Brutal went to meet Camille Esnée in his studio in Rennes. She shares a beautiful workshop with the members of the collective at 300.
Camille is an object designer. After her baccalaureate in 2012, she joined the ceramic DMA of Sèvres. On leaving school, she decides to go and work in Amsterdam with a great ceramist. Shortly after this experience, she decides to return to her city to set up her project. In 2017, she set up her micro-enterprise and co-founded the designer collective Au 300. The collective draws its strength from its multidisciplinarity, by combining the expertise of object designers, graphic designers and space designers. Through this dynamic, the collective aims to represent the discipline of design in Rennes and wishes to disseminate and perpetuate the culture of design to a variety of audiences. What brings together the designers of 300 above all is their common vision of this practice and the desire to share it with local players, for the curious.
Camille's practice is anchored in a desire to combine her know-how, her curiosity related to materials, her reflection on daily uses and the stories they tell about users. She creates objects that are part of the desire to perpetuate and re-examine the know-how that has been passed on to her. She also designs objects that enhance the daily life of users by inviting them to rethink their way of interacting with them. From these two approaches results a hybrid practice of self-publishing which characterizes his identity as a designer.
Through the work of ceramics, Camille gives us a sparkling, geometric universe, in search of an imagination. She mixes various techniques such as molding, turning and assembly. Above her lathe, she has installed a small shelf with all these first prototypes.
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