Today we are going to meet the studio Ammo. Let's discover the two people behind this design studio dedicated to exclusive pieces. Their inspiration draws its strength from maritime design, Morbihan and the sun. Thanks to Romain Pierrot and Justine Fournier for this exchange and let's now discover their journey.
A school brimming with talent
Let's start with Justine. She studied at the Condé school, starting with a bachelor's degree in product design. Then she continued with an ENSAAMA master Olivier de Serres.
Romain trained at the Ecole de Condé in product design. Then he went on to a master's degree in project management.
The Condé School
The École de Condé is a school of reference in design, illustration, photography, animated film and heritage restoration. This is The Place To Be for future designers. The objective of the school is to create the right conditions for the emergence of new talents. The feedback is positive and shows that a lot of energy is invested in new research projects. There is also a scholarship system for the most deserving students.
The connection between the designers did not take place at school as we might think. Indeed, this meeting took place later, during a particular event.
A meeting for a trophy
The two creators of the studio Ammo met after leaving the Ecole de Condé. Everything happens during the competition offered by Maison du Monde. The subject of the competition was about sustainable creation. Justine and Romain joined forces during the event for a joint proposal.
The objective of the Maison du Monde competition is to reward students and young designers through the promotion of eco-design. They reward students with four prizes:
- The “furniture” prize: a check for €2,500, the possibility of doing an internship within the teams of designers at Maisons du Monde and the creation of the prototype.
- The “Decoration and household linen” prize: a check for €2,500 and the possibility of doing an internship with the team of designers.
- Special FSC award: to promote certified furniture
- The “Like it” public prize: all the shortlisted projects will be presented on the Facebook Maisons du Monde page. The project that receives the most “likes” will win an endowment of €500 in Maisons du Monde vouchers.
The Bonnie and Clydes of design
Justine and Romain realized their complementarity during this competition. After talking with them, I realize how their differences are obvious. They have a very close-knit mode of operation and are found in the maritime design.
Romain is much more focused on technique thanks to his studies in engineering school. He loves experimenting with new techniques. On the other hand, Justine is more conceptual. She prefers to use her imagination and her pencil to develop drawings. In their mode of operation, Justine draws and Romain sees if the project is feasible. They then start manufacturing if the project is realistic.
Their duo is aligned thanks to their common references and their inspirations. They love and admire the same things. This allows them to quickly get to the point. There is a symbiosis between the manufacturing part and the creation part. Justine and Romain are a bit like the Bonnie and Clyde of design.
An inspiration in maritime design
Justine and Romain's inspirations are clear. They come from many walks of life. First of all there is the maritime design, the Morbihan, its landscape, the ocean, the coasts and of course the vegetation. They like to experiment with new activities. We understand better their taste for surfing. This sporting activity allows them to discover new territories. It is a way of traveling that is close to their hearts.
The Ammo duo likes to discover and try new activities. It is thanks to this that they create ever more amazing projects.
The design of the Ammo studio is defined as enthusiastic and soft. Justine and Romain particularly like the lightness in the curves. Their working method is based on elements from their inspirations.
You can see at a glance their work their oceanic mantra. The purity of their creations is visible no matter who looks at their work. I like to call it maritime design. They don't want to misrepresent the thing that inspired them. They want their design to stay true to what they saw.
The Ammo studio is full of dreams. They want to make them. They have a constant objective: to always see bigger. Justine and Romain shared with us one of their future project: making paper lights. It's about creating an entire wall of paper light fixtures. Nice no?
Collaborations don't scare them. This is an opportunity for them to enrich themselves. Both technically and spiritually. Indeed, they already feed each other on a daily basis. But their thirst for learning is a driving force to meet the other. So why stop there?
The Ammo studio is above all a team effort. This allows them to go faster and further. Indeed, the exchange allows them to move the project forward when one of them blocks. This brings another vision of the project and allows them to put all their chances on their side to carry out their projects.
This is particularly felt in the manufacturing part. They thus obtain the perspective necessary for the proper functioning of the project. They can thus respond to more complicated problems. We can appreciate this technical mastery with regard to their previous creations.
Noble French materials
Justine and Romain regularly advocate the use of noble French materials. This is obvious to them. They thrive in their business thanks to this approach. It is a chance for them to touch noble materials. They cultivate short circuits to find partners.
It goes hand in hand with their conceptual and poetic projects. Their maritime design makes more sense by using materials they love with more added value.
Not to mention that it is also part of their personal values. They are therefore not among those who abuse the term “Made In France”.
Their personal values are centered on their inspirations. Above all, they want to draw an exclusive design that conveys inspiration. They are particularly sensitive to global warming. It is therefore obvious for them to work on eco-responsible materials. They wish as much as possible to highlight materials that have the least possible impact on the environment.
- A short circuit: to avoid greenhouse gas emissions in order to protect our environment.
- Made in France: this is a unique know-how, when you consume locally you participate in the economy of your country and you support French industry.
How to follow Studio Ammo
You can follow the Ammo studio via their Instagram account @ammo_designstudio. It is worth the detour! You will discover the influence of maritime design and the secrets of their workshop. I particularly appreciated the assembly of their Pandora side table . They do not hesitate to highlight the materials with which they work. It is also a space of expression on which they stage their designs and their way of working. You will discover their inspirations through colorful, dynamic and soft photos.
From time to time they exhibit their objects in cool places! They post regularly about it. Currently they have a summer shop until July 3: Place Tranape in Rueil-Malmaison. Do not hesitate to take a tour to discover their universe and give us your opinion!
Influencers and Creators
The unmissable ocean performance for the swimming fanatic duo.
A studio in step with the times
At Quark we are sensitive to all the values of Studio Ammo and their maritime design. Especially when designers work on sensitive subjects while cultivating an original aesthetic. Studio Ammo uses its audience and talent to convey important messages to us for an entire generation. We find an important convergence in the world of design with Ekhi Busquet. You have to dare to speak up when you have a voice that carries. Expose yourself to defend the climate cause. This raises many questions. How can we produce while limiting our impact? What are the best practices? We are happy to highlight young talents who are committed. We wish a great adventure to Studio Ammo!