What has been your inspiration for the EASTPAK Artist Studio Bag(s)?
These days one of my most recurrent inspirations is the sea world, specially the hidden underwater part, as well as mysterious ocean strengths and currents.
For the Eastpak project I covered all the visible pieces of the backpack with a all-over print representing a beautiful sicilian granit rock that I shot underwater. The other bag is 100% coated with a Normandy shore landscape beat
by raging waves. The idea was to create the sensation of a bag sculpted in granit, and the visual embodiment of stormy water. The printed surface works as a ‘smoke- screen’ and gives a different way of catching the meaning of the object.
Which city do you live in – can you tell us what it’s best kept secret is?
I live in Paris, and in such a big city, nice places are hard to keep secret!
Still, one of my favorite place is a little french restaurant named 'la ferme de Mésanguy', located in 'le marché des Enfants Rouges', a local market 'Rue de Bretagne'.
Just a few seats, a couple of daily dishes, fresh local products, and a hearty welcome.
When was the last time you did something for the first time?
Last summer I took a few dives for the first time, it was quite impressive to see what was happening under 25 meters beyond the surface of the ocean...
Can you name three major things on your ‘bucketlist’ – three things you want to do before you ‘kick the bucket’…
Make a living by my own collections
Go for a trip to Asia by Trans-Siberian
Spend a few months in a totally isolated island
The proceeds from the sales of your bag will go entirely to Designers Against AIDS – What are your views on safe sex? Do you personally think it’s still important?
Treatments available for the last years are pretty efficient and can make people think that AIDS is not an issue today anymore. Somehow it is a relief for sure but it tends to let people forget that they still have to use protection.