Aimed at the new generations of creators with a particular eye on the choice of materials, color combinations and a dimension of storytelling, in artifacts made with outstanding workmanship, Theoreme Editions – a name based on one of the masterpieces of Pier Paolo Pasolini, Teorema – produces works of strong aesthetic impact, in which art and experimentation become essential codes for a reinterpretation of contemporary design.
The founders are David Giroire, owner of a communications agency, and Jérôme Bazzocchi, who comes from the cosmetics industry, both of whom are passionate about design. After debuting in 2019 with a line created by new French talents, selected through painstaking research, this year the company unveils Collection #2, objects and furnishings by a team of talented designers (some names: Wendy Andreu, Matéo Garcia, Hall.Haus, Adrien Messié, Pool Studio), invited to interpret the poetics of Theoreme Editions.
The brief given to the designers consisted of three words: sculptural, monolithic and minimalist. This resulted in ten works having a strong bond with modern art, sculpture and the era of technical reproducibility (to reference the famous essay by Walter Benjamin): like the Constantin bench by Francesco Balzano made from a single piece of travertine; the Fibonacci table by Adrien Messié, based on the famous numerical sequence and marked by a strong material contrast between a top in white lacquered wood and a matte green ceramic base; or the Chain Vase by Services Généraux, which reinterprets the shape of the links of a chain.
The Udo Udo table by Hall.House, with an organic structure, is instead the result of constant pursuit of the fluid forms that can be given to wood, while the aluminium lamps of SCMP Design Office take their cue from American minimalism.
Specifically evoking artistic currents such as Surrealism and Cubism, we can mention Vase by Matéo Garcia, in lacquered fiberglass – a combination between 3D scanning and traditional sculpture techniques – and the Achille chairs by POOL Studio, shaped with a fluid material that slides onto a lively, colorful metal cube.
Finally, the industrial era of machines and mass production is narrated in the Pleat Console made by Victoria Wilmotte with Atelier François Pouenat, in the chair by Exercice composed of two bent aluminium sheets, and in the Maze Mirror by Wendy Andreu, an impressive monolith on a human scale featuring an original game of reflections through which to observe without being perceived.