American designer Juliette Mutzke-Felippelli and Brazilian Diogo Felippelli first met on the dance floor at a club in Rio de Janeiro before they opened their design studio Joogii in Los Angeles. Today, French house music is still one of their key inspirations, especially for their dynamic new chair. Jeanne-Marie Cilentoasked them 10 Questions about their life and work
FRENCH experimental artists like Daft Punk, Cassius and Etienne De Crecy inspired the design of Juliette Mutzke-Felippelli and Diogo Felippelli's latest work. Called French Touch, the chair pays homage to the nineties house music scene and its legacy to modern electronic music. Blurring the lines between art and design, the luminous colour spectrum of the chair's reflective surfaces and the puzzle-like lap joints are a metaphor for the conceptual way the music tracks were produced by layering disco samples with filters. "To create that distinct sound, it was all about mixing uplifting disco samples with heavy filters," says Mutzke-Felippelli. “I interpreted this layering and filtering process literally by using Dichroic film, which acts as this beautiful color filter applied to the flat acrylic surfaces of the chair, creating plays and reflections of light."