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Portrait of Pauline Deltour. Photo: Stephanie Füssenich
Pauline Deltour. Photo: Stephanie Füssenich

Selected materials, a fine feeling for colours and clear strong contours make up Pauline Deltour’s signature. “A perfect balance between art and mathematics” is how the exceptional French designer described her work in a 2018 interview.

Her wide range of talents and skills is reflected in the diversity of her fields of activity: Pauline Deltour designed furniture, fashion, jewellery, and accessories for clients all over the world. These included internationally successful market giants such as Alessi, Lexon, COR, MUJI, HEM, AMes, Kvadrat, JapanCreative, Arita 2016 (Japan) and the furniture manufacturer Fucina as well as the French Post subsidiary Yellow Innovation or the candle manufacturer Cire Trudon. In addition, she developed installations and concepts for exhibition projects, such as Kunst am Bau in Munich.

Pauline Deltour’s designs impress with their natural directness. “The guiding principle for me is the material and its clever use,” she said about the principle of her work. Examples of her extraordinary creations and her design attitude are the Floater, a flexibly adaptable seating system, which she developed for COR, the Bluetooth speaker FINE for LEXON or the smart e-bike Le Vélo, which Pauline Deltour designed for Yellow Innovation.

With her diverse talents, Deltour made a name for herself early in her design career. After studying applied arts at the École nationale supérieure des arts appliqués et des métiers d’art (ENSAAMA) and graduating in industrial design from the Ecole Nationale Supérieur des Arts Décoratifs (ENSAD) in Paris, she worked for four years as an industrial designer and project manager for Konstantin Grcic Industrial Design in Munich. She opened her first own studio there in 2009, then in Paris the following year. In 2011, Deltour founded “En Bande Organisée”, an interdisciplinary studio for object design and interior design, with the designer Gwenaëlle Girard.

For her work in design, Deltour was included in the Power 200 list of the most important personalities and influencers in design by Wallpaper magazine in 2015. Her Lexon Fine Bluetooth Speaker received the Red Dot Design Award in 2015.

On 10 September 2021, news of Pauline Deltour’s unexpected death was announced on her Instagram page. Pauline Deltour was an exceptional designer who rose to industry prominence with her remarkable work during her creative years.

More about Pauline Deltour

Homepage and Instagram page of the designer.

Website of En Bande Organisée

„Es geht immer auch um eine Art Heimat“ Pauline Deltour im Gespräch. Interview auf baunetz-id.de (in German)

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