Studio Idaë

The origin of natural pigments

Set design

The origin of natural pigments

Designed as part of Printemps Français in Kyiv, this project gathers 7 window display telling about the mineral and plant origin of natural pigments. Constituted of cut paper, realized by  Daria Alyoshkina — ukrainian artist, working on technic of vytynanka —, and wood panels, each window reveals a landscape and tell about relationships between a color and its environment. Ukrainian craft products distributed by the store Vsi Svoi are placed in the scenes according to their color.

Vsi Svoi Kiev Printemps Français

Vsi Svoi Kiev Printemps Français

Vsi Svoi Kiev Printemps Français

Vsi Svoi Kiev Printemps Français

April 2019
Dimension of a window: 2,30x3,50x0,80m

Isabelle Daëron,
Floriane Roué,
Pauline Avrillon,
et Valentin Aubois-Liogier (stagiaire).

This project was carried out as part of Printemps Français / Institut Français d'Ukraine in Kiev, on a proposal of Anna Dovbnya and in collaboration with Maino Ukraine (Anastasiia Biletska and Sana Shevchenko), with the participation of Daria Alyoshkina and thanks to the work of a ukrainian professionnal team.


Home office: 17 rue Dombasle 75015 Paris
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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