In fifteen years and 150 projects worldwide, Isabelle Stanislas became inevitable. Without losing his smile, the architect is passionate about areas as diverse as design, brand identity, events or fashion. Portrait of an overactive.
Still a student, she finds a place – central – in a collective, a creative studio located in eastern Paris. With his student’s buddies, graphic designers, photographers, landscape or of course, architects, it develops both video games as exhibitions, shows or contests conferences. Training that is priceless: they upset the codes, use before the time of building materials – concrete, shotcrete, metal resin, steel – to give the appearance to interiors. They dare and experiment, followed by their sponsors. The adventure lasted a decade. Isabelle Stanislas it refines his style, his drawings and perfects already made his first projects. “The best years of my life,” does not hesitate to say today that certified architect who admits more than twenty years in the business, even if it seems hard to imagine. An opportunity that presents itself during the shoot third year to launch its own structure. Very soon graduated hardly pocket, she founded So-An Architecture, the agency created with the complicity, among others, Leiko Oshima, met while studying.
She studied volumes and light, captures space, to define the spirit of place, soak up its history, understand the people who are going to make it live. A heritage to basics, in nuances. “This is to translate an emotion, the complexity of a meeting of discovery where each party has its say. It is a story of identities. “Whether dealing with small areas or areas of exceptional size, the need to” be curious “returns as an emergency in his speech, based on subtle alchemy that will allow defining the framework of the architectural project that leads and implements forms from beginning to end. Creation or rehabilitation, she still favors the founding axis, looking for the why, how.
If the decoration remains a passion than a job, the world of fashion as a long interest. Working with Ann-Valerie Hash (she invested her mansion) or the shops of Zadig & Voltaire, at the request of Thierry Gillier, Isabelle Stanislas explored become creative fields who inspire. With a mission to identify the identity of the brand, identifying its DNA and integrate it in the heart of each new outlet, wherever they are in the world, respecting the soul of that place, preserving its own reality.
A challenge as she likes, and which gave him the opportunity to establish great friendships. “This is a chance to work with authentic collectors. I like my projects turn around the course of another object. But I also like that my interlocutor between my architectural universe that we share the world of the one and the other. What is sold on plan, traffic in space, the art of living … does not define the image. This happens with the knowledge of the people. “Thus, for a responsible fashion that loves smooth, she did not hesitate to draw a space all cashmere. Go beyond the appearance and what we see remains the priority of this lively and gourmet esthete who never seems satisfied to learn. Very organized, Isabelle Stanislas works “at the moment”, without wasting time. There in his life “one box for everything.” That of the creation of furniture – steel, concrete, resin – is being filled, so as not to lose his famous pencil stroke. Tomorrow she wants to look a little closer on the exhibition design. Anyway, this mother of blended family who also practices Thai boxing always keep one step ahead project and a construction method that never loses sight of the essential: the joy of living.