When public parks were first built in the 19th century, domesticated nature was introduced at the heart of the city. These places which are now integral part of the urban landscape were once planned to serve a function and constitute green enclaves. By contrast, some autonomous and moveable devices accompany city dwellers and provide welcome breaks in the city.
Topique-ciel is a local network making use of rainwater during urban breaks. It contains a rainwater collector, a pipe and a reflecting element. The latter offers an image of the sky thanks to the rainwater. Its hydrophobic surface mirrors segments of sky that the viewer may contemplate at will.
Dimensions: 7 x 1,30 x 2,70 m.
Materials: lacquered steel, coated fabric, marine plywood and rubber.
Design team :
Isabelle Daëron, Claire Aubadie-Ladrix (intern).
Production: Ezeka, Entreprise Bourgoin.
Production: Lille design.
Lille design Prize.
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.
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.