Couleur is on view at WantedDesign Brooklyn on the Factor Floor, part of the IC Design Festival by WantedDesign during NYCxDesign. Couleur features teh work of three French designers, examining the use of color in their work. Pernelle Poyet, winner of the Hublot Design Prize, reflects on the role of color in her designs.
I started working with color in 2011, while I was an intern in a design studio specialized in exhibition design. I was working on a project the way I usually did: starting from the space’s blueprint, I divided the exhibition rooms in zones according to different functions, then made 3D models that I exported in contour drawings made of sharp black lines.
It’s only when it was time for making the project’s presentation pages that I finally wondered: «Which colors should I use ?» I realized I was absolutely incapable of choosing meaningful colors for this space that I had left completely white until then.