DANIEL POUZET - projects or subjects familiar with a real desire to tackle new issues previously unexplored.
After studying in Paris and Bucarest and receiving his diploma as an architect from UP4 (former Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’architecture) - in Paris - and from Ion Mincu - in Bucarest, Daniel Pouzet has taken advantage of his many professional experiences throughout the world by constantly developing his architectural projects towards new creative fields. Always in a search of finding a contextual response to projects, creative visions are constantly being utilized to further new experiences and new areas of expression. Learning from each project has contributed to Daniel’s professional development. As a world citizen, his sensitivity enables him to be open to any project.
1997 to 2002 - After graduating and receiving his degree an architect, working with Philippe Starck has been a major turning-point in his career, introducing him to the notion of interior architecture. This collaboration contributed to several hotel projects all around the world such as - Sanderson and St Martin's Laine in London, Hudson Hotel in New York - as well as luxury yacht 'Wedge Too' (75m) in Amsterdam.
2002 to 2008 - The relationship with Jean-Marie Massaud has enabled Daniel to pursue and carry out architectural projects to other fields with the same spirit of openness as when developing interior or event architectural projects. From this collaboration, the iconic Omnilife stadium in Guadalajara, inaugurated in 2011, has emerged. Other projects - Dedon Island Hotel in Siarego, the Philippines, the artistic direction of Lancôme "Flagship" boutiques - Hong Kong, Shanghai and Tokyo, artistic direction of Renault's showrooms in the world - Paris, Frankfurt, Geneva, Tokyo and Villa "Glick" in Nantucket, USA. Will follow, showrooms such as "The Modern Object" in Colombus, Ohio and the "Time &"; "Style" in Tokyo, or hotel projects such as "Lala Takerkoust" in Morocco, "Mama Shelter" in Palm Desert, USA, "Life Reef" Condominium Tower or "Hotel Mahn" in Mexico.
2008 to 2010 - Partnership with Atelier Charlotte Perelman, resulted in several restaurant projects : Restaurants Tanouki, and Gravy in New York; as well as uncompleted hotel projects such as the Hôtel de La Poste in Paris and hotels in Panama and in Montreal.
2008 to 2011 - A family world tour trip with his wife and three children in a camper van. A 3 year experience combining itinerant architect projects, children education and distant learning, discovering nature and foreign cultures. 3 extraordinary years on the road from Alaska to Patagonia.
Back to "normal" life will be highly influential in creative terms Finally, feeling released from all kinds of barriers within different artistic fields, there has been a diversification into new creative fields. Seeking a new beginning in life with inspiration and a desire to participate in some of the endless possibilities offered by partnerships and craftsmen all over the world. He naturally focuses on projects or subjects familiar because of prior experience with a real desire to tackle new issues previously unexplored.
In this change, meeting Booby Dekeyser and Dedon has been monumental. The first products designed for Dedon, the "New Rest" and the "Swing Rest" became quickly recognized as outdoor furniture icons. Followed shortly by Dedon Island Hotel and the humanitarian project, The Compostela community in Cebu, as well as "La Vie est belle", the brand new outdoor Bed, a true living space.
2014 - Publication of "Del Volcan Al Horizante", a book published in Mexico about his life throughout his work and travelling around the world.
Since 2015 Daniel joined the vegetal universe of Sage Vertical Systems, In Chicago, USA. Out of the Sage vertical garden systems, the strategic vision of Nicolae Halmaghi and Daniel's creativity, will appear "Sagegreeglife", a new company which develops projects incorporating nature in every indoor living space. The first two showrooms are quite successful. At the 2015 "Chicago International Home + Houseware Show" they received the "Global Innovation Award" for "Design excellence" for the "Fireflies Dome" project, and at the 2016 "New York Now Show", the "IDFA Best in Show for Lightening" for the "Ambienta" lamp.
Today, the Atelier Pouzet structure enables Daniel to develop projects as broad ranging as architecture, interior design and architecture - furniture and products, installation art, graphic design, illustration, projects for children and humanitarian work all around the world.
Visit the Website: www.danielpouzet.com