “shikiri”, which literally means "dividing (creating) space with colors". She uses colors as three-dimensional elements, like layers, in order to create spaces, and not as a finishing touch applied on surfaces. Architecture (The Sugamo Shinkin Bank…), interior design (ABC Cooking Studio…), products (stick chair…), she designs a wide range of projects, by using her unique technique of colour scheming and handling colours as space makers. Associate Professor at the Tohoku University of Art & Design since 2008. Member of the “Tokyo Society of Architects”.