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Cécile Dartiguenave

MA work

(design + engineering) x cheekiness = my essence

Equipped with a double bag made of mechanical engineering blended with design, I enjoy shaking one field up with the other; whether it is taking a lateral approach within a scientific frame or using a scientific tool to support creativity. Keeping the spirit of my Somersault Chair from last year, my final product brings back – irresistibly – the pleasure of moving. As part of a lifestyle and integrated into a home, it allows the user to unconsciously gain form and self-esteem in their own way, whatever the initial distance separating them from an athlete…

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  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Design

    Programme

    MA Innovation Design Engineering, 2009

  • (design + engineering) x cheekiness = my essence

    Equipped with a double bag made of mechanical engineering blended with design, I enjoy shaking one field up with the other; whether it is taking a lateral approach within a scientific frame or using a scientific tool to support creativity. Keeping the spirit of my Somersault Chair from last year, my final product brings back – irresistibly – the pleasure of moving. As part of a lifestyle and integrated into a home, it allows the user to unconsciously gain form and self-esteem in their own way, whatever the initial distance separating them from an athlete…

  • Degrees

  • Graduate Diploma Mechanical Engineering, École Normale Supérieure de Paris - Cachan, 2007; MEng Engineering Systems, École Normale Supérieure de Paris-Cachan, 2006; BSc Mechanics and Technology, École Normale Supérieure de Paris-Cachan, 2005
  • Experience

  • Tutor (Maths, Physics & Chemistry), Acticours Ltd, London, 2008 to present; Workshop Leader, Volute Créations, Paris, France, 2008; Research Internship, Lehrstuhl für Werkstoffkunde - Technische Universität Kaiserslautern, Kaiserslautern, Germany, 2006; Apprenticeship, Atelier l'Aventurine, La Grand Combe, France, 2005
  • Exhibitions

  • BOOM!, Royal College of Art, 2009; Seoul Design Olympiad, Jamsil Stadium, Seoul, Korea, 2008; Royal College Mall, Royal College of Art, 2008
  • Awards

  • Red Cross Caricature - Red Cross Oxford Branch Centenary Anniversary Competition, 2009; Second prize, Hutchinson Whampoa/3 Mobile Lifephone Competition, 2008