Matière Noire is a Paris-based creative studio leading new approaches to spacial design. Built on a network of parallel disciplines, our operation cultivates ambivalence, using observational methods to ground its intuitive impulses. Matière Noire is driven by an appetite for the undefined, the hypothetical, the intangible. Its process celebrates unexpected derivations, developing them into bespoke applications of cross-cultural collaboration.
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Spatial design studio
A dramatic beam of light isolates a pathway in the pitch-black hall of the Lycée Carnot, evoking the clair-obscur romance of Flemish painting. A hint of the neo-classic architecture of the school appears in the checkered wooden flooring, in a high-contrast play on post-modern juxtapositions. A ritual of revelation and disappearance, the stream of light guides the body forward, fearlessly defying the surrounding darkness.