This is one of those blogs I simply have to write and that, once complete, will leave me with even more questions than I had going in. Solenne Morigeaud studied fashion and textile design in Paris and London and then worked under prestigious designers at Lacroix and Dior. She now works on her own pursuing an ever changing vision in various media. Above is an example of her “hide and seek with the missing” collection that was inspired by the list of threatened flower species in Wallonia.
“Smoke and Mirrors” above is a custom wallpaper creation that incorporates laser cut glass with it’s backing partially removed. The play of shadow and light, reflection and absorbtion is incredibly striking and lends texture and depth in a most unexpected way.
The antique, a piece of art in it’s own right becomes a thing of mystery with the iridescent, and almost spectral, etched glass patterns. Detail below.
Solenne seemingly challenges any surface not just walls and mirrors in the search of depth, texture and fragility. Below is SynestheBag which she designed for “The Sensory Travel Experiences and Future Textiles” contest sponsored by Samsonite. The collection is inspired by synesthesia, a condition in which one experiences the blending of two or more senses. With that project, Solenne Morigeaud won the second price.