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.

Finalist of Prix COAL 2017 and awarded FAIRE DESIGN 2018, Isabelle Daëron works in collaboration with two designers: Pauline Avrillon, product designer graduated from École Boulle and Floriane Roué, interior designer graduated from Ensad.

Studio Idaë operates in three main areas of activity acting in synergy: urban design, set design, and research. It cooperates with various public institutions (Cité du design de Saint-Étienne, CAUE Rhône-Alpes, Domaine de Chamarande, Centre Pompidou, etc.), private companies (Hermès, Leroy Merlin, Orange, Suez environnement, Lesieur, etc.), municipalities (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: a fountain for the City of Rennes, the project Aéro-Seine, a cooling point for the City of Paris, as well as new window display for Hermès International and Hermès Japan.

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