Minimalism, brutalism and asceticism define the work of the Hiromi studio. Its designer, Johanna de Clisson, sculpts white ceramics with pure and archetypal lines. The precision of her hand, her taste for detail and her freedom compose hybrid pieces between art and design. Discover her interview here.
Trained as an artistic director and a graduate of the École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, Johanna de Clisson launched her workshop just two years ago. She offers a new way of working with ceramics. More than the material itself, it is the exploration of volumes that motivates her, shunning the ornamental in favor of the ascetic.
At the center of her inspirations, the graphic architecture of Carlo Scapa, the raw concrete of Le Corbusier and Tadao Ando, the series of water towers of Bernd and Hilla Becher, the industrial photographs of Bernd and Hilla Becher or the sensual lines of Alvar Aalto animate her work.
His drawings and research are in search of pure and archetypal forms. The precision of his hand, his taste for detail and his freedom produce raw but poetic objects, like his light sculpture Objet 24, a table lamp that is both captivating and endearing with its stubby foot, its bell-shaped shade and its googly cavities.