Born a stone’s throw from Marseille, Axel Chay is one of those creative people who highlight the talents of the city. A graduate in commerce and marketing, he launched himself into design in 2013, while returning to his southern homeland – a place that inspires the colors, the graphic waves, and the sensuality that emerge from his work. As for his personal pantheon, the southerner has chosen Donald Judd, but also Julio Le Parc and the Memphis movement as his muses. Among the remarkable pieces in his repertoire are the “Parad” armchair, a true evocation of sea bathing, his “Modulations” lighting, and the “Septem” benches and stool. His work can be seen until 18 June at the Maison ARCHIK in Paris.