Hors Pistes is about exploration.
Drawing lines between the making and the cultures, looking all around the world for rare gems mixing design and handicraft.
Hors Pistes investigates know-how and breaks down the barriers between otherwise partitioned approaches.
Hors Pistes orchestrates workshops, thinks we can be a dozen in a duet, likes to act autonomously and produces multiple nationality objects.
Free-form exploration, alternative life stories.
Hors Pistes meets, creates and edits projects.
Hors Pistes initiates creative exchanges which allow young designers to discover traditional craftsmanship and craftsmen, to value their know-how by diversifying their application fields. These collaborative residences encourage the transmission of handicrafts between professionals, interrogate their heritage and future by proposing a reworking of the traditional production methods.
Co-founder and creative director
Amandine David (*1988, France) is a product designer who graduated from La Martinière Diderot (Lyon, France) in 2010. Before settling in Brussels, she had had several working experiences around the world - as she went to Burkina Faso, Ethiopia and Vietnam. In the meantime she developed projects with different artisans including cabinetmakers, fine leather craftsmen or ceramists.
Émile Barret (*1989, France) is a photographer who graduated from ECAL (Lausanne, Switzerland) in 2012. His protean visual corpus, mainly composed of analog large formats. He has an anthropological point of view and focuses his interests on the state changes happening in our perceptions of the world. In 2013 he won the Swiss Design Award and the Public Award of the International Festival of Fashion and Photography in Hyères, which led him to be an artist-in-residence in London.
Rémi Heintz (*1989) is a pure player of decorative arts. After working for Christofle and Baccarat, he manages Saint-Louis collections : Tableware, Decoration and Lighting. Rémi’s trademarke is to combine modernity and singular know-how.
Co-founder and creative director
Marie Douel (*1988, France) is a product designer who graduated from ECAL (Lausanne, Switzerland) in 2012 after a diploma of upholstery-decoration at Ecole Boulle (Paris, France). Since 2009, she went numerous times to BurkinaFaso where she experienced different craft and industrial methods. She also worked in Singapore, India, London and New York.
Lucile Vareilles (*1985, France) graduated from INSA (Lyon, France), as a mechanical engineer in 2010. After spending two years at the French Embassy in Switzerland, she made a career shift and decided to follow her passions. Since then, she's taking part in several international projects, as coordinator, manager, editor or writer, etc., in the fields of design, graphic design, print and photography.
Lead graphic designer
Gwendoline Lémeret (*1986, France) is a freelance graphic designer who graduated from ESAAT (Roubaix, France) in 2006. Since then, she has been working in different European countries (France, Belgium and England) and in Asia (China and Vietnam). She combines her private and professional interests by working mostly in music, culture, fashion and home decoration.
Exhibition and communication coordinator
Cécile Vulliemin (*1988, Switzerland) graduated with a bachelor in sociology, communication and art history in 2010 and a Master of Museum Studies at University of Neuchâtel in 2014. She had multiple experiences in diverse cultural institutions in Switzerland in the museum, contemporary art or music fields such as exhibition curating, art education, communication and artist’s assistantship.