Marie-Pier Guilmain and Maud Beauchamp's new joint venture MPGMB features pieces that are playful, collaborating to create designs that are both intuitive, spontaneous and witty. Their Piédestaux food pedestals are a reflection of the pair's principal aesthetics. Inspired by the work of Ettore Sottsass, Italian architect and designer of the late 20th century, the the pedestals are disks that can be stacked by the user, resulting in multiple looks - sculptural cutting boards, presentation platters or kitchen work surfaces.
The stacked disks vary in size and thickness and are created from marble and wood. Colour also varies, the wood is either natural or painted, and this allows for the user to pick and choose the style they want to match their interior. The disk-shaped pieces are simplistic but fun to use, a mix and match interior piece that allows for multiple configurations. Again here can be seen Guilmain and Beauchamp's fun approach towards their pieces; they combine resourceful curiosity with a desire to create narrative and optimistic material explorations.
Inspired by manufacturing processes, craftsmanship, materials, textures, proportions and forms gleaned throughout their travels and also everyday discoveries and surroundings, the stools are part of their ever-evolving and diverse set of prototypes, self-edited small series and mass-produced objects.
Photo Credit Daphné Caron