Born 1990. Lives and works in Paris.
Diplôme d'Etat d'Architecte (DEA), 2016
Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Paris-Belleville (ENSAPB)
Frédéric Pellenq comes from the mountains. From the Hautes-Alpes, in Southern France. He grew up there. Between nature, snow and sun.
He studied at École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Paris-Belleville (ENSAPB) to become an architect but also saw it as an opportunity to grow his sensitivity to the concepts of space, light and materials. His love of architecture comes from his will to work on interior designs, to think their drawing and comfort in order to have an impact on daily life.
At the same time he took several woodworking workshops to understand and tame this material and its techniques. He has also been Valentin Loellmann’s assistant several times in Maastricht, The Netherlands. He learnt to build a living philosophy from his own hands and observed the way the artist feeds his studio. A relationship of trust, sharing and friendship has resulted from this experience.
Since June 2016, he is an architect. Today, he chooses the furniture scale, going from the spread of the city to the detail of a chair. This smaller scale allows him to bring together two sides of creation : design and production. A direction that can be combined with interior design projects.
In September 2016, he moved into a studio in the Paris suburbs to make his debut.
Since then, several collections have emerged. Each of them comes to enrich the language of the designer who continues to develop his work in the form of collections with always a refined vision combining figuration and graphics.
The AD Germany magazine awarded him the Designer Of The Year Readers' Award at the end of 2018.