August 14, 2017

Maud Vantours

Discover the interview of  Maud Vantours, located in Paris, France.

How did you become designer?

When I was a kid, I wanted to have a job that consisted of drawing all day long…a perfect job. That’s is how I started my art studies and how I became a designer. I was graduated from the parisian school Duperré where I followed a Design training with a specialisation in textiles and materials research. After my studies in 2009, I started as a free lance designer and artist then opened my own design studio in Paris.

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.

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