Bonsoir Paris is a creative studio that stimulates curiosity in the everyday, and makes the impossible seem logical. Working at the intersection of art, science, design and technology, the approach is defined by experimentation and cutting–edge innovation.

Combining original thinking with rigorous technical expertise, we work across spatial and object design, photography, filmmaking, live spectacles and consultancy–creating unexpected solutions that captivate the audiences of our progressive clients and partners.

2017

MTO Exotic capsules

Dior

Concept – Design – Production – Video – Photography for product display.
March 2016, Paris–Hong Kong–New York


We created a set of modular travelling retail cases for the Dior Homme Made To Order Exotique Collection 2016. The living, minimal installation showcases the craftsmanship and quality of the jackets and accessories, which are made from exotic leather. Light is used as a means of product discovery throughout the entire experience. Each step unveils a new plane of discovery showcasing the meticulous and detail-oriented work of each product. Curiosity is aroused by a breath-like rhythmic light animation pulsating through the sides of each case, drawing viewers’ attention to the hidden leather goods placed on sliders within the structure.
A window in the display’s front layer reveals a hint of the product’s material and pattern. The two-step opening of the cabinet highlights its symmetrical structure . To complete the experience, the display turns into a personal dressing room once the jacket is removed.


  • concept
  • design
  • production
  • retail
  • film

2017

ADC Awards 96th Edition

Sid Lee

Design - Production - Video - Photography
May 2017 - Paris/New York - ArtBeam
Sound Design : Contour


Sid Lee commissioned Bonsoir Paris to design and build a kinetic sculpture to celebrate the 96th edition of the ADC awards. To express this year’s baseline, «Craft Takes Time», we created a handcrafted mechanical object that animates the digits 9 and 6 into an infinite light loop.
Inspired by an oloid and a pendulum clock, the sculpture is composed of a 9 interlaced with a 6. Its continuous movement signifies the passing of time, infinite and hypnotic. The base, including the mechanical elements, resembles the structure of an hourglass.
The animated light is synchronized with the rotational speed of the suspended sculpture. The mechanics and electronics involved are invisible, to preserve visual sobriety.


  • design
  • concept
  • video
  • motion

Wasted Time

Personal Project

Photography – Concept
Bonsoir Paris, Paris


Wasted Time is an on­go­ing se­ries of still life pho­tog­ra­phy in­formed by a de­sire to spon­ta­neously cre­ate using what­ever we come across in our stu­dio and en­vi­ron­ment. These im­ages in­voke the stu­dio’s fetishis­ing of ma­te­ri­als and forms, and the con­stant search to in­ter­sect them in novel ways.


  • photography
  • design
  • lab

2017

Études Pop-up Vol. 2

Études studio

Design – Production for pop-up shop.
April 2017, Harvey Nichols - London


In 2016, we designed a set of modular furniture for the French creative label, Etudes Studio. In April 2017, to showcase their SS17 “Deconnexion” collection at Harvey Nichols in London, we were invited to exercise the modularity of the furniture system we had originally imagined, and design an updated module.
For this particular edition, we replaced the removable panels with translucent prints on clear sheets, using the campaign imagery shot by Colin Snapp. The paint on the structure was stripped down to reveal its raw metal core.
Our intention was to integrate the brand imagery into the display to literally merge, through a play of transparency, the images with the collection.


  • design
  • production

2017

Mise au Poing

Médecins du Monde

Design – Concept – Production - Scenography
February 2017, Paris - La Topographie de l'art
Photo credits : Valentin Fougeray


After 30 years of providing care and witnessing health inequities over the world, Médecins du Monde celebrates their social action with an exhibition in Paris at La Topographie de l’Art.
Seven commissioned photo and video series are put in dialog with archival content in order to make a point about the past and present situation.
The dialog is driven by a layered distribution of visual and written content, enveloped by the NGO's emblematic blue. The transparency used to structure the space creates a link between the images and the corresponding text related to them. The path of the exhibition is marked by lit passageways, directing the sense of the circulation.


  • design
  • concept
  • production
  • scenography

2016

mk2VR

mk2

Concept –Design - Production - Branding
December 2016 / Paris
Photography : Benoit Florençon - Alexandra Mocanu


We were commissioned by mk2 to concept, design, produce, and brand a first-of-its-kind VR center, a new cultural space in Paris at the Bibliothèque Francois Mitterand.
Converging our design approach and the latest interactive technology, a nonagonal structure intermixes metal, wood, fabric, and 3D prints to provide a bespoke immersive and collaborative virtual reality experience. The mk2 VR logo illustrates the meeting of the Virtual and the Real that gives birth to a third space. Symbolized by the use of the trapeze, it echoes the nonagonal floor pattern of the VR pods. The shape is modular and mutates with its content.
The innovative open-ended design, housed in a 14m tall 150m2 glass cube, centralises trapezoidal VR pods around a core technical structure, allowing users to freely interact in virtual reality unrestrained by cables or walls.
mk2vr.com


  • design
  • concept
  • production
  • branding

2016

MTV Video Music Awards

Rihanna

Concept – Set design
August 2016 - Madison square garden, New York


We were consulted by Willo Perron & Associates on the scenic design of Rihanna's opening performance for the her MTV VMA Vanguard Award. The breathing installation mixes between opaque inflatables, melted plastic, and pepto pink, supporting Rihanna's medley of performances from her back catalogue.


  • concept
  • music
  • set design

2013

Salone del Mobile 2013

COS

Concept – Design – Production for retail experience. Photo : Owen Richards / Video : Andrew Telling
March 2013, Milan


The installation was inspired from the theme of the COS collection «Modern Utility» dealing with simple, optimised forms created by modern technology. Driven by a focus on modularity, the overall concept is based on rapid building and disassembly, designed after the structural codes of the atomic form. This centrepiece, a 3D-printed constructing atom, can create an infinite number of geometric sculptures, offering a high degree of modularity and permutations
To enable rapid building, each piece, colour, and material corresponds to a useful and precise place. Colours were chosen to enhance the product’s visibility and presentation, to contrast with the selected space and construction system. Indeed, this building paradigm can create an endless stream of COS product displays. This pop-up concept, like the timeless white oxford shirt, has no lifespan, and can live in any shape, space, or scale.


  • concept
  • design
  • production
2017
MTO Exotic capsules
Dior
June
ADC Awards 96th Edition
Sid Lee
May
Études Pop-up Vol. 2
Études studio
April
Break of dawn
Design Lab
March
Selfridges store
Fiorucci
March
Mise au Poing
Médecins du Monde
February
Rossana
Wallpaper*
February
2016
mk2VR
mk2
December
Ami Paris
ami
September
L'amour Fou
Grand Blanc
August
2016 Olympics
Lacoste
August
MTV Video Music Awards
Rihanna
August
Total Football
Nike
May
Composition
Bullett Magazine
April
Digital Nature
Index Design
March
Études Pop-up Vol. 2
Études Studio
March
Vitra
Frame Magazine
January
2015
En Noir x Courvoiser
Esquire Magazine
October
Dark Light
Nike x PSG
September
Product + Form
Frame Magazine
August
Études stores
Études Studio
May
Intel Edison
Sid Lee NYC
May
Dubaï Mall
Hermès
April
Wasted Time
Personal Project
April
Dark Matter
Form Magazine
March
H+
Snatch Magazine
January
2014
NikeLab x JFS
NikeLab
December
Palazzo Litta
Krizia
October
SS15 Presentation
Sonia By
October
Bijenkorf/Amsterdam
Hermès
September
Fall 2014
Printed Pages
August
Japan ジャパン
Metal Magazine
July
Artificial Intelligence
Snatch Magazine
April
AW14 Presentation
Sonia By
March
‘Quoi de Neuf’
Galeries Lafayette
February
2013
Yoga with Lily
i-D
August
BYT 2013
Selfridges
July
Movements
Blast Magazine
June
Salone del Mobile 2013
COS
March
2012
Substance
Amusement Magazine
April
2011
Duramen
Studio Exhibition
October
Analogic
Amusement magazine
July

14.04.2017 — 14.07.2017

Job Inquiries

Project Manager

Salary : Rate depending on experience

Contract : 3-month Freelance Contract

Reporting to : Managing Director

Please send your design portfolio with examples of creative projects from concept through to final delivery to ben@bonsoirparis.fr

Please ensure your name and surname followed by “Project Manager” are in the email subject line.

Bonsoir Paris are looking for an organised, energetic and efficient project manager to lead work happening in the studio by working closely with our clients, suppliers and creative team.

The team’s multidisciplinary expertise in 3D design and image making - both photographic and graphic - fosters a highly collaborative process across projects with each member’s specialisms needing to be relevantly employed at exactly the right moment. As such the project management of our approach is critically important.

We are interested in people who are dynamic and cooperative. The role requires handling multiple simultaneous projects from the outset of decision-making, across administration and client-servicing through production to delivery. You will need to be able to ensure attention to detail alongside global perspectives are kept on top of. We are especially interested in applicants with strong production experience in 3D, retail installations and photography.

Our studio on Canal St Martin is bright and airy with space to grow, our ideal candidate should have ambition and desire to develop with and for the business. As a small and privately owned company every member has the opportunity to make a noticeable difference to the success of the business.

Skills

Responsibilities

Report on progress, efficiency and KPI’s of all projects.
Manage junior staff including setting and reviewing development goals.
Recommend new business opportunities for the company.
Propose relevant changes to improve studio operations.
Represent the company externally.
Work with Project Leader on ensuring project is delivered on budget and on time.

Key Tasks

Manage and oversee studio traffic
Assess project feasibility; scoping and contracting
Assess, provide and manage necessary resources
Define, meet and report on project deadlines and budgets with clients
Carry out internal and external briefing
Act as lead liaison for team, client and suppliers
Keep project teams on track and informed
Be proficient with client and team presentations
Proactive problem solving
Lead all production and implementation on projects
Pro-active within projects and studio culture

Experience

2 - 3 years of relevant experience is preferred (studio or agency)
Software Knowledge
Basic knowledge of Photoshop, InDesign, Numbers (or similar) and project management software (Basecamp or similar).

Job Inquiries

Product and Spatial Designer

Salary : Rate depending on experience

Contract : 3-month Freelance Contract

Reporting to : Creative/Design Director

Please send your design portfolio with examples of creative projects from concept through to final delivery to ben@bonsoirparis.fr
Please ensure your name and surname followed by “Product/Spatial Designer” are in the email subject line.

Bonsoir Paris are looking for an innovative and game-changing creative who is not shy to propose the unexpected within the world of architectural design, with a focus on 3D drafting, space design, and creative technology.
Importantly; alongside their creative flair they must be a reliable pair of hands proficient with traditional design methods and detailed technical production; materials and processes. They should approach each project with a holistic view; considering all aspects of the brief - not just the design. Working alongside the Project Leader they must ensure the design work is feasible both technically and commercially while consistently of high standard.

We require strong communication skills with team members being able to clearly visualise ideas and concepts from scratch. Being effective working autonomously and as an engaged collaborative team is valued equally while working under pressure should not affect creative excellence, attention to detail nor collaborative team work. They will be given the opportunity to present directly to clients where relevant. The creative team often work on internal personal projects including under our LAB initiative; something we encourage where possible to inspire and inform our commercial projects.

Our studio on Canal Saint Martin is bright and airy with space to grow, our ideal middleweight creative should have ambition and desire to develop with and for the business. As a small and privately owned company every member has the opportunity to make a noticeable difference to the success of the business.

Skills

Responsibilities

Work alongside Project Leader to deliver quality and distinctive creative.
Culturally engaged and proactive in keeping the studio inspired in the worlds of art, science, design, technology and beyond.

Key Tasks

Interrogate creative briefs.
Develop relevant concepts and embrace the power of storytelling through design.
Present ideas with clarity.
Write briefs (creative or technical) for suppliers and liaise with production teams.
Manage time to meet designated internal deadlines while also receptive to change.
Work on multiple projects simultaneously.
Consistent high quality output and attention to detail whatever the creative challenge.

Key Skills

Competent at quick hand sketches.
Strong material understanding.
Confident, calm and articulate.
Productive mentality, considerate and pragmatic.
Organised, flexible and responsive
Collaborative; keen to learn from the team and demonstrate you value others’ input and expertise.
Experience & Software Knowledge
2 - 3 years of relevant commercial experience is preferred.
We will look for proof of working for big clients on large-scale and pressured projects.
Expert knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, InDesign, Rhino 3D, V-Ray, Grasshoper, and/or other relevant CAD / 3D software.

Contact

Bonsoir Paris
174 quai de Jemmapes
75010 - Paris - France

+33 (0) 1 40 36 41 44
contact@bonsoirparis.fr

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Office photography : Alexandra Mocanu

Studio

Founded by creative directors Rémy Clémente and Morgan Maccari in 2010, the duo were joined by managing director and photographer Ben Sandler in 2012.

Today, the team includes design director Fanny Dora, art director Ophélie Maurus, as well as a strong network of architects, designers, programmers, creative technologists, engineers, and producers throughout Europe and abroad.

Recent clients include

Dior Sid Lee Études studio Fiorucci Médecins du Monde Wallpaper* mk2 ami Grand Blanc Lacoste Rihanna Nike Bullett Magazine