What role does design play in the construction of well-being? This question is the common thread running through Felipe Ribon's work, where each project is built using a transdisciplinary and multicultural methodology.
It seems possible and necessary to envisage a world in which we alternate between a state of fullness and a state of emptiness. Design is, for me, the most effective means of regulating these flows.
At the start of his career, Felipe Ribon was interested in the influence of design on the relationship to health, with projects linked to the hygiene of the body, in both its physical and mental aspects. Une autre salle de bain (2010) aimed to redefine hygiene from an open, responsible perspective, while Mind the gap (2014) proposed a typology of objects to explore the meanders of the unconscious through hypnotic processes. Felipe Ribon then broadened his fields of research towards more subtle avenues, linked to perception. Objets-médiums (2015), Corps subtils (2016), The Host (2018) and Osmos (2019) are a constellation of projects through which he has succeeded in going beyond the strict material appreciation of design by creating open systems, made available to the senses and the mind.
Lauréat de la récompense Dialogues du Prix Liliane Bettencourt pour l'Intelligence de la Main® 2015 En savoir plus