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Fauteuil “Curry Mango“, 2021

In just two years of existence, this French collective has imposed itself on the French scene, fueled by the ambition to make design accessible to as many people as possible, while maintaining high standards and quality.

Fauteuil “Curry Mango“, 2021
© Véronique Huyghe

Abdoulaye Niang, Sammy Bernoussi, Teddy Sanches, and Zakari Boukhari are four names to remember. Since 2020, this new generation of designers has formed the Hall Haus collective, where objects, experiences, and transmissions come together in a path between environment (Hall) and design (Haus). Having passed through Ensci Les Ateliers (for the first three) and the École des Arts et Métiers (for the latter), the quartet from the Parisian suburbs has been combining their multicultural and multidisciplinary skills in a subtle crossing of references. Their intention? To shape their vision of design within urban cultures and decorative arts in the tradition of Virgil Abloh (1980-2021) or Pharrell Williams, prolific and heterogeneous creators in a rapidly changing sector. After a residency with the Lafayette Anticipations Foundation, which they won by creating the Curry Mango armchair, inspired by the Quechua camping chair and Marcel Breuer’s Wassily chair, Hall Haus was a finalist for the Villa Noailles 2022 in the object design category. This totem creation fully defines the DNA of the collective and with which everything began.

Chaise ”Olympic palabre”, Dakar 2022
© Henry Diagne

Eco-design approach

In two years, these virtuosos have defined their style, inspired by both the Bauhaus movement and the street, in multiple projects. We owe them a reinterpretation of the Olympic Palabre chair, the Udo Udo coffee table in oak and glass, and geometric vases. Their collaborations include the Bauhaus Athletic Club to design a ceramic flask inspired by the traditional Japanese flask and a soccer ball. But also Adidas, to create various objects with the recycled plastic of the Stan Smith; and Foot Locker, inventing vases and other lamps by dissecting a Nike Air Max Plus TN to understand its structural complexity. With Ikea, they even imagined Camp Haus, a 16m² interior for three roommates where eco-design meets Mondrian style. Their workshops come full circle, transmitting their value and know-how in an ever-circular reflection to better involve young people in the world of design. Hall Haus has already mastered the main lines of its expertise, and their exhibitions confirm it. Like “Pour ceux” at the Union de la Jeunesse Internationale during Paris Design Week in 2022 and Maison et Objet in January 2023, in a spacious stand entirely yellow, with the effigy of their design studio.

Table “Udo Udo“ pour Théorème Éditions
© Mamadou DIakhité
Table “Udo Udo“ pour Théorème Éditions
© Valentin Fougeray

Nathalie Dassa