DESIGNER PROFILE Gwenael Nicolas
|1966||Born in France|
|1988||Bachelor of Arts degree in Interior Design at E.S.A.G, Paris|
|1991||Master of Arts degree in Industrial Design at RCA, London|
|1991||Freelance in Japan|
|1998||Established CURIOSITY INC.|
|2004||Master of Arts degree in Interior Design at E.S.A.G, Paris|
ABOUT CURIOSITY INC.
CURIOSITY is a multidisciplinary studio based in Tokyo, created by French designer Gwenael Nicolas. The studio is constantly redefining the boundary of design, from interior design to architecture and product design. Not in an abstract way but realistically by collaborating with a large spectrum of companies and clients, to create new products, develop new materials and define new design identities.
The characteristics of curiosity design are translucency, emotional coloring and attractive forms. It is only when you come to use the products or encounter the space that you realize the designs are not just about superficial beauty but that considerable thought as also gone into their functionality. The design originates from a story board with people as the central focus, then he incorporates an element of discovery and unpredictability in the design. Each project design is like a perfume with the first, the second and the third note. At first the design seems cool and abstract, but when you interact with it, “surprise” something unexpected happen, a smile appear on your lips and finally the more you use it the more you feel attached to it.