Like colors and materials, shapes influence our perception of what surrounds us and provoke a different emotion, whether they are rounded or straight. Designer Arthur Vallin has well understood this concept in developing his innovative and artistic creations, playing with shapes and materials to create a visual experiment.
Arthur Vallin first studied at the prestigious Penninghen Design Academy in Paris, from which he graduated with a master’s degree in art direction. As time went on, he made his mark and moved to New York. In 2012, he joined Harley and Company as an associate to develop the creative department. A challenge that he succeeded in meeting, thanks to immersive experience projects, while reinventing digital and communication campaigns. Arthur Vallin continues to experiment with shapes and materials, and collaborates with his team to create modern installations for clients such as Samsung, Adidas, CR Fashion Book, V Magazinem and Lincoln Center. These projects have won him the Cannes Lion, Clio Award, and other awards that have brought him international recognition.
His work, ahead of the trend, was inspired by a post by Mathieu Lehanneur, in which he cut a block of marble. Motivated and stirred to create pieces from a single block, he approached workshops in France and Italy.
During the confinement and via 2D and 3D imaging, he designed his first Chubby collection – released in early 2021 – which he is developing today in wood and bronze. From his place of designing objects and installations, where he seeks a new balance between forms and spaces while using innovative manufacturing processes with a strong visual impact, Arthur Vallin puts his curiosity for marble to good use by opposing the heaviness of the material to the lightness of a final rendering that sometimes seems to levitate, thanks to its ability to link balance to permanence.
In 2023, he received the Wallpaper Design Awards in the Best Construction category with his piece, “Extrude Coffee Table,” a limited-edition creation made of silver matte marble with a caressing result.
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