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
Marine Serre’s five-part FW’23 collection is set against a backdrop of three 8-m high towers filled with 1,300 kg of compressed used clothing. Matière Noire and house set designer Remy Brière built the monumental towers using vintage denim, silk scarves, and t-shirts sourced by the brand’s studio. The show took place inside the Grande Halle de La Villette, a space formerly used as a slaughterhouse, turned cultural-centre. Light and smoke transform the space into an apocalyptic scene echoing the world's impending climate disaster, the towers encapsulating notions of circular and recyclable design, their contents destined to being upcycled in future collections.