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Designer Ramy Fischler

WHO is he?

Ramy Fischler was born in Tel Aviv in 1978, grew up in Belgium and now lives in Paris. He describes himself as an industrial designer. He set up his own studio at the end of 2011, after having spent nine years working for Patrick Jouin as a senior member of his team.

Fischler spoke of the importance of marrying the concrete with the abstract. “Theory must be somewhere in the project for it to be meaningful,” he said. Since 2011, Fischler said he has taken on a broad variety of projects both large and small, finding the connections between them, and his belief in the “bon hasard,” or serendipitous strokes of luck that perhaps aren’t ultimately all that coincidental. He appreciates exposure to diverse briefs and spoke of a “desire not to be boxed in, to be open to new universes and ideas.”

Tell us about some of your works with Tai Ping Carpets.

My collaboration with Tai Ping Carpets began two years ago with the design of the Paris showroom, which is in the Hotel de Livry, an 18th century private residence on the rue de Montalembert in the heart of Saint Germain.

The Shanghai showroom at 753 Yuyuan Road is inspired by this Parisian project; we have reproduced in China a large part of the furniture and lighting that reflect the identity of the maison Tai Ping. I am happy to have created a space for Tai Ping inside a single-storey glass pavilion that is meant for welcoming, exchanging ideas and sharing.

I’ve also recently designed a collection of luxurious carpets for Tai Ping, of which there are three on the floor at the new showroom. Named Chinoiseries, the collection was inspired by the 17th and 18th century fascination with Chinese art, porcelain and textiles and the trend for decorative items inspired by these traditional Chinese arts. I am a Paris-based designer working for a Chinese luxury brand; it shows it is a truly global world. It’s about sharing ideas; adding new layers to a story of international collaboration to create something new. This is the new world of contemporary design.

Are you currently involved in any project?

I am currently working on two design shops in Morocco, as well as several private residences, a cocktail bar in Paris and a very interesting collaboration with Dom Perignon Champagne, which will be revealed in May.

Describe your design style.

I do not really have a design style. All of my projects are different and are made according to their context. What characterizes me is the methodology of my work, a reflection on the story and search for innovation.

Where are you most creative?

I feel creative when I can mix and match collaborations that are different, yet complementary, such as between musicians, artisans, scientists and  historians.

What will be the next big design trend?

It will be auto-production and the possibility for young designers — thanks to the Internet and new technologies — to become entrepreneurs and to develop their own projects, without necessarily depending on the industry.


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