Six years ago, we spoke to Maxime Prou and Adèle Favreau, the French design duo who make up Atelier Bingo for our tenth edition of Wrap magazine. Since then the couple have had lots of opportunity to experiment, branching into new mediums of design through collaborations with fashion and design brands including Gorman, Element, GUR and Le Bon Marché department store in Paris. Their bold abstract artworks across collage, screen printing and ceramics explore shape and colour – creating pieces that are vibrant and full of life. We caught up with them to learn about their recent artist residency in Japan, their move to be nearer a city and how working from a home studio is so important for their practice.
How do you think your work developed since you were last featured in Wrap?
It’s crazy that it’s been six years already, we were really young. So many things have evolved since then – we’ve had so many projects all over the world and our dreams have come true with various collaborations and incredible encounters. We’ve worked with fashion and design brands including Gorman, Element, Octaevo and GUR, and with bands we’ve always admired such as The Burning Hell; and we’ve been able to continue our personal work in silkscreen printing, engraving, and wood carving. We’ve also had exhibitions, including one last year at a fabulous stationery and typography shop in Milan called Bonvini 1909. It’s hard to sum up six years, but we can tell you that we still find a lot of pleasure in our work and think we're very lucky. We try not to lose our youth.