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Mathieu Lehanneur
Questionnaire

24 October 2013

Mathieu Lehanneur, born in Rochefort in 1974, graduated from ENSCI-Les Ateliers in Paris with a medical engineering project, entitled “Objets Thérapeutiques,” which was immediately included in the permanent collection of the MoMA in New York. In 2008 the magazine Popular Science awarded him its Best Invention Award for “Andrea,” a domestic system for the filtration of air by means of plants that he invented with David Edwards. In 2011 he designed the interiors of the church of Saint-Hilaire at Melle, Deux-Sèvres, and in 2013 the Electric cultural center in Paris. His studio works with leading companies like Issey Miyake, Christofle, Cartier, Poltrona Frau, JCDecaux and Nike. His work can be found in the permanent collections of the MoMA (New York), Centre Pompidou (Paris), SFMoMA (San Francisco), FRAC Île-de-France (Paris), Musée des Arts Décoratifs (Paris) and Design Museum (Ghent).

The song you never get tired of listening to.

Radiohead’s Everything in Its Right Place.

The movie you can watch over and over again.

Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey.

The book you fell head over heels in love with.

Roland Barthes’s La chambre claire.

The object you’re most attached to.

A vintage piece of brain coral.

Your favorite place.

Capo di Feno, Corsica.

A cult film you cannot stand.

John Alan Schwartz’s Faces of Death.

A literary classic you can’t bear.

Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables.

The most beautiful automobile ever made.

The Lancia Stratos Zero.

Three stops on a journey around the world.

Paris—Ibiza—Tokyo.

A contemporary artist whose future in the history of art is assured.

Neo Rauch.

An architect to whom you would entrust the construction of a fantastic place.

François Roche.

A fashion designer for an epoch-making show.

Nicolas Ghesquière.

An elegant person.

Brian Ferry.

An inelegant person.

John Travolta.

Who would you advise to change profession?

Johnny Depp.

A bad habit you have?

Doubt.

What would you like to overindulge in?

Gin and tonic.

What can’t you do without?

My wife.

What would you like to be a champion of?

Happiness and sex.

The hotel and restaurant at the top of your personal league table.

La Residencia, Deià, Mallorca.

The greatest invention of all time.

Silex.

The historical figure you are most grateful to.

Galileo.


Emanuela Carelli

She is the one who makes Klat work, after founding it with Paolo. She has two children, is a graphic designer, loves culinary experiments and is fairly certain of one thing: that it is creativity that makes the world go round.


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