Workshop & production
Since 2003, smarin creates, develops and produces furniture design projects, scenographies and layout of spaces throughout the whole world.
smarin develops new typologies and explores different fields of creation researches based on the idea of the using experience through “objects designed as tools” and “furniture designed as systems”.
These offer the opportunity to build invention spaces and propose inclusive moments, creating a shared experience. They also allow users to reconsider their body language and gestures and offer new therapeutic mechanisms.
Two major groups structure the smarin range :
- The free elements such as the iconic peebles cushions – Livingtones and Colorstones -, Nénuphares or Dunes make it possible to use bodily instinct whilst in motion or simply relaxing.
- The structuring elements such as the Mobileshadows or the construction system Play YET ! that allow a creation of temporary storage, separations of nomadic spaces and light, autonomous structures.
One of the particularities of smarin is its cross-cutting and creative approach – from design to production to distribution.
Its creation process concentrates on the aesthetics of the creations, the materials used and the adequate and efficient scale of production.
All of these objects are created and made in France and the vast majority by the smarin workshops in Nice.
The production circuit on French territory contributes to the reduction of transport and environmental consequences. Moreover, it guarantees the use of working conditions that are relatively unique in the world.
Integrating complementary know-how into the team, the studio collaborates with architects, artists, and personalities that broaden their knowledge.
The close relationships with our partner manufacturers, with whom we have been collaborating for more than fifteen years, allow us to maintain a quality follow-up over the long term, from time to time and keep the production costs under control.
The production in short circuit, the choice of sustainable materials as well as a reflection. The constant focus on reducing transport and packaging volumes also contribute to this responsible commitment.
For more than fifteen years, our objects have been prescribed by our customers for prestigious places all over the world.