I’ve met Clémentine Pautrot – Winner of Sofitel MyBed and Wallpaper* Magazine design competitors – within the foyer of Munchen’s former Post Office turned luxurious Sofitel lodge. Just like her inviting set up, she was a focus within the room, a vivid colour in a sea of darkness.
Modesty Charms, Elegance Conquers
Thanks to Decoist and being flown out to Munchen by Sofitel’s superb staff for his or her fabulous celebration of this worldwide design competitors winner – French designer Clémentine Pautrot – I acquired to satisfy a vibrant and modest younger lady who seemed like she has seen her goals come alive. Probably as a result of she has, when the set up she imagined in sketches was complementing Sofitel’s beautiful foyer.
She’s trustworthy and galvanizing, making use of simplicity not solely to her designs, however to day-to-day life as nicely. And she was type sufficient to reply a couple of questions. Enjoy!
Clémentine Pautrot – Winner of Sofitel MyBed and Wallpaper* Magazine design competitors
Ada Teicu: After assembly you at Sofitel Munich Bayerpost, my thoughts accepts your identify as synonym to a soothing sleep. Please add depth to this shallow information by sharing your story up to now with us.
Clémentine Pautrot: I am a French inside designer. I studied in Paris and I have been working for two years in an company named “purple”. Most of our tasks are home windows or merchandising props for jewelers and watchmakers like Cartier, Hermes and so on.… I assume it’s a nice problem to disclose the model’s id via very delicate particulars. I like this refinement. We even have a packaging exercise and we do inside design. I’d wish to have a while to journey, uncover different cultures and methods of life.
Ada: A pal forwarded you the hyperlink to the Sofitel/Wallpaper design competitors. How did you think about the result when you entered and the way did it differ from actual life?
Clémentine: When I heard concerning the competitors, it impressed me and I did some analysis. I drafted some concepts. It was only a week earlier than the deadline when I completed my work. I didn’t anticipate to win and even be shortlisted. So I didn’t actually take into consideration the result. Once in Munich we did a video and a photograph-shoot. I didn’t think about it will be so lengthy! But Wallpaper* staff has been so nice to work with and Sofitel employees very welcoming. It was a very nice expertise. I sit up for see the article within the July challenge of Wallpaper* !
Celebrating Clementine Pautrot’s MyBed™-Inspired Sleeping Universe
Ada: How did the design course of go when you entered the competitors?
Clémentine: Once I entered the competitors, I didn’t see the shortlisted announcement. It was an actual shock when Wallpaper contacted me by the top of February. They provided me an opportunity to return to Munich the week after. I met the Sofitel and Wallpaper groups to arrange the occasion and I had a gathering with Nitzan & Cohen Design Studio to debate the design of the setup within the foyer. A few emails and a month after, I was again in Munich for the mattress’s set up. Everything seemed like my sketch even when we modified a number of supplies. In April, I had a number of interviews within the Oyster Suite. Then, on the 4th of April, we had the cocktail within the foyer with German, Belgian, English and French journalists and bloggers.
Ada: What concept or picture on the Sofitel Munich Bayerpost occasion caught with you?
Clémentine: Spending a couple of hours putting in the lights and making the mattress look good. When we took the primary image, it was precisely like my sketch! It appeared nice, I was actually proud.
Ada: You’re French and your tradition is called stylish, elegant and relaxed. How does this affect your design perspective?
Clémentine: I don’t consider within the French “stylish”. It shouldn’t be an affect for me, however sobriety, simplicity are. Just form & materials, no flourish.
Ada: This set up was your means of materializing falling asleep. Where did you discover inspiration?
Clémentine: My inspiration was my very own expertise of sleeping. When I go to sleep, I simply let my thoughts escape from my physique. In my goals, I stay so many adventures; it is sort of a parallel playground. This means I get away from actuality and free my thoughts. I see it as climbing an infinite ladder.
Ada: This Sleep Universe you imagined for Sofitel begs the query: What does your bed room appear to be?
Clémentine: Very easy. Messy and tidy on the similar time. With numerous handmade gadgets and little souvenirs. What I like about it’s the mild coming by means of the orange curtains within the morning.
Ada: What do you assume are key elements for a restful sleep from a design viewpoint?
Clémentine: Quietness and a sense of security are essential. The mattress have to be like a cocoon, it should shield the sleeper from the surface rowdiness.
Ada: What do you dream at night time?
Clémentine: I dream so much. Younger, I even dreamed a lot that I awoke exhausted. My goals are a distorted model of my on a regular basis life.
Ada: How has this design competitors change you and your work?
Clémentine: No huge modifications however I really feel extra self-assured.
Ada: What’s subsequent in your design path?
Clémentine: I am nonetheless working in the identical company, based mostly in Paris. I study lots. Maybe I will attempt another competitions.
I strongly encourage Clementine to do as she says, attempt new competitions and attain new heights in goals, whichever type they could be – daydreams or distorted variations of on a regular basis life. After all, we will say we stay in three worlds – actuality, daydreaming and night time dreaming.