Blossom is a sustainable, solar-powered mobile observatory developed to showcase and share the exceptional watches and savoir-faire of a high-end watch manufacturer, through a series of around-the-world thematic expeditions. At once the venue and the event, Blossom travels to remote and spectacular locations with the distinct purpose of experiencing the cosmic relationship between nature and time, in concert with a thoughtfully curated program specific to each locale.
The entire surface of the cube is composed of articulated one-way mirrored panels allowing for guests to observe the panorama, while from the outside the structure blends into its surrounding natural environment. Each mirrored panel is equipped with transparent photovoltaic panels and follows the sun, bringing power to the entire unit solar powered
The Blossom pavilion is composed of three stories: a workshop on the ground floor, a lounge on the second floor and an observatory on the third floor.
Commissioned by MA3 Agency
This custom tent structure won the competition for the exhibition design of Theo Jansen's retrospective outdoor show organized by Art Basel Miami. Reacting to the mechanical and craft aspects of the artist's strandbeest - “sand creatures” - we developed two canopies inspired by the structure of corral formations, whose structures are able to grow on sand, and can infinitely expand thanks to the repetition of their geometric patterns.
The Hourglass Loop is a media sculpture proposed for the new Qatar National Library, an organization serving a three-fold function as a national library, a research-level university library, and a central metropolitan public library equipped for the digital age.
Composed of a ninety meter double-sided LED ribbon encased in a floating aluminum structure, the Hourglass Loop acts as a graphic public timekeeper, with an infinity shape referring to the cyclical nature of time, a theme often explored by Sebastien.
The new Qatar National Library was designed by OMA (Rem Koolhaas) and is scheduled to open in 2015.
Commissioned by Brandfirst (Brussels) for QNL (Doha)
When Sprint commissioned us to conceive a way to translate their new telecommunication network into an installation, we designed a tectonic landscape composed of hundreds of opalescent tiles. By continuously projecting graphic data onto every scale, we encouraged visitors to engage with the interior architecture and with the interact with the information around them.
Commissioned by Goodby, Silverstein & Partners
The Pearl Chamber is a concept store design commissioned by women's shoe and handbag company Nine West for its flagship New York location.
The space is filled with stalactites light fixtures illuminating stalagmites used as shoe displays or seating areas. The Pearl Chamber is conceived as a cave filled with basic geometric protrusions all progressively varying in sizes and shapes, bringing a hypnotic and organic quality to the experience.
Glowing Crystal is a holiday light, musical and sculptural installation concept for Harry Winston.
Inspired by both light and geometric characteristics of diamonds, the installation is composed of tiles acting as light sources, and of a LED tubular structure. The result is a programed choreography of LED strips and geometric light panels animating the building at night, and reacting to a specifically composed soundscape audible in the vicinity of the building. Architecture suddenly becomes a musical and light instrument, for the pleasure and amazement of the passerby.
Our concept for the Absolut Elyx mobile bar is inspired by the alembic, an alchemical still consisting of two vessels connected by a tube, used for distilling chemicals. The liquid in the cucurbit flask is heated or boiled; the vapor rises into the alembic hood, where it cools by contact with the walls and condenses, running down the spout into a receiving flask.
In various regions of the world. the alembic is still used to distill alcohol, and can be found as a complex apparatus on wheels traveling from village to village, offering to farmers for a short period of time the ability to make liquor from their crops.
Completely anodized in copper and equipped with motorcycle wheels, the Elyx mobile unit features with three tanks of mixers, each corresponding to a signature cocktail. Small pipes connected to the bottom of each tank can be opened through faucets to deliver the selected mixer. The bent pipe structure - mimicking the flow of liquid coming out of a pierced tank - also serves as a glass rack, and as a system to contain ice blocks, ice cubes, and Absolut Elyx bottles.