Alumni 2022

Elsa Audouin

Elsa Audouin is a French graphic designer and interior architect, currently holding a senior interior designer position at Dimanche showroom in Geneva. In this role, she actively explores furniture design and embraces innovative artisanal production methods.

Elsa graduated in graphic design from the École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts de Lyon in 2011 and worked independently in the subsequent years. In 2020, she joined the MAIA program at HEAD – Genève, graduating with honors in 2022. Her furniture collections have received international recognition and have been showcased in prominent exhibitions such as the Milan Design Week, the Design Parade festival in Toulon, and the Design Days festival in Geneva. In addition to her design practice, Elsa has shared her expertise through numerous workshops conducted in both France and Switzerland. The depth and breadth of her artistic contributions within the contemporary cultural landscape have been substantively supported by the Fond d’Art Contemporain du Canton de Genève, underscoring the significance of her work.

Diploma Project
Monuments to Nanda

Monuments to Nanda is conceived as a tribute to the work of Nanda Vigo (1936-2020), delving into the significant themes found in her interiors. The project specifically explores elements such as artificial light, reflective surfaces, and the curation of domestic art collections. The exploration of forms and volumes within this endeavor is guided by the application of contemporary production techniques, primarily centered around wood.

The outcome of this exploration manifests in a collection of furniture pieces that stand as interior monuments, paying homage to the industrial grandeur of Milan’s nightlife in the 1970s. The project seeks to capture and immortalize the essence of Nanda Vigo’s artistic legacy, showcasing a fusion of design, functionality, and a profound appreciation for the cultural and aesthetic context of that era.

Elsa Audouin
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Irma Cilacian Gandolfi

Monuments to Nanda

Image Credits: © HEAD-Genève, Guillaume Collignon