LIGA is a collaboration between Pierre Alexandre Cesbron (ENSCI) and Matthieu Muller (Design Academy Eindhoven) made at ENSCI Les Ateliers Paris during their semester supervised by Jean François Dingjian (Normal Studio).

Pierre Alexandre and Matthieu’s works result in the possibility of creating simple, functional and poetic reflections where objects can talk for themselves.

LIGA is a range of storage furniture, a box, a bedside and a coffee table. These objects draw their identity in a color game, expressed by a gradient, which arises from the tension exerted by the ligature. The ligature links the top part to the bottom part and acts as a central hinge.

Each step of the manufacturing process is designed in an efficient logic. Thus, the bottom part symmetrically assembles two identical elements welcoming the ligature at its center. Additionally the treatment of the gradient is applied by sublimation allowing an unlimited reproduction.

Top Part – Metal sublimated and Caoutchouc neoprene
Bottom part – Metal painted
Ligature – Elastic Nylon

Photo credit : ENSCI Les Ateliers Paris © Matthieu Barani


LIGA is a range of colorful storage furniture

LIGA is simple, functional, poetic

A close-up of the gradient

the differents components of LIGA

LIGA in space

LIGA during process in the workshop