AuchKatzStudio is a French design studio established in 2017 and composed of the visual artist Elsa Belbacha-Lardy and the space and product designer Thomas Thibout. Together, they work to combine art and design in favor of a functional art and a sculptural design inspired by minerals.
In a world subject to globalization and snapshot, their empirical work fights against a large scale serial design. They work to sublimate the roughness and instability of their materials so as to achieve an experimental design where materials dominate and bring together the solid and the fragility.
First of all, their designer approach is that of a sculptor: they cut their block of polystyrene as one might cut a stone. They let themselves be guided by the spontaneity of their gestures, and the design they have in mind is not the final product, but rather its starting point. Their work process is based on the colors of material and its capacity to capture the movement of light and the passing of time.
Techniques : Resin, fiber glass, pigments, varnish, styrofoam