Rodolphe Parente collaborated for a few years with Ms Andrée Putman in Paris. He was in charge of main projects from the furniture to interior design.
Today, Rodolphe Parente is expanding his own studio in constant pursuit of sense of detail, savoir-faire and quality of production. His work is based on contextual code integrating graphic pattern and expressive materials to create singular and unique atmosphere. In order to save the right tone for his creations, Rodolphe Parente places the user at the center of an artistic process, expressing emotions through the quality of drawing. He has been inspired by both the everyday life and an intimate mixture of textures and artistic feelings to draw his creations.
Whipped, Combed and Fingerprint magnify the motions and the craftsmanship through expressive, narrative writing.
The textures I sculpted are evocative of finishes in motion, in an irregular, raw and tangible style. Those ‘coarse materials’, typically employed on exteriors, have now slipped into the world of interior architecture with singular poetics, endowing the ambiance with a living, pictorial dimension.
The Panbeton® collection developed by Rodolphe Parente pays tribute to the work of the great modernist architects who were passionate about concrete, such as François le Coeur, Robert Mallet-Stevens and Auguste Perret.
Rodolphe Parente also developed a range of equivocal colours, playing with the effects of the perception of light reflected off concrete panels.
Portrait photo: ©Claire Israël
Photo credit : ©Leonard-Oliviero