PCA’s Interior Design students, alongside students from other leading Parisian design schools, were invited by Procédés Chénel to take part in ‘School Paper’, a one day intensive competition which was held in May 2018.
Procédés Chénel – Architecture de Papier is a renowned paper manufacturing company that specialises in banners, ceilings, partition walls, lighting systems and furniture, using paper of varying thickness, texture and opacity.
In order to prepare for the competition, students were given the opportunity to visit Procédés Chénel’s workshop and showroom, where they were introduced to a variety of innovative products, manufacturing and assembly techniques.
Over a one day workshop held at school, students were paired up to design and craft ephemeral installations made out of paper provided by Procédés Chénel. Students were asked to work with the theme ‘lightness’ and to come up with original and inventive solutions aimed at celebrating the unique qualities of the paper samples.
In early May 2018, a one day intensive competition was held within the company’s workshop. Two of our interior design students, Sarah Colford and Viktoria Tamas, were given 6 hours to realise their concepts utilising the provided samples. The proposals were then evaluated by a panel of renowned designers, such as François Azambourg. Although, our duo’s design was not the jury’s final selection, the shared experience was both instructive and enjoyable for all!
To see a recap of the competition, watch the youtube video below: