"Eric is flamboyant and discreet - refined and measured; his work is reflective and on trend… Eric’s work is intuitive and bold, without ever being in your face…"
Eric Gizard finds his inspiration and sources in the contemporary Decorative Arts.
Passionate about contemporary design without ignoring the past, he undertakes distinctly projects to which he brings very personal solutions that always bear the hallmark of his unique style.
Strong contrasts, fusion of materials and colours, creation of a “chiaroscuro” effect, and a judicious combination of tradition and modernity – these are the distinctive characteristics of his style.
As an assiduous explorer of design from around the world, his broad range of interests and talents has led him to work on a variety of different projects: apartments and boutiques in Japan, tea-rooms in Korea, offices in Shanghai, the commercial environment of luxury brands of cosmetics in Asia, private residences and hospitality projects in Europe, presidential spaces and boutiques in Paris, the interior design concept of the « Printemps » department store in Deauville.He has also coordinated the colour schemes for the Air France A380 cabins and has been responsible for the furnishing of their VIP lounges throughout the world.
His taste for juxtaposition and eclecticism has led him to develop a vitality in design by creating simple shapes, responding to the contemporary principles of lightness, fluidity and clarity. In addition to the creation of furniture lines for publishers, he is also involved in the design of tableware, lighting and art objets for large French luxury houses.
Nathalie Fontenoy painting is at the edge of abstraction and figuration where color is essential, her works has been shown
in many personal and collective exhibitions in France and abroad.
She works on several series with different techniques, acrylic on canvass, paper collage, and inks on paper, weaving of photo papers.
She build up her renowned expertise through her transversal approach to creation:
Scenography for international Dance Companies (Angelin Preljocaj, Karine Saporta), prizewinner for best scenography for “inventer 89” contest organized by the French ministry of Culture.
She also made a “revisited” furniture collection, winning the VIA prize, which was presented in many exhibitions.
She also participate at the conception and realization of cultural projects at the “Domaine de Chamarante” and the interactive exibition “Inventer 89” with the Claude Mollard abcd agency.
DARLINGMIND Studio is a creative design studio specializing in product development and design. DARLINGMIND Studio was built on the foundation
of interior design expertise, strong brand messaging and most importantly, personal relationships. Working across various platforms - from design
consultancy and illustration to product design - DARLINGMIND Studio partners with an extensive network of top illustrators, designers and
photographers in order to deliver its clients a distinctive branding experience.
DARLINGMIND Studio was founded by Creative Director, Darija Bazdan, and is based in Turin, Italy. Raised in Dubrovnik, Darija credits her Croatian
background, an Italian passport and an immense passion for great design as her unique ability to embrace and rebel against traditional modes of design, thereby
enabling a brand to simultaneously integrate and stand out in its industry.
Serving primarily art and lifestyle clients, DARLINGMIND Studio creates classic, long-lasting products that continue to define its clients as they evolve.