5.5 designers

5.5 designers is a design studio founded in August 2003 by Vincent Baranger (La Roche-sur-Yon, 1980), Jean-Sebastien Blanc (Nîmes, 1980), Anthony Lebossé (Caen, 1981) and Claire Renard (Poissy, 1980). The four designers met while studying at the National Superior School of Applied Arts and Crafts (ENSAAMA) in Paris. Their first project called “Reanim” gave birth to a “remedy” for objects and it marked the beginning of their ascent into the world of design. As a research firm, they are extremely conceptual in their design approach, but they also combine irony and simplicity with the aim to give great dignity and prestige to the ordinary. This approach has caught the attention of manufacturers and brands from all around the world as they found answers to contemporary needs in their fresh and innovative reinterpretation of everyday objects, including Saazs, Moët, Skitsch, Nespresso, Veuve Clicquot, Baccarat, LaCie, Oberflex, Bernardaud, Centre Pompidou, SABZ, and La Corbeille. National and international institutions have exhibited or acquired their creations and the city council of Paris awarded them with the “Grand prix de la Création” for the whole of their work. Today they live and work in Paris and increase partnerships with major brands.

 
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