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«Crépuscule» by Studio Valentin Dubois

«Crepuscule» Valentin Dubois © Raphaelle Mueller

Valentin Dubois is part of the selected designers for the Design Switzerland exhibition during Milano Fuorisalone 2019.

9-14 April 2019

Design Switzerland exhibition
Teatro Litta (Palazzo Litta)
Within the frame of the Litta Variations / Opus 5
Corso Magenta 24
20121 Milano

Named after the atmospheric phenomenon of twilight, «Crépuscule» invites you to relax and helps you falling asleep.

Valentin Dubois produced «Crépuscule» in collaboration with Vincent Breed, a contemporary artist in Lyon specialising in the creation of blown glass artworks. «Crépuscule» consists in a  hanging lamp, to be placed above the bed, made in blown glass water and metal. The pendant lamp acts as a screen on which light comes alive and reveals itself. As steam condenses, water drops onto the liquid surface below, alterating the quality of the light that bathes the space. This subtle and poetic animation accompanies the user as he falls asleep, in a state of meditation.


Valentin Dubois is a French interior designer, trained at HEAD-Genève and at the Design Academy Eindhoven. He lives and works in Geneva where he runs his design studio where he is responsible for decorating, space planning and scenography projects for private clients as well as various institutions in Switzerland and abroad. During the 3rd edition of the Design Parade in Toulon / Villa Noailles, he won the public prize for the interpretation of a dining room. For the upcoming 58th Venice Biennale of Art, he was invited by curator Charlotte Laubard to design one of the spaces of the Swiss Pavilion. He also works as an assistant in the interior design department of HEAD-Geneva and is also involved in architectural mediation projects. Valentin Dubois is supported by the AHEAD Design Incubator Foundation.

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