Agency founded in 2010 by Alice Roux and Mattia Listowski
La Vague is a thrilling, evolving idea, born from the memory of happy childhoods. Its founders, Alice Roux and Mattia Listowski initiated a creative dialogue they named “Alice and Mattia” in a forest barn in 2010. Both plasticians undertook to infinitely develop an unfettered universe in which their singularities could chime. Today, their intention is to direct that universe towards issues which are met by total design.
Today, their intention is to direct that universe towards issues which are met by total design. La Vague’s growth relies on the organic collaboration of individuals in search of perfection, both aesthetic and executory. By publishing objects, the team breathes the extraordinary with the ordinary and has a lot of fun in the process.
Their capsule collections are evocative of the magic, elegance and pleasures of life and tangible evidence turns spectacular.
La Vague is trans-mission and embodies a vision of total design. Characterised by its transversality, total design enhances experience. The La Vague designers create vectors that carry your desired message to your public – your identity and desirability – in the form of visual, architectural, playful, musical or other objects. Their authenticity is derived from the principles of ancestral hand-crafts and supplied in contemporary creations driven by a quest for timelessness.
Portraits of the founders of La Vague Designers
© Martin Coiffier
Alice Roux, co-founder and co-director of La Vague, is in charge of the design activities. An emeritus graduate in interior architecture and design of ESAG Penninghen (Paris), she adds a touch of dynamite to apparent futility to generate excellence in the art of living.
She engages with her passion for architecture by masterminding stage sets for the Avignon theatre festival and the Zingaro equestrian circus rather than working in an architectural firm. Her professional rigour and fascination for the entertainment industry, acting, dancing, the work of Oskar Schlemmer, the Bauhaus movement and Total Art ensure that her expressivity achieves full force in each and every one of her commissions. Alice’s attitude is guided by “comedy” in acting and settings – whatever makes her laugh out loud.
© Martin Coiffier
Mattia Listowski, co-founder and co-director of La Vague, is in charge of the artistic direction of brand names. He has studied the graphic arts at ESAG Penninghen, communication at Académie Charpentier and video at ERG. This transdisciplinary perspective is what enriches his projects.
He has engaged in a reflection on human beings and their relation to reality and the imaginary, in the form of the “Systèmes Sensibles” and “Rongo Rongo” projects presented at the Venice Biennale. His constant shuttling between the natural and the artificial, the human and the landscape, sense and sensibility, is expressed by means of his hands, which are his second brain, and through meditation, which always guides him to an aesthetic balance. Mattia perceives the “horizon” of music, vision and the sea.