Milan

Oh La La!

Design in France

Juliette Gelli and Raphaël Pluvinage

Water Tower, 2017, Disseminating research – A system of communications
Triennale Milano, Viale Emilio Alemagna, Milan, Metropolitan City of Milan, Italy

Juliette Gelli uses multiple supports and tricks to give shape to shared moments and ideas; creating interactive and scenographic displays, posters or imaginary roller-coaster tokens.
As a graphic, product and set designer, the core of her explorations deals with making technomagic more tangible. Her research takes her to various fields, from Orange’s Data & Telecommunication laboratories to the CNRS (French National Centre of Scientific Research) lab benches. She also takes part in many musical journeys, as she is an active member of the collectif_sin~, a laboratory for musical and sinusoidal adventures, and as a partner of the musician Flavien Berger on paper, on screen and on stage.

Raphaël Pluvinage’s work unveils the social, aesthetic and political implications of contemporary technological systems. With Marion Pinaffo, he founded in 2015 the studio Pinaffo — Pluvinage. Whether an object, a game, an installation or a film, their projects all stem from a world where technology is turned on its head. Always joyful and deceptively child-like, they create a world where pleasure, play and experience become so many tools to engage the audience into the exploration of intangible phenomena.

Their work was shown at the Gaité Lyrique (Paris), at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs (Paris), at the Centre Pompidou (studio 13-16). Marion and Raphaël have been laureates of the Audi Talents Awards in 2016. In 2018, they explored the laws of physics, digital technology and electronics in a solo show at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs et du Design (Bordeaux).