Studio Idaë

Are you talking to me?

Set design

Are you talking to me?

Are you talking to me? Uses and applications of connected objects. Exhibition co-produced by the city of Enghien-les-bains and the Cité du design of Saint-Etienne, with the contribution of the UNESCO creative cities of Design: Beijing, Detroit, Dundee, Graz, Helsinki, Kobe, Montreal, Nagoya, Saint-Etienne, Seoul and Shenzhen.

The exhibition is comprised of two sides: the first are illustrated frescos of a lively and green smart city.

Are you talking to me? Unesco Cité du design centre des arts Enghien Isabelle Daëron

On the opposite side, the objects being presented take the floor. When a sensor is activated by the visitor the objects talk and respond to the question being asked by the exhibition’s title. Didactic or narrative, these texts have been written by Sophie Coiffier and performed by the professional actors Allyson Ezell and William Martin. They tell about the use and function of such these objects, they also underline possible abuses of technologies.

Are you talking to me? Unesco Cité du design centre des arts Enghien Isabelle Daëron

Are you talking to me? Unesco Cité du design centre des arts Enghien Isabelle Daëron


Exhibition area: 300 m2
Views at the Serrurerie, Enghien-les-bains

Design team:
Isabelle Daëron, Charlotte Baverel, Elizabeth Hong (intern).
Thanks to the great team of Centre des Arts and more especially to Sarah Faguer and Arnaud Véron.

Dominique Roland, Director of the Centre des Arts, City of Enghien-les-bains
Olivier Peyricot, Designer and Director of the Research Department at the Cité du design
texts: Sophie Coiffier / voices: Allyson Ezell, William Martin
Sarah Faguer, Office for production, Centre des Arts, City of Enghien-les-bains
Josyane Franc : Director of International Affairs, Cité du design, City of Saint-Etienne
Sound recording:
And Good Day, Romain Passerone
Executive production:
I Make Things Happen, Julien Granger
Technical management:
Jérôme Kerner, Vincent Tirlemont, Arnaud Véron


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Workshop: 70 rue Jean Bleuzen 92170 Vanves

Designer and research designer, graduated from ENSCI-Les Ateliers and Esad in Reims, Isabelle Daëron designs scenarios connecting natural ressources and habitability. Her multifaceted approach focus on the fields of product design, urban design and set design. Her projects put into perspective the importance of environmental issues and their scope of application (flows, mobility, public space).

Some of her works, gathered under the « Topiques » — Topique-eau, a rainwater harvester ; Topique-ciel, a sky mirror using rainwater ; Topique-feuilles, a leaves collector —received several awards: Lille design prize (2012), Grand Prix de la Création de la Ville de Paris (2013) and Audi Talents awards (2015). Isabelle Daëron’s work has been shown in France — Biennale internationale design in Saint-Étienne, D’Days in Paris and in the exhibition «Conversation(s) » at Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris — and abroad — for the International Craft Design exhibition in Taipei, Grand-Hornu, CCA Kitakyushu in Japon, among others.

Awarded FAIRE DESIGN 2018 and MONDES NOUVEAUX in 2021, Isabelle Daëron has founded Studio Idaë whose activity operates in three main areas of activity acting in synergy: urban design, set design, and research.

Pauline Avrillon, product designer graduated from École Boulle joined the studio in 2017, and works on urban design projects. Jonathan Roditi, product designer graduated from Design Academy Eindhoven in 2015 and ENSAD in 2021, and Angèle Fourteau, product designer graduated from ECAL in 2017 joined the team in 2023.

Studio Idaë cooperates with various public institutions (Cité du design de Saint-Étienne, CAUE Rhône-Alpes, Domaine de Chamarande, Centre Pompidou, etc.), private companies (Hermès, Maif, Leroy Merlin, Balsan, Laorus, Suez environnement, etc.), municipalities (City of Paris, City of Rennes, City of Saint-Galmier, City of Le Rheu, etc.) as well as manufacturers (Cristal Saint-Louis).

Today, the team is dedicated to three main projects: objects related to water in Celtic mythology for the Maison du Littoral in Ploumanac’h, the design of urban developments, as well as the development of new shop windows for Hermès International and Hermès Japon.

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