French-American designer Steven Akoun strives towards an experimental design approach that blurs the boundaries between science and design. New materials and processes are becoming more and more critical in the realm of industrial design.
The designer’s passion for these challenges has enabled him to create thought provoking, sustainable and radical objects.
“My fascination with materials pushes me to explore new forms and new uses. My process consists of manipulating matter and observing its properties to strive towards functional and unique everyday objects. As part of my Masters degree at the Fine Arts school of Rennes in 2018, I carried out a collaboration with researchers from the chemistry laboratory of the University of Rennes 1. Today, I pursue my experiments at Villette Makerz in the Parc de La Villette in Paris, a collaborative place very much oriented around circular design.”