Emilie’s practice combines sculpture and furniture design to produce pieces that are both functional and aesthetic.
From the human body to the colours and textures of Mediterranean France, her work references the familiar as she seeks inspiration in her everyday surroundings. The playful functional sculptures of animals and vegetation by Francois Xavier and Claude Lalanne as well as the naive and bulbous forms of Niki de Saint Phalle have been formative influences.
Her recent project, Take a Seat (2018), is a collection of ceramic stools that have been inspired by food. Her renderings of the shape and feel of foods including clotted cream, pomegranates, scotch bonnets, sugar cubes and banana leaves playfully explores the dynamic between function and art.
Born in London, Emilie Coste graduated from Central St Martins in 2018, with a degree in Ceramic Design. She currently lives and works in London
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Studio Lloyd Rena
W6 0LD Hammersmith