Born in 1985, Elise Gabriel is a French designer who gratuated from two famous French design schools, Ecole Duperré and Ecole Boulle. From her training as a textile designer, Elise Gabriel derived a special sensitivity to materials and their integration to applied arts. Combining textile and object design, she integrates poetry, technique, plasticity and functionality to her designs. Starting with a gesture, or a technique, or even a texture, Elise always aims to make it feel brand new.
As a young independent designer, she currently shares her time between a personal exploration of design, examples of which are exhibited in galleries, and the design of spaces or industrial products as well as the conception of cultural or educational events. Over the last few years, she has been working in particular for furniture editor Ateliers d'exercices, Centre Pompidou, Galeries Lafayette, Dior fashion house, the Mac/Val Museum and the Quai Branly Museum. Her work has been presented in a number of exhibitions in Dubaï, London, Los Angeles, Milan, New York, Paris and Beijing.
Several of her projects have been acquired or sponsored by design commissions, such as “Ursule” which was commissioned by the Centre de Recherche des Arts du Feu et de la Terre in Limoges (CRAFT) ; “Ossos", a prototype that was acquired by Centre National des Arts Plastiques (CNAP) and “l’Etreinte du Zelfo”, sponsored by the Valorisation de l'Innovation pour l'Ameublement (VIA).