Pool at Interieur Biennale

Here’s the truth: We haven’t visited France in nearly a decade, and though we know there’s a scene there full of wonderful young talents on the verge of something huge, we’d be hard pressed to dissect it with the same kind of intimate knowledge that we bring to the players on our own soil. That said, if there’s one studio we’ve kind of been obsessing over lately, it’s Pool — the Paris-based duo of Léa Padovani and Sébastien Kieffer, who met while working for designer Noe Duchaufour-Lawrence. As Pool, they’ve created products for La Chance, Petite Friture, and Gallery S. Bensimon, and in Kortrijk this week, at the Interieur Biennale, they’re gathering their best work together under one roof. The exhibition Walk the Line, on view until Sunday, includes previous favorites, like their hammered copper and painted metal Maillet lamp, as well as never before seen works like the green Trophé vase at the top of this post. Go see it if you’re in the area, and if you’re not, keep an eye on this page for great things coming down the pike and read on for even more fantastic images.

Walktheline 02 ©POOL Lampe Maillet ©POOL Walktheline 01 ©POOL Fauteuil Circle Gallery S.Bensimon ©POOL Table Contrepoids ©POOL Walktheline 03 ©POOL 2014_vase_trophé ©POOL 2014_suspension_trait&cercle_03 ©POOL 2014_fauteuil_circle_01 ©POOL 2014_lampe_maillet_01 ©POOL 2014_Table_basse_contrepoid_01 ©POOL