« I create objects and art installations that reinterpret emblematic elements of our cultures. They are an invitation to see beyond our common sense of reality, to detect the marvelous in the ordinary of our daily lives. »
French designer, graduated from ENSCI-Les Ateliers, Astrid Hauton contributed for three years to the development of more sustainable crafts in Southeast Asia, in the program Switch-Asia. Based in Hanoi, she collaborated with various commu- nities of artisans in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia, and international institutions such as UNIDO or UNEP. She thus developed a deep commitment to the enhancement of cultural identities through design.
Upon her return to France, she created her own design studio and enters Les Ateliers de Paris to promote this approach to the high-end decoration market.
Laureate of the Kyoto Contemporary residency in 2017, she immersed herself into the philosophy of Japanese artisans who approach creation as an art of living. She then decided to set up the studio in the middle of nature and introduced the practice of meditative drawing and contemplative walking into her creative process.