Cédric Decroux (1976) and Yves Fidalgo (1976) have followed the industrial design course at the écal from 1997 to 2001, with a strong interest in graphic design.
Based in Lausanne, Switzerland, they have worked across a range of disciplines including furniture, product, scenography and graphic design since 2001.
While studying, they took part into a national artistic comptetition with 9 other artists, graphic designers and architects for Expo.02. Winning one of the 5 first prizes, they had the opportunity to mount an exhibition called «Territoire Imaginaire» that gave a vision of an imaginary Switzerland.
After graduating, their first commissioned work was an installation for a retrospective on the work of Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec at the Design Museum in London. They made an animation movie entitled «Motion Notebook» that brought sketchbooks into life.
After this, they have been commissionned for various jobs like communication projects for cultural events, product design for the Swiss federal railway company or the interior design of an independant cinema. In 2006, they designed the whole open air bar for Nestlé, who had an important presence on the 40th Montreux Jazz festival. A monographic book was edited by Pyramyd (Paris) in september 2007. It showcases their five first years of activity. In 2008, the italian producer Teracrea edited the collection "Waternetworks", products related to plants and water in the home. Another design product launched in 2008 is "Tree", a coat hanger for the collection IDÉE, a japanese design company based in Tokyo. In 2009, Les LIseuses was exhibited in The Lighthouse in Glasgow. It showed a series of products made for reading. In 2010, they took part in the new collection called "Atelier Pfister" launched by the famous swiss brand Pfister. They edited a multifunctional bed and a set of ceramics .
Fulguro goes on developing their personal research, exploring the blurred boundaries that separate furniture, product design and graphic design.
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