CERAMICS vases and candelholders Work & Style: Sophie Dries invented the Traces collection which is a collaboration with ceramicist Thomas Vivant and metal artist Michael Moore. The title alludes to both the scoring process for making ceramics and historical reference points that range from primitive stoneware to the 80's Memphis movement, namely Ettore Sottsass. The stylistic contrast is complemented by a strong sense of materiality and the dialogue between metal and ceramic. Each vessel is produced by hand in an edition of eight pieces.
Sophie Dries Architect is a Paris based design studio run by the architect Sophie Dries since fall 2014, when she was 28 .
Sophie Dries has studied in the Master Department of Furniture and Interior Design at the Aalto University of Helsinki, Finland. After graduating as an architect from Paris Malaquais architecture school located in the Beaux Arts, she started to design exhibitions for Musée d’Orsay. She has been collaborating for several years with multiple luxury interior design & architecture offices in Paris such as Ateliers Jean Nouvel, Pierre Yovanovitch or Christian Liaigre.
Sophie Dries Architect has designed stores and offices for the Istanbul hip brand Les Benjamins, also been renovating a Loft in Paris, some apartments in St Germain, a countryside house in Burgundy and currently works on a two floor penthouse on avenue George V. She was part of the Danish Architecture Residency of « Jorn Utzon Foundation » in the Villa CAN LIS in 2015 and worked on furniture design pieces. On the edge of high luxury and new design approach of shapes and materials, she plays on the paradox of traditional materials and technics with sharp and radical lines, in contemporary design. Sophie Dries has realised a numbered edition furniture line, launched in Milan for the 2016 Salone del Mobile and shown since at PAD London, Collectible fair in NY with gallery l’Éclaireur (Paris/Los Angeles).