Career. An architect trained at the Ecole des Beaux arts in Paris, as soon as she had her diploma in hand, she created a collective where one could find photographers, landscape gardeners, graphic designers, as the driving forces conceiving innovative projects. Since the 2000’s along with her partner Leiko Oshima, she started the So-An agency. A Japanese word meaning conception and composition, which opens up know territories, and speaks of the essence of know-how.

Signature Style. A taste for minimal straight lines, structure and composition. She emphasises and enhances elements from the past that she revitalises through a particular attention to the very precise consideration of light and the usage of contemporary materials, oriented towards the present and future.

She loves. She is well versed in Fashion, which gives her a particular affinity for the impeccable fall of fabric and sumptuous textures, but also an ease for creating spaces for brands associated with clothing, such as boutiques for Zadig & Voltaire, Tara Jarmon and also the showrooms for Valérie Hash and Aurélie Bidermann.

Showstoppers. For her way of mixing different disciplines, from brand identity, to events, to architecture. From ephemeral events for Hermès and Cartier to the creation of furniture in perforated sheet metal, steel, concrete, onyx, cashmere and resin, one finds an openness to all the artistic collaborations possible.

Whats up. A castle hotel in Charente, three apartments in Tel Aviv, ‘LE66 Beirut’ a 1000 square meter concept store in Beirut, villas in Ibiza and in Portugal. A private home in Paris. She continues to work on a line of furniture, in particular for the brand Pouenat.

Copyright © Portrait: Guillaume Guerin / Reportage: Olivier Löser

Photo credits  : Domaine des Etangs – Olivier Loser

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