POOL is a Paris-based creative studio founded by Léa Padovani and Sébastien Kieffer. Following the paths of design, graphics, artistic direction and interior design, POOL is characterised by a unique and total field of possibilities. The energy and exactitude of POOL is deployed in the numerous collaborations they take pride in – whether with ateliers or factories – when they’re not designing their own furniture collection, with galleries and other international furniture editors.


Brought to light at the Nouvelle Vague exhibition in Milan in 2011, L. Padovani and S. Kieffer have been dialoguing ever since on the way personal influences and their environment inspire their production. This joint reflection around design has pushed them into creating objects whose beauty and function are united, exploring the field of emotions and intentions. Whether it’s the Calée collection of ceiling lights in solid brass for CVL, Colonne, their latest line in wood or the Valsusa armchair made with the S. Bensimon Gallery, their savoir-fair is fine-honed in the detail and the finishes of the objects they design. Different facets nourish and stimulate the multidisciplinary reflection initiated around the artisanal collaboration present at every step of the realisation of a project.


POOL creations could come together within a large geometric composition of which they would have been the silent partners. Their vocabulary is there where the radical volumes and shapes and colours collide, affirming their appetite for graphic design. It’s this skill as interior designers and colourists we also find in their interior projects, as recently seen with the café Signé Extrait, where colours, shapes and materials seem to assemble together and form an obvious geometric combination.


Curious and collaborative by nature, POOL plunge themselves into the writing of scripts for French ateliers such as that of François Pouenat, or the CVL factory whose artistic direction they take care of. They also collaborate with design editor Petite Friture, and American gallery The Future Perfect for whom they developed their famous Contrepoids tables.