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BIOGRAPHY

Thomas is an object designer/artist focused on experimental means of production. After receiving a bachelor in Product Design at the ESAD of Reims, he graduated from the Contextual Design Master Course of the Design Academy Eindhoven in 2016. Thomas’ working process could be summed up by a quest for alternative productions, suited for fictional objects. His practice revolves around altering different techniques and materials and implementing them in various scenarios. Eager to find ways of functioning outside of the usual expectations, he explores objects and techniques from an Outsider point of view. The result is imaginary objects from another place, showing a landscape of objects that could have been, imagining unknown artifacts if we had decided to take an unexpected turn at one point or another in time. A landscape strangely similar to ours, or at least strangely similar to our customs. Ultimately, the works serve as a deforming mirror of our own environment and habits, a production of objects that widens the field of possibilities.


EDUCATION

2016 Contextual Design Master, Design Academy Eindhoven, Netherlands

2013 Product Design Bachelor, ESAD Reims, France

EXHIBITIONS

2019 THE (FUNCTIONAL) ART OF THIS CENTURY, Functional Art Gallery, Berlin, DE

2019 WE COULDN’T FIND THE DOOR - MORPH, Fey Arts, FR

2019 FROM DUSK TO DAWN - MORPH, K11 Foundation, Guangzhou, CN

2019 IN REAL LIFE, Everyday Gallery, Antwerp, BE

2019 PALACE OF PLAY ~ MORPH, Collectible Design Off Site Event, Brussels, BE

2019 FAR, Nilufar Gallery, Milan, IT

2019 DISSOLVING VIEWS ~ MORPH, Salone del Mobile, Milan, IT

2018 COLLECTIBLE DESIGN, Modern Design Review, Brussels, BE

2018 READY SET GO, Better Known As Collective, Salone Del Mobile, Milan, IT

2018 MUTANT MATTER, Dutch Invertuals, Salone Del Mobile, Milan, IT

2018 RE FORM Design Biennale, Munkeruphus, DK

2018 PROEME BRUT, Design Museum Gent, BE

2018 LOST AND FOUND IN THE SIGHTS, GuangZhou, CN

2018 LA TOTALE, Studio Orta - Les Moulins, FR

2018 M O R P H, Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven, NL

2018 DE BUITENPOST, Dutch Invertuals, Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven, NL

2017 THE GRADUATE(S), Carpenters Workshop Gallery, Paris, FR

2017 ENLIGHTEN, Dutch Invertuals X Luxaflex, Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven, NL

2017 FUNDAMENTALS, Dutch Design Week with Dutch Invertuals, Eindhoven, NL

2017 THE GRADUATE(S), Carpenters Workshop Gallery, London, UK

2017 D’DAYS, Musée des Arts Décoratif with Dutch Invertuals, Paris, FR

2017 CONCRETE PLAYGROUND, Pip Expo, Den Haag, NL

2017 HARVEST, Salone del Mobile with Dutch Invertuals, Milan, IT

2017 DESIGNING THE SURFACE, Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam, NL

2016 IN NEED OF..., Graduation Show Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven, NL

2016 NIGHT SOIL - MELANIE BONAJO, Set design with Theo Demans and Clemence Seilles, FOAM museum, Amsterdam, NL

2016 DO DISTURB VOL.2, Group Exhibition, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, FR

2015 RENAISSANCE LILLE 3000, Group Exhibition/Workshop/Pop Up Store, Lille, FR

2015 WORK AT HOME, Group Exhibition, Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven, NL

2015 SUSPENDED GOODS DELICATE HOLES, with Theo Demans,Group Exhibition at Deborah Bowmann Gallery, Amsterdam, NL

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