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.
Léa Baert is an artist-designer whose work is based on hands-on experimentation and the creation of sculptural objects at the crossroads of art, craft and design. Working from her multidisciplinary Paris- based studio Fonta Fonta, which she co-founded in 2014, she divides her time between creating single pieces for personal and commissioned projects, and developing texture effects for set design.