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About Patrick Sarran : Patrick Sarran is a self-taught designer and an experienced cabinet maker. He also studied engineering. His design process is an ever-evolving combination of 3D CAD, personal prototype workshop and use of digital machines. In June 2007 he founded QUISO, a furniture editing house that sells his creations to gourmet restaurants worldwide. Patrick Sarran enjoys a special relationship with chefs. Like them he creates, manufactures and sells directly to end users, while always striving to be responsive. Patrick Sarran also seeks to support projects and people he cares about. He created the exhibition case for Gilles Azzaro’s art work “The New Industrial Revolution”, presented to President Obama at the first White House Maker Fair in June 2014. Since 2014, Patrick Sarran has also been involved in the innovative project WITOA, promoting the social inclusion of autistic people.
STATEMENT OF ART:
In 1973 I was a 22-year-old student in engineering science. I began to rebel, first against the chemical and nuclear industry and, subsequently, against the ready-made career offered to me. I decided not to follow the easy path and made a complete career change by turning to cabinetmaking. For more than seven years I worked to reproduce ancient styles and learned the basics of the job. In 1981 I broadened my intellectual horizon by spending an exciting year at the post-68 experimental University of Vincennes, a time of great effervescence where I discovered and became familiar with Ettore Sottsass, Philippe Stark, Ron Arad and many others. In the 90s I discovered design methodologies by working with industrial designers and Jean Prouvé became my intellectual mentor. Since then, I have been making furniture in my own style. For the past 42 years, I have observed the evolution of design, techniques, tools and materials. In France when I began work, craftsmen were not appreciated because they were considered ordinary workers. By 2015, craft manufacturers had almost completely disappeared. I am one of the few remaining craftsmen with an in-depth experience of woodworking, able to use the oldest as well as the latest techniques. Now we are at the beginning of a new industrial revolution. Computer-controlled machines are cutting, sculpting and printing plastics, plywood, metals, electronic circuits, etc. Meanwhile, many young designers are struggling to secure their first commissions. Some of them are introduced to new ways of working via FabLabs. Some people think that computers can automatically process the design by precisely tracking the users’ eyes in front of a screen. As a consequence, business plans associated with the designer’s role will change. For me Art is more than this, it still belongs in the province of human creativity. Creating a new design is more than an iterative process. It can pop up suddenly, unpredictably, with no visible rational pattern... It requires both detachment and a thorough knowledge base. My best ideas always come to me in the morning all of a sudden, after fully considering for days and days every aspect of the new product under design. The most beautiful 3D printer is still nature. Working with solid wood and natural materials allows us to retain imperfections, grains and shades, which gives a unique identity to the art work. Metal is back in vogue thanks to new cutting and bending technologies, which can be perfectly assimilated to the wood. In wooden house building, metal connectors are replacing mortises and tenons. Tomorrow, metal 3D printing will become affordable for manufacturing complex hinges and locks. Structural adhesives have appeared, offering new formal possibilities. Design becomes very precise using 3D software programs. You can see exactly what you will get. You can work in real time with different scales, taking into account various aspects such as weight, material economy, resistance and human interaction. Virtual models help to precisely draw plans that can be easily shared with manufacturers. Further, they make it possible to avoid errors when different pieces of a plan are sent out to different manufacturers. Design and manufacture are linked. Internet offers higher accessibility to small-scale but skilled and well-trained producers. I believe that in both France and Europe, there is a high level of expertise, a culture of arts and crafts and a tradition of design to which I belong.

ORGANIZATION:
Atelier de Patrick Sarran & QUISO SARL

EDUCATION:
1972 National engineering school ENSC Strasbourg
1974 Professional certificate of cabinet making CAP Revel
2001 Training Certificate in wood construction CNDB. Paris
From 1987 I have been self-taught designer

EXPERIENCE:
1973-1974 Learning woodworking with precious wood inlay at Daïdé manufacture, REVEL France
1974-1975 Learning woodworking with solid wood, restoring regional furniture and carpentry working at IMBERT workshop, CAHORS France
1976-1979 Restoring and manufacturing regional furniture in my first own worshop, SAINT MARTIN D'ARMAGNAC France
1980-2015: Cabinet making exclusively on my own design in my workshops, first at SAINT MARTIN D'ARMAGNAC, then at TOULOUSE France
1993-2004 designing models for furniture factories: Bernard Siguier, SIET, Lasserre, Ballario
2004-2015 designing for projects that I love, as was the case for a work of art Gilles Azzaro "The new industrial revolution"/ Medico-educative system WITOA® for autistics
2007-2015 designing, manufacturing & editing my own collection QUISO

EVENTS:
1983 & 1984 La Mère & La Mer, my first contemporary lackered craft furniture, Assemblée Permanente des Chambres des Métiers, Salon du Meuble, Paris FRANCE
1985 & 1987 SAD "Hernani" and other pieces of art furniture, Salon des Artistes Décorateurs, Grand Palais Paris FRANCE
1990-1991 FROG chair, CHINTZ table, CAPUCCINO armchair, ANTIMOINE table, ART+DESIGN exhibitor at the Club des éditeurs VIA Paris, FRANCE
2008 KEZA & COQ Cheeses carts, Patrick Sarran exhibitor at the Rencontres Internationales de la Gastronomie, Toulouse, FRANCE
2008 Creation of QUISO my own personal editing house for restaurants
2009 & 2011 COQ & KEZA Cheeses carts, AMI armchair, QUISO Exhibitor at SIRHA lyon FRANCE
2013 COQ & KEZA Cheeses carts, AMI armchair , CHINTZz table, Km31 Champagne cart, QUISO Exhibitor at EQUIP'HOTEL Paris
2013 KEZA Cheese cart, QUISO exhibitor at LABELS VIA Design-Tour, Paris, Nantes, Bordeaux, Lyon, Marseille, Montpellier FRANCE
2015 Trolleys, Ami armchair,and the new iLOK system, QUISO Exhibitor at EQUIPHOTEL Paris
2015 Table ILOK, organizer VIA, Labels exhibition, 01/09/15 to 07/11/15, Paris
2016 Trolleys, Ami armchair, iLOK system, and the new SWEET KIT, QUISO Exhibitor at EQUIPHOTEL Paris

AWARDS:
1990, 1991, Labels VIA: FROG Chair, CAPPUCCINO armchair, CHINTZ table, ANTIMOINE table,
2013, 2015, Labels VIA: KEZA cheese trolley, ILOK System
2014 Winner of the équip'innov competition at Equip'Hotel fair with ILOK System
2015 Golden A' Design Award for KEZA, Silver A' Design Award for ILOK, A' Design Award for AMI
2016,Label Observeur du Design, Paris, for iLOK
2017 Golden European Product Design Award for COQ

PRESS APPEARANCES:
1985 "Patrick Sarran" Styles 85 Éditions Alternatives p 187
1987 "Patrick Sarran et Michèle Gondebaud" Le temps des créateurs Syros p 92
1991 "Le design robuste de Patrick Sarran" Intramuros n°22
1992 "Créateurs à suivre, Patrick Sarran" Maison&Jardins
1992 "Fauteuil Cappuccino" Références Design
2013 "Design et moi" fauteuil AMI,chariot COQ NDA magazine n°12 p132
2013 "Gilles Azzaro-Voice sculptering","The beautiful housing of this work is designed by Patrick Sarran." 3dprinting.com, november 12
2014 "Actu: Patrick Sarran à Equip'hotel" NDA magazine n° 19 p 4
2014 "les 10 innovations qui feront bouger le monde de l'hôtellerie restauration", Journal des Palaces, 31/10/2014 online
2014 "Gilles Azzaro" Mise en valeur d'une oeuvre, FR3 midi-pyrénées online
2015 "Le chariot de fromages du restaurant Michel Sarran" l'Hôtellerie Restauration 30 mars, on line
2015 "Fab Lab festival de Toulouse" Objectifnews La Tribune

LANGUAGE SKILLS:
Français, Native
English, Intermediate

COMPUTER LITERACY:
Photoshop, Advanced
Indesign, Advanced
Illustrator, Advanced
Vectorworks, Expert
Shark/Artlantis, Advanced

MEMBERSHIPS & ASSOCIATIONS:
2013 FabLab Artilect

JURY MEMBERSHIPS:
2002: BTS design de produits Lycée Technologique les Arène Toulouse
2004-2005: DMA Diplôme des Métiers d'Art, Revel
2013: Concours Commerce Design, ville de Saint-Etienne

HOBBIES:
Fishing at sea on my kayak

WEB SITE:
www.patricksarran.com & www.quiso.fr

PORTFOLIO URL:
www.via.fr/agora-createur-1883

REGISTRATION DATE:
2015-06-28 13:34:26

COUNTRY:
France

ACCOUNT TYPE:
Professional

Awards received by Patrick Sarran


Ami Bridge Armchair

A' Design Award Winner for Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category in 2015
Patrick Sarran for Quiso Sarl
Ilok Removable Tables

Silver A' Design Award Winner for Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category in 2015
Patrick Sarran for Quiso Sarl
Km31 Multifunctional Trolley

Silver A' Design Award Winner for Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category in 2016
Patrick Sarran for Quiso Sarl
Keza Chilled Cheese Trolley

Golden A' Design Award Winner for Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category in 2015
Patrick Sarran for Quiso Sarl
Coq Chilled Cheese Trolley

Golden A' Design Award Winner for Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category in 2016
Patrick Sarran for Quiso Sarl
Herbal Tea Garden Hot Drink Service With Fresh Plants

Golden A' Design Award Winner for Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category in 2016
Patrick Sarran for Quiso Sarl

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