Salamandre – Léa Baert (France)

Through her multidisciplinary practice designer Léa Baert regularly develops textural elements for set design. In Salamandre, this aspect of her practice comes to the fore, with Baert creating a set of textile mountains that seem drawn from a fantastical landscape. Inspired by a playground in Le square de la Salamandre, a plaza close to Baert’s home in Paris, Salamandre’s mountains are designed as cut-out sections resembling a sliced geode, their hollow innards revealing the making process. Baert enjoys hands-on experimentation and was attracted to Kvadrat Febrik’s Uniform Melange textile for its luminous qualities.