rarely does a graphic designer (two, in this case) go into the field of furniture design. we have to go far back in time to find them, to the times of the high and low reliefs. this is exactly what antoine audiau and manuel warosz have done, a couple of extraordinary parisian graphic artists who sign their works as antoine + manuel. the cabinet they have designed for this new collection brought out by bd barcelona design is a surprising mixture of applied arts, hieroglyphic language, contemporary graphics, fantasy and optimism. It is produced with the quality of yesterday but using today’s technologies.
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antoine audiau and manuel warosz met at art school in paris. ehen they left it was as a professional pair, under the name of antoine + manuel, representing the sum of two ways of working. each of them explores his favourite fields and methods of working. they combine hand drawing and computer illustration with photography and typographical design. the result, although varied, has an evident unity and a unique graphic style. the decorative arts museum in paris put on a retrospective exhibition of their work in 2009, including commissions for yale university, christian lacroix, sèvres, galleries lafayette and coca-cola. the cabinet they have designed for bd is their first work in the world of furniture.