Pool is a Paris based creative studio founded by Léa Padovani and Sébastien Kieffer. following the paths of design, graphics, artistic direction and interior design, pool is characterised by a unique and total field of possibilities. the energy and exactitude of pool is deployed in the numerous collaborations they take pride in – whether with ateliers or factories – when they’re not designing their own furniture collection, with galleries and other international furniture editors.
Brought to light at the Nouvelle Vague exhibition in Milan in 2011, Léa Padovani and Sébastien Kieffer celebrate 10 years of joint creation, a dialogue on how their personal influences and their environment inspire a graphic and archetypal production. This joint reflection around design has pushed them into creating objects whose beauty and function are united, exploring the field of emotions and intentions. Whether it’s the Calée suspension collection in solid brass for CVL, their Tavla wood marquetry collection or the Achille armchair for Théorème éditions, their expertise is evident in the details and finishes of the objects they design.. Different facets nourish and stimulate the multidisciplinary reflection initiated around the artisanal collaboration present at every step of the realisation of a project.
POOL creations could come together within a large geometric composition of which they would have been the silent partners. Their vocabulary is there where the radical volumes and shapes and colours collide, affirming their appetite for graphic design. It’s this skill as interior designers and colourists we also find in their interior projects, as recently seen with the café Signé Extrait or recently in their private flat project ROF 01, where colours, shapes and materials seem to assemble together and form an obvious geometric combination.
Curious and collaborative by nature, POOL plunge themselves into the writing of scripts for French ateliers such as that of François Pouenat, or with Atelier François Pouenat for whom they developed the Barrel desk recently acquired by the Mobilier National. POOL is also involved in writing scenarios for French workshops such as François Pouenat or CVL Luminaires, for which they are the artistic director.