A facetious designer, Elise Fouin finds inspiration during her visits to production sites.
A facetious designer, Elise Fouin finds inspiration during her visits to production sites. Accustomed to workbenches as well as the open air, she cultivates the unexpected, the shift, the transformation. Her approach: optimize the manufacturing process and put the material in play. It is with her hands first that this designer tames it not to lock it in a form but to observe it, to turn around it, to take it in hand to put it in movement. To give it spirit. The materials are thus transfigured, thanks to reformulated typologies, combined with new technology. In all the projects that she leads, there is playfulness, lightness and mischief, with all the inherent behaviour of design. She deploys a marabou of poetic strings where fragility and solidity of things meet. "Design is like nature, it is the field of possibilities" underlines the designer who diverts the constraints and offers new horizons.
Tumulys comes from the contraction of Tumulus and Lys since Les Tissages de la Lys is the name of the Manufacture of the house Jules Pansu installed near the banks of the river Lys in Halluin. Tumulys is a collection that gives pride of place to colors and where the tapestry can be viewed from both sides. It echoes the slag heaps of Haut-de-France, these gray mountains that nature has colored over time. A dialogue initiated by Lille Design between the designer Elise Fouin and the house Jules Pansu in the context of Lille Metropole 2020, World Capital of Design. Partners, they have a true contemporary story to tell: that of perpetuating the heritage of crafts and design in a concern for humanism and the development of territories.
©Elise Fouin / Jules Pansu