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Laura Portarrieu
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Laura Portarrieu is a furniture and lighting designer. She lives and works in Bordeaux. After several successful experiences in India, Mumbai and New Delhi, Laura exhibited for the first time at the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2018 a light structure made in Murano. Lightwork is his medium of choice thanks to its narrative capacity and its interaction with the object and the space that surrounds it. She won the competition of the famous European magazine Étapes, which devotes a double page to its collection of straw marquetry lighting and opens its own design studio in 2019. Each project is thought of as a sculpture in its own right. His creations go beyond the purely functional object. This is seen as a presence that has the power to interact in the fabric of relationships. His projects are based on an awareness of function and materials, combined with a poetic and emotional dimension. Each product is the result of a collaborative exchange and manufactured by master craftsmen, finished and assembled by hand, one piece at a time with great attention to detail. The individual approach to every detail guarantees the highest quality of each piece created in a non-industrial way with fine materials. His work explores the texture of things and questions our attitude towards them. Her creations are characterized by a penchant for storytelling and the exploration of directions such as cinema, art, anthropology … By following this path, Laura challenges our imagination and our curiosity through the notions of appearance and disappearance , presence and absence which gives his creations a way of being, of revealing himself and taking place in space.

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