• The ateliergh
    Global design and experience spaces

    Gael grew up on the island of Goree, Senegal.
    He pushed to the heart of cultures where elements have a soul, objects, a power, where stories weave invisible bridges between men and what surrounds them.
    So, inevitably, the way he looks at things carries with him that singularity that characterizes his projects.
    Gaël is looking for sensory, emotional and magical interaction. It aspires to see animate the inert and make tangible the intangible through a creative approach inspired by biomimicry, animatics and polysensoriality.

    Gael grew up on the island of Goree, Senegal.
    He pushed to the heart of cultures where elements have a soul, objects, a power, where stories weave invisible bridges between men and what surrounds them.
    So, inevitably, the way he looks at things carries with him that singularity that characterizes his projects.
    Gaël is looking for sensory, emotional and magical interaction. It aspires to see animate the inert and make tangible the intangible through a creative approach inspired by biomimicry, animatics and polysensoriality.

    After a degree obtained in Senegal and an applied art upgrade in Nîmes, Gaël graduated from ENSCI Les Ateliers with the congratulations of the jury in 2001.
    That’s when he starts the ateliergh. A global design studio based in Paris.
    In parallel with his activities of designer, Gaël takes the direction of creation of the agency byVolta from 2007 to 2012.
    From 2012 to 2015, ateliergh opens up to contemporary art by inviting each month an artist to take possession of the studio to exhibit a spatialized work.
    It will also be an opportunity for Gaël to present some of his work as a visual artist.

    Since its creation, ateliergh favors a transversal and innovative practice of design, which leads it to realize projects of a great diversity in the fields of the design, the architecture and the contemporary art. Each project is approached, with a fresh look, in its entirety.
    Applying sensitivity as much as strategic and innovative tools, Gaël supports its customers as far upstream as possible.
    From the development of the brief to the creation and the realization of the project, until its deployment and its exploitation, Gaël imagines spatial narrations, new scenarios of uses and services, systems and objects. He imagines for his clients – whatever their territory – stories and sensory universes that transcend and connect them with their users.

    Because he believes that it is through the diversity of creative approaches that one responds to the complexity of current topics, Gaël works with a network of talents woven over time and projects.
    A diversity of expertise that allows him to respond with accuracy to the multiplicity of issues dealt with by ateliergh.

    This creative transversal, sensitive and innovative approach allows him to address topics of varying scales and temporalities.
    From the prospective study to the event space, from the ephemeral installation to the perennial device, from the building to the object, Gaël puts his ideas at the service of institutions, brands and agencies of various thematic spheres, in France and internationally.

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  • Photo credits
    Luc Valigny
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