Born in France in 1979, Ionna Vautrin is graduated from L'Θcole de design Nantes Atlantique in 2002. She worked successively for Camper in Spain, and by the Studios of George J. Sowden in Italy and of Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec in France. At the same time she develops its own works with differents design companies: first time with Industreal in Milan, then with the Tools Galerie in Paris and since 2010 with Foscarini.
|Country of Manufacture: Italy|
The Foscarini keynote is research, into forms and materials, as well as ideas. Established in 1981 in Venice, Foscarini started out by exploring the opportunities offered by Murano glass. The management assures brand identity and coherence by careful conservation of its Murano heritage, whilst being ever ready to consider new objectives and to exercise its rare capacity for talent scouting.
The company works with both established designers who've created new trends and with younger, emerging exponents of alternative styles and approaches. This makes for a highly original catalogue and one of the most varied in the sector. Over the years, the range of materials used has expanded to include satin-finished glass, polyethylene, wood and aluminium, as well as patented materials such as an exclusive textured glass-tissue and carbone fibre composite or Kevlar R.