My name is Celine. At the moment I am living in Paris where I work as a Colour and Trim Designer and material innovator for the automotive industry. Aside my ‘day job’ I also develop a personal practice as a material designer and maker.
First specialized in printing I had a traditional textile background until I happily discovered the world of smart materials. This interest brought me in 2009 to begin a Master from Central Saint Martins College (London) called MA Design for Textiles Futures, where I finally realized and developed further my design thinking.
As a textile designer, I firmly believe that textile design must be more than simply decorative and could be use as an aesthetic communicative platform to act on user’s behaviour. Following this idea, I already developed some projects which explore the sensory potential of responsible surfaces as a way of altering people’s behaviour on their energy consumption within the home environment : a wall installation that reacts to sunlight, a wallpaper that changes colour following your electricity consumption, etc….
Since this project I continue to explore the potential of smart materials to create sensitive platforms by keeping researching on conductive materials, linking them with traditional textiles or craft techniques.
Link to my Website and my portfolio : www.celinemarcq.com
Some examples of my work :