Studio Idaë

Topique-eau non potable

Urban design

Topique-eau non potable

By the 19th century, Paris had set up a network for non-drinkable water to be used for watering public gardens and cleaning the streets. This network is in danger of being abandoned because it is shabby and underused. Therefore we should think of new ways to make use of this water, drawn from the Seine and the Ourq canal. Topique-eau non potable suggests three possible ways to use this water:

– a pond which includes a phytopurification system and spigots for collective gardens

– a cleaning point for the common areas of apartment buildings

– a cooling point for public places

Topique-eau non potable, Isabelle Daëron

Topiques, l’eau, l’air, la lumière et la ville, Galerie Audi talents, novembre 2016.

Topique-eau non potable, Isabelle Daëron

Topique-eau non potable, Isabelle Daëron

Topique-eau non potable, Isabelle Daëron

Topique-eau non potable, Isabelle Daëron

Topique-eau non potable, Isabelle Daëron

Topique-eau non potable, Isabelle Daëron

Dimensions and materials:
- pond: 2 x 1,50 x 0,30m, composite materials
- chantepleure: 25 x 14 x 14cm, flexible PVC
- cleaning point: 98 x 27 x 27cm, concrete, resin
- cooling point: 1,50 x 1,50 x 0,30m, stainless steel, cast iron, concrete, methacrylate resin

Isabelle Daëron, Pauline Avrillon, Louise Raguet (intern), Camille Jégo (intern), Xavier Miclet, Rototech, Bernard Justin, Christophe Rovelli, Art Tech Composites, Materialize, Ezeka.
Thanks to Double 2 and especially to Aurélie Baron.

The prototype was made within the Audi Talents Award programme.
Photo credits: Pierre Lucet-Penato (photos Galerie Audi talents), Fabien Breuil (photos Tuileries).


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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