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
The set and light design of Mugler’s SS’24 runway are built around the cinematic framework that has come to define the brand’s high-voltage videos under the helm of creative director, Casey Cadwallader. On a snow-white runway, meticulously lined with mechanical fans, the brand unleashes an aquarium of muses, 7m-long chiffon trains rippling tentacle-like behind them. A bespoke lighting system frames the passing silhouettes, its synchronised motion echoing the thrilling soundtrack of house composer, Total Freedom. The extreme interactions of light, wind and fabric create a dramatic backdrop for director duo Torso’s live-action filming of the event.