Matali Crasset's wild houses.
Following her Shelter Press debut (Les capes
), in collaboration with The Cultural Gallery, Monaco, Paris-based designer Matali Crasset shares today the second output in our publication series together. Wood
presents the “maisons sylvestre”, four small dwellings or “feral houses” located within the 5000-hectares forest of the Dompcevrin, Fresnes-au-Mont, Lahaymeix, Nicey-sur-Aire, Pierrefitte-sur-Aire and Ville-devant-Beirain along the Sentier du vent pathway in France. Revolving around those cabins, a spoon, a chair, blankets and apples are shown in the book.
Matali Crasset (born 1965 in Chalons en Champagne, lives and works in Paris) has a background in industrial design
. As exemplified by one of her emblematic objets, the column of hospitality When Jim goes to Paris
, Crasset questions the evidence of the codes that govern our daily life, in order to free oneself from it and to experiment. Thus she develops new typologies articulated around principles such as modularity, appropriation
, flexibility, and network. Her work is characterized by the refusal of pure shape, and is thought as a dynamic research made of hypothesis. She collaborates in various fields such as handicraft, electronic music
, scenography, furniture design, graphic design
, and interior design. Matali Crasset spent her childhood in a small village in the north of France, in a farm where work and life were intimately bound.