Welcomed into the private home of Elisabeth Vidal on her 52nd birthday says much about the French designer’s warmth and enthusiasm, even before we delve into her sublime catalogue of collaborative projects, including ceramics, furniture and interiors. With a focus on working with artisans throughout Italy, France, Portugal and Japan, Elisabeth’s research on the essential object finds its foundations in tactile apprehension and gestures.
Originally a graduate from the ESDI in Paris, Elisabeth has spent many years working and tutoring in Milan, living with her husband and two children. A few years ago, they moved back to Montpellier where Elisabeth grew up, and it is here, we meet and spend the morning speaking about personal maps and the importance of taking the time to live.
Images by Mary Gaudin