Melding rational forms with poetry, Mathieu Lehanneur has become a rising star of a new generation of designers.
In only a short period of time the French designer Mathieu Lehanneur has established himself as a rising star of the global design community. He creates breakthrough work at the nexus of design and the human body, bionic structures, geometric forms, and both the rational and irrational sides of science. Lehanneur shapes aesthetic objects that provide astounding insight into the complexity of organic systems as well as cleverly address and comment on social issues.
This first monograph is a cutting-edge collection of Mathieu Lehanneur's creative explorations in the areas of interior design, product design, and art. The featured work includes filtration systems of interior air by plants, a recuperative sleeping space based on physiological studies of sleeping disorders, workshop rooms for children at the Centre Pompidou, ceramic jars created from population data provided by the UN, and the stunning redesign of the chancel of a Romanesque church that is as modern as it is timeless.
The book includes an extensive conversation between Hans Ulrich Obrist and Mathieu Lehanneur as well as texts by the Museum of Modern Art's Paola Antonelli and designer Ross Lovegrove, among other contributors.