Marc Ange

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Marc Ange

Marc Ange is a Franco-Italian artist and designer, based between Paris and Los Angeles. He is the founder and artistic director of Bloom Room, an agency specialized in "creating the extraordinary":[1] interior design, art direction, furniture and object design, branding, graphic design… He is also the co-founder of the furniture brand Chimère Edition and the champagne brand Le Bal du Hibou.

Early life and family[edit]

Marc Ange was born on April 11, 1978 in Rome. His official biography begins with "Marc Ange was born in the Holy City of Rome, under the terror of the Red Brigades, in a rootless family with a surreal story, torn between art, religion and madness".[2] His mother, a painter, comes from a wealthy Roman family whose members have dedicated their life to art. His father, a businessman and adventurous entrepreneur, comes from a very poor family of Sicilian, French and Spanish descent. At age 5, Marc Ange immigrated to France with his parents.

Career[edit]

Marc Ange graduated from the Parisian ESDI design school in 2002. He then left France to regain his native Italy and started a car designer career with major companies in Turin. After a few years in the automotive field, and tired of the monotony associated with creative specialization,[3] Marc Ange decided to return to France in order to create his own studio. In 2008, he founded Bloom Room, an agency dedicated to "the creation of extraordinary".

His detachment from any specialty allows Marc Ange to freely explore the grey area between creative art and design, and therefore develop projects by intertwining conceptual and stylistic values from other artistic universes.

Marc Ange's agency Bloom Room was quickly recognized for its ultra-creative nature: he was thus entrusted with the design of objects, spaces or vehicles for brands such as: Louis Vuitton,[4] Moët & Chandon, Jean-Paul Gaultier,[5] Paco Rabanne,[6][7] Penhaligon's, Peugeot,[8] Citroen, Ferrari, Cassina

In 2011, he created Chimère Edition with Frédéric Stouls.[9] Chimère Edition is "the first contemporary furniture company dedicated to pets" according to Le Monde.[10]

In 2012, Marc Ange co-founded with Julien Bologna the high-end Champagne brand Le Bal du Hibou.[11]

In 2015, Marc Ange partnered with Raphael Lancrey-Javal to develop his creative agency internationally: the year after, Bloom Room opened a second design office in Downtown Los Angeles. Flaunt Magazine welcomed him with a spread in their "Ohlalaland" issue, where Marc Ange designed the epitome of a Franco-Angeleno house.

Creative universe[edit]

His tumultuous childhood as well his relationship with his speechless brother are the foundation of Marc Ange's artistic universe: both ambivalent and contrasting, where beauty is enhanced by horror,[12] where perfection exists through error, where harmony needs its hazards.[13] Childhood is also very present in Marc Ange's creations, including some deliberate confusion of the real and the unreal, and a sense of naive and nostalgic hope. Cinema is also a great source of inspiration for Marc Ange, because of its ability to unleash all possibilities. The artist and designer is fascinated by the poetry and aesthetics of filmmakers such as Luchino Visconti, Michelangelo Antonioni, Federico Fellini, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Stanley Kubrick and David Lynch.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bloom Room Studio". Bloom Room Studio.
  2. ^ "Bloom Room Studio : Une Famille Fantastique". Flodeau.
  3. ^ "Bloom Room : tout ce qu'il faut savoir sur eux". Cotemaison.fr.
  4. ^ "Marc Ange, le designer fantastique". deco.fr.
  5. ^ "Luxury Daily". www.luxurydaily.com.
  6. ^ "Olympéa le nouveau parfum de Paco Rabanne". Luxsure. May 22, 2015.
  7. ^ "Olympéa, la nouvelle élue olfactive de Paco Rabanne". ladepeche.fr.
  8. ^ "Le showroom rouvre ses portes". www.sportetstyle.fr.
  9. ^ "Une cage à bascule créée par Frédéric Stouls et Marc Ange, le duo de Chimère". www.elle.fr.
  10. ^ Godfrain, Marie (August 31, 2012). "Marc Ange, l'ami des bêtes". Le Monde.fr (in French). ISSN 1950-6244.
  11. ^ http://www.lebalduhibou.com
  12. ^ "Bloom Room : tout ce qu'il faut savoir sur eux". Cotemaison.fr.
  13. ^ "Empreintes-digitales : BLOOM ROOM : l'agence des 4+1 fantastiques (designers)". Empreintes-digitales.

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