The Dwell 24: Sabourin Costes

Learn more about the duo by reading the Q&A below.

Hometown: Paris, France

Describe what you do in 140 characters. Objects, furniture and interior spaces. We aim to create objects that bring a little joy and poetry into our interiors.

What’s the last thing you designed? A minimal and daring bench for an entrance hall in Marseille, France.

Do you have a daily creative ritual? Not a daily. Every day is different, so no rituals to speak of, just a mellow creative mess.

How to procrastinate? We often end up drawing new objects just to avoid finishing what is in progress and just a little less creative …

What everyday object would you like to redraw? Why? A light switch – these details can make all the difference and nothing has been done in this particular area.

Who are your heroes (in design, in life, in both)? Charlotte Perriand (a classic) and our moms (a classic too.)

Which skill would you most like to learn? Clay throwing, bronze casting and scuba diving!

What is your most precious possession?

My second-hand travertine, brutalist coffee table. -Paola

Air France craft posters from the 70s. And Anakin, Paola’s cat. -Costs

What is your first memory of meeting design? We really can’t remember. Looks like we both discovered design in design school …

Which contemporary design trend do you despise? Objects in the form of animals and wallpaper.

Complete this statement: Any design must … hit a rope.

What’s in your dream home? Windows everywhere and an Osaka sofa by Pierre Paulin.

How do you want the design to be different after the pandemic is out? We would like the pandemic to bring people in the design industry closer together – whether they are designers, editors, gallery owners, curators, clients … A little more cuteness and a little less competition, maybe?

How can the world of design be more inclusive? This is a collective effort that we believe begins with facilitating access to design education.

What would you like non-designers to understand about the design industry? The amount of work that is hidden behind each handmade object.

You can find out more about Sabourin Costes by visiting their website Or on Instagram.



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