American Design Hot List 2014
Atelier de Troupe
Los Angeles, atelierdetroupe.com
Run by Gabriel Abraham, this L.A. studio had a standout collection of lighting at this year’s ICFF.
What is American design to you, and what excites you about it?
American design is a brand new idea for me — it’s like how the French New Wave cinema was influenced by American classic movies. Design in America is reinventing the classic European model.
What are your plans and highlights for the upcoming year?
We at Atelier de Troupe believe the best design comes out of collaboration, very much like cinema. We are excited about our new collections for spring 2015; one designed by young UK designer Dean Edmonds for Atelier de Troupe, as well as a collaboration with Seattle glass artist, John Hogan.
What inspires your work in general?
I come from cinema, so that is my deepest influence. The ambiance in a ’60s French or Italian movie; the atmosphere of an Antonioni, Buñuel, or Melville film is what inspires De Troupe’s products.