©Yannick Labrousse

POOL was founded in 2010 by Léa Padovani (1981) and Sébastien Kieffer (1982), and is a Paris-based creative studio which takes design beyond furniture, encompassing graphics, artistic direction, and interior architecture.

Things took off for the duo with the Nouvelle Vague exhibition in Milan in 2011, then the VIA (design promotional body) awarded them its label for their recessed ceiling lighting system, and Cassina turned to them to produce a showcase for the work of Charlotte Perriand. These various facets of their work serve to stimulate the pluri-disciplinary reflection around artisanal collaboration, which is present in each stage of the realization of a project. As such, the clean lines that characterize the play of volumes find physical form thanks to an exchange, with POOL overseeing the various skills through to the finished article. A table, a visual identity, or a restaurant: All of these can simultaneously illustrate the new interpretation of material and the images of a given story, which always deals with simplicity. Without stylistic verbosity nor ostentatious effects, this can be read for what it is; autonomous, independent, self-produced.

Some of our clients: Petite Friture, Habitat, CVL luminaires, Cassina, The Future Perfect, Extrait café, Versant édition, La Chance, Lapeyre, Atelier François Pouenat.