Studio Idaë

Climat & transition

Interior design

Climat & transition

The redesigning of three units of neurology in CHU (University Hospital) in Strasbourg.

The object of study in neurology – the brain – is an organ probably more enigmatic than any other. It is the place of connection between the psychic and the physical. Moreover it is the seat of emotions, dreams, the unconscious and the imaginary. How can this latter– invisible to the hospital – be embodied in the hospital’s units ? How can we restore a balance between sensible dimensions and technical devices ? Each unit treats a neurological disease with a different carefully adapted plan. How can we translate the identity of each of these three units ?

Climat & transition CHU Strasbourg

Climat & transition CHU Strasbourg

The starting point was to understand the characterisctics of these three units, in order to find a balance between the logistical and the human needs. The care and attention payed to every detail of our design is a way to respect those who live and pratice in these units – both patients and medical staff.

Climat & Transition hinges on the relationship between the spaces of the hospital and the external environment, the support of wandering, and finally the rhythm and temporality specific to services. Our interventions focus on the painting, signage, lighting and furniture.

Climat & transition CHU Strasbourg

Climat & transition CHU Strasbourg

Climat & transition CHU Strasbourg


The redesigning of three units of neurology in CHU (University Hospital) in Strasbourg.

Isabelle Daëron, Aurélie Eckenschwiller and Marie Coirié, with the participation of Mélanie Husson.
Steering commitee:
Fabrique de l'Hospitalité, Direction de site, doctors, managers, cultural representative of CHU de Lille, City of Strasbourg, Drac Alsace, Frac Alsace, Frédérique Ehrmann, artist.
Project management:
Direction de site de l’Hôpital de Hautepierre.

Les Hôpitaux universitaires de Strasbourg
Financial partners HUS :
City of Strasbourg, DRAC Alsace, ARS Alsace, Conseil général du Bas-Rhin, Région Alsace, les laboratoires Biogen-Idec, Novartis et Lunbeck.


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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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