Romain Viricel is a French designer born in 1987. He studied art at ESAAA/Ecole Supérieur d’Art d’Annecy Alpes and industrial design at ECAL/Ecole Cantonale d’Art de Lausanne. Graduated in 2013, He started working as project assistant at Jörg Boner’s office in Zürich until 2016. In 2017 he set up his design studio in Lyon.
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Zinc project is a project made in collaboration with Micael Filipe and Giulia Chéhab presented during the salone del mobile in Milan. A research around the galvanisation and materials which led us to a set of furniture. the vocabulary of forms is voluntarily simple to highlight the texture of all the materials used as « aplat »
Stars fascinating us and make people dreaming. This report guided me throughout my researches towards a new approach of the astronomy. Polaris is an instrument of diurnal observation which makes us penetrate into this world between learning and pondering. We just have to make coincide the date with the hour of the observation then to look through the lens to discover a simulation of the celestial vault to which comes to add up informations on the constellations or the stars. Its almost watch-making precision, the used materials and his fabrication method confers him a status voluntarily borrowed from the vocabulary of quality instruments, reliable and resistant.
Plantons is a temporary lighting system devised for the Villa le Lac in Vevey designed by Le Corbusier in 1923. The lamp is a weatherproof device to illuminate the exterior at night. According to the simple system of portable lamps, the "Plant" can be adjusted at will. Thanks to the rear handle, it is easily relocatable and in addition to an extension cable, there is no complex electrical preparation needed.