Elodie
Stephan

Project: Bocage urbain

Elodie is a design graduate of the Nancy National School of Art and Design in 2008. In her own studio, she works on design projects for public spaces and natural or urban sites. She designs innovative urban products and furnitures, signages and artistic installations. Through aesthetic and functional devices for users, Elodie tries to restore harmony between natural and human elements in their environments. The concepts she develops are always thought of in close relation to the places and they proposed as pedagogical an approach as possible. 


Prior to 2012, Elodie was member of the French agency L’autobus-imperial where she worked as a project manager for signage’s missions for prestigious agencies of architecture like Atelier Jean Nouvel or Renzo Piano Building Workshop. Conducting large missions to completion, she managed large scale projects.


MOTIVATION FOR AND COMMITMENT TO CREATING A BETTER AND MORE SUSTAINABLE PLANET 

As a designer, I have the responsibility and the opportunity to design sustainable products, improving the quality of life of men by the uses they offer. I chose to specialise on the theme of the city when I was a student because the notion of public utility was always important to me: I wish to work for everyone and to bring solutions with joy and poetry.

I want to contribute through my creations to make the city more resilient to climate deregulation problems, and more conducive to the well-being of humains.

By isolating the city from nature, men have lost some of their basic landmarks. Population growth and the densification of cities invite us to reintroduce sensitive experience into singular places. I want to contribute to designing a more sustainable planet through my involvement through an ecologic and poetic project's approach.