Discover the interview of Maud Vantours, located in Paris, France.
How did you become designer?
How would you define your vision of design, your style?
If I have to resume my work in three words, I will use : Color, pattern and paper. I works with layered, cut, and folded paper to create colorful 3D sculptures of hypnotizing patterns and textures. Paper is my favorite material. I love it because it is fragile and malleable, its thickness is almost imperceptible, but accumulated it becomes dense and tough. I superimpose it, then cut layer after layer until it gains volume and gains a third dimension. I like the idea of using a basic material that becomes “noble” after working and sculpting. I work with colorful papers and intricate patterns. I use graphic design to create pieces digitally, and then I create the “real-life” version as a paper sculpture using colorful paper. I choose to work with paper because there are endless possibilities to working in this medium. I can fold it, cut it, bend it, and basically manipulate it however I want. I love the process of starting with plain, two-dimensional paper, and then turning, that into something extraordinary by giving it additional dimensions of space and pattern.
For the future, what are your professional projects?
Keep going… J
What do you like the most in your job?
The chalenge. My biggest one is to evoluated, find new technics, create a new aesthetic. When a client contacts me for a new project, I’m really excited ; to find a new story, a new concept, a new idea in adequacy with the client wishes. Each request is a new chance to create new design, graphism, colormatching and I love that!The challenge is to be in constant progress to try to reach perfection in my work.