Gaëlle Lauriot-Prévost et Dominique Perrault
They both met in 1989, when the adventure of the Bibliothèque nationale de France started. Gaëlle Lauriot- Prévost, interior architect and designer, joined the agency created in 1981 by the architect Dominique Perrault.
Throughout three decades of collaboration, they have designed iconic buildings amongst which the great extension of the Court of Justice of the European Union, Luxembourg; Ewha Womans University, Korea; the rearrangement of the Pavillon Dufour at the Château de Versailles; and last year, the Poste du Louvre in Paris. They have also designed the lights and furniture for all those buildings.
Even though they are fully focussed on ambitious architectural and urban projects (Dominique Perrault has designed the Paris 2024 Olympics athletes’ village), object design represents a field which they explore hand-in-hand. They navigate with agility from the conception of large fittings to the designing of many lights, pieces of furniture, and even door handles creations. Gaëlle Lauriot-Prévost and Dominique Perrault think and reflect on the contemporary world: in 2021, they worked as curators and scenographers of the Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism.
They are also involved in contemporary creation. In 2020, they created the association for the preservation of the Domaine de Frapotel which aims at welcoming young artists, architects or designers in the studious environment of the Villa Weill, a radical master piece by the architect Jean Dubuisson.
Dominique Perrault is a member of the Institut de France. In 2015, he received the Præmium Imperiale. Gaëlle Lauriot-Prévost and Dominique Perrault have been selected by the editorial boards of Architectural Digest as part of the “AD100” ranking in 2022.
The production of the Oblique mirror with Galerie Jousse Entreprise is their first collaboration with a gallery.