Crédits photos : Nathanael Abeille

Pavillon de l’Arsenal – 75004 Paris. Project owner : AGORADESIGN. Mission : design, follow-up, installation.
Installation of a reflector on the bell  tower of the building located at the angle of boulevard Henri IV and quai des Celestins. When the sun shines, hte bell tower reflects the sun rays towards the northern facade of the pavillion.

RESIDENCY02/11/2022 to 10/12/2022NATHANAËL ABEILLE


Nathanaël Abeille belongs to the generation of designers for whom materials and manufacturing processes can attempt to respond to issues and contribute to the transformation of everyday life. In fact, he works as a designer-researcher, in connection with the climate emergency of the moment.

During his residency at the Fondation with the glassmakers Jean-Charles Miot and Laetitia Andrighetto, he will continue his research on the links between design and solar energy.

His project, called “Reflexions” is based on the creation of reflective devices that allow natural light to be reflected and sent from sunny areas to a place, a facade or an object located in the shade. At the Fondation, he will produce a new typology of objects, reflectors, that use solar energy for daytime lighting.

He pays the same attention to the luminous efficiency of his installations as he does to their decorative impact.

The public is invited to meet the designer on December 1st, where he will present his approach to light and the results of his experimentation.

Born in Ardèche in 1986, Nathanaël is a French designer, graduated from ENSAD in 2011 and ENSADLab in 2014.

After two years at Ateliers Jean Nouvel, he set up as a freelance. His work is particularly visible in Marseille, Haute-Savoie, Buenos Aires, and Paris.

He lives in Frioul and works in Marseille and at ENSA Limoges.