在 “清晰的想法 “的驱使下，经过多轮的 “提炼”，他找到了自己构思建筑的方法。
他同样热衷于 “随机”、直觉和 “幸运的意外”，他喜欢把它们添加到一个任务的理性故事中。 尽管有 “明确的想法”，但与姿态和形式相对应的是气氛–通过材料和质地得到加强。
A collection of luminous sculptures
Alexis is by trade an architectural designer and a maker of things.
Driven by “the clear idea” through many rounds of “distillation”, he has found his way of conceiving architecture.
He is equally passionate about “the Random”, the intuition and the “lucky accident”, which he likes to add to the rational story of a task. Despite “the clear idea,” the counterpart to gesture and form is atmosphere – enhanced through material and texture.
Just like the mind and the heart are an inseparable amalgam that constitutes us humans, Alexis brings the Rational and the Intuitive into one selected snapshot. Through tireless discussion, experimentation and countless iterations he at last arrives at the most suitable result.
Alexis depicts craftsmanship, especially the skill of thoughtful joinery, as the integral part of anything being made – beyond sign, gesture and symbol.
Deeply inspired by a recent visit to a small paper factory run by a Japanese paper maker, the intimate manufacturing process and the attributes of the handmade raw material inspired him to make something out of paper.
The atmosphere of spaces becomes eminent by the objects that those spaces carry and become their souls. They are fixed stars on the firmament of built environments.
Light fixtures and sculpture are among those objects. Alexis seeked to challenge the idea of conventional paper lamps.
Clothing and bedding – more precisely mundane, functional objects such as down jackets, blankets and stuffed cushions are the inspirational back bone to his work shown here.
He transformed the notion of comfort, softness and the casual into a series of luminous sculptures.
The cells, out of which these sculptures are conceived, are stitched and sewed together, combined to form their predominant character. The seams add rhythm and melody. The threat from which the cells are connected pay tribute to the actual fiber of the paper itself – holding itself together.
The principle of combining cells, stuffed with translucent polyurethane wool from recycled plastic, creates the guiding principle to conceive numerous objects varying in size and dimension. The racks holding the translucent shapes are designed as the counterpart – slender, dematerialized, black, reductive and graphical, they strengthen the aspects of lightness.
Short: …the down jacket turns into an illuminated object through the craft of handmade Japanese paper making.
From the worked up fibers of banana plants, the objects of this series of luminous sculptures are made and assembled in Bali.
Designer: Alexis Dornier
Banana Paper: Naruse
Photograph: Pete Kamynin