Idiosyncratic and exuberant are two good words to start with when talking about French designers and visual artists, Antoine Audiau and Manuel Warosz. Since 1993, they’ve applied their surreal and dreamlike common vision to furniature, graphic art and anything else that’s come their way. They re-designed Christian Lacroix’s couture house’s visual identity in 2002, and have been designing the invitation cards to his shows ever since. They regularly exhibit in galleries, and in 2009 their first retrospective show was help at Le Musée de Arts Décoratifs, Paris.
To celebrate the release of their Main Stage talk from last year (in which the guys totally charmed the audience), we caught up with them for our trademarked five question catch-up.
Hello guys! How’s life and work been going for you since we saw you last year?
Good. We’ve had a solo exhibition at Claire Gastaud Gallery in Clermont-Ferrand; posters, books and other materials for contemporary art exhibitions in Avignon and Valence; posters, season brochure for Clermont-Ferrand theatre; posters and brochures for CNDC in Angers… and we’re honored to be members of AGI (Alliance Graphique Internationale) since October!
Congratulations, that’s a huge achievement. We knew you were something special when you were over in Dublin. How was your OFFSET experience?
Frankly, it was a warm and great moment — both on stage and off stage. It gave us the opportunity to see again old friends and to meet new ones.
What about this year – who from the speaker list would you like to see?
Bob Gill, Kate Moross and Hvass&Hannibal to name a few.
We’re looking forward to them too. Tell us what you have planned for the rest of 2013…
More and more personal projects.
Can we have a look at what you’ve been up to?