Dorian Étienne
Dorian Étienne
Based in
Besançon, France
5 - 10 years experience
27 years old
Represented by
Galerie Philia (New York)

Independant designer based in Paris, Dorian Étienne combines in his work crafts and industry through a humanist and eco-friendly design approach.

Anchored in near or distant territories, he observes cultures and histories, techniques and materials. The richness of the world's cultural heritages insp


ires him throughout his work. Following this lead thread, braided of Human and Nature, he creates sensible and sensitive products : “objets métissés”.

Furthermore, experimentation is at the heart of his creation. The new features of the material are his library of ideas ; then he invents new uses.

Fundamentally his approach is respectful of the environment and humans.

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Residency at the Fabrica Research Institute
Fabrica Sep. 20, 2021 - Mar. 3, 2022
Treviso, Italy
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Le French Design 100
Paris, France
Green Product Award
Berlin, Germany
Mondes Nouveaux Governmental Call
Paris, France
Milan Design Week exhibition with Isola Design
Milan Design Week Sep. 5, 2021 - Sep. 12, 2021
Milano, Italy
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Golden Trezzini Awards
Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation
Resident at Ateliers de Paris
Ateliers de Paris Sep. 26, 2020 - Jul. 11, 2021
Paris, France
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Shapl Design Award
Séoul, Korea, Republic of

Nyx finaliste du Shapl Design Award

TEDx Versailles Speaker
TEDx Versailles Apr. 11, 2021 - Apr. 12, 2021
Versailles, France

Green Product Award

Nuclée laureate of the Green Product Award

Best of Year Award
New York, United States

Nuclée, sustainable mood lamps made of banana flesh in Taiwan with the Kavalan aboriginal tribe, won the 2020 Best of Year Award of "Interior Design Magazine".

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A' Design Award
Como, Italy

M-101 protections are shortlisted for the A' Design Award on the category "War on Virus".

James Dyson Award
Paris, France

M-101, modular, tailor-made and sustainable professional masks, is a James Dyson Award Winner

D'Source Design Challenge
Paris, France
Milan Design Week Digital Exhibition and Lecture
Milan Design Week Jun. 10, 2020 - Jul. 10, 2020
Milan, Italy
Design X Life
The Art Design Lab Apr. 10, 2020 - May. 31, 2020
Paris, France

Charity sale for the Public Foundation of Paris Hospitals

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Creation of the T-Wine Ceremony
National Taiwan Craft Research Institute Dec. 1, 2019 - Dec. 30, 2019
Caotun Township, Taiwan

Set of accessories for tea wine tasting.
Commissioned by the National Taiwan Craft Research Institute (N.T.C.R.I.).

Supervision of the Boulle - N.T.C.R.I. workshop
Boulle school & National Taiwan Craft Research Institute Nov. 8, 2019 - Nov. 19, 2019
Caotun Township, Taiwan

Organizer and accompanist of a workshop in Taiwan between a DNMADe class from the Boulle school and Taiwanese craftmen from the N.T.C.R.I.

Designer Freelance
Eric Gizard Agency Sep. 2, 2019 - Nov. 11, 2019
Paris, France

Creation of furniture, development of a range of carpets, ...

Exhibition at Printemps Haussmann during the Paris Design Week
Made in Design by Printemps Sep. 5, 2019 - Sep. 13, 2019
Paris, France

Exhibition of Nuclée mood lamp for the 20 years of Made in Design by Printemps

Métissage, exhibition and lecture
National Taiwan Craft Research and Development Institute May. 26, 2019 - May. 31, 2019
Taichung, Taiwan
Six-month residency at N.T.C.R.I.
National Taiwan Craft Research and Development Institute Sep. 20, 2018 - Mar. 31, 2019
Caotun, Taiwan
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Training in traditional asian crafts
National Taiwan Craft Research Institute Sep. 7, 2018 - Mar. 11, 2019
Caotun Township, Taiwan
Workshop on natural fibers and dyes
National Taiwan Craft Research and Development Institute Feb. 4, 2019 - Feb. 17, 2019
Caotun, Taiwan
Workshop on aesthetics with Akanishi Shinya
National Taiwan Craft Research and Development Institute Nov. 12, 2018 - Nov. 23, 2018
Caotun, Taiwan
Workshop on banana fiber with Elvin Karana
National Taiwan Craft Research and Development Institute Sep. 24, 2018 - Oct. 12, 2018
Caotun, Taiwan
BTS Product Design
École Boulle - Design et Métiers d'Arts (Paris) Sep. 1, 2015 - Jul. 3, 2018
Paris, France
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Exhibition of Dívis jewelery
EElux Jun. 11, 2018 - Jun. 17, 2018
Paris, France
Partnership with the Mobilier National
Mobilier National - Les Gobelins May. 14, 2018 - May. 25, 2018
Paris, France
Vallet Purse
Paris, France
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Two-month internship at Eric Gizard Agency
Eric Gizard Agency Apr. 17, 2017 - Jun. 23, 2017
Paris, France
Partnership with Air France
Air France Feb. 5, 2017 - May. 10, 2017
Paris, France
Partnership with the Cafés Richard Company
Cafés Richard Jan. 9, 2017 - Mar. 6, 2017
Paris, France
Workshop with Dach&Zephir Studio
Dach&Zephir Feb. 6, 2017 - Feb. 18, 2017
Paris, France
Propedentic year in applied arts
École Boulle - Design et Métiers d'Arts (Paris) Sep. 1, 2015 - Jul. 4, 2016
Paris, France
Workshop on the "Fragilism" theme
Dance Conservatory of the 14th district Nov. 9, 2015 - Jan. 15, 2016
Paris, France
First Year of Medicine
Université Rennes 1 Sep. 1, 2014 - Jul. 3, 2015
Rennes, France
Scientific Baccalaureate
Lycée Dupuy-de-Lôme Sep. 1, 2013 - Jul. 3, 2014
Lorient, France
Prize of the Olympics of Geosciences
Lorient, France
3ème prix
Photography prize of the Arles festival "Clicks and classes"
Lorient, France

Product design


3D Rendering

Project Management


Tinkering design

Industrial Design

Environmental Awareness


Art of presentation

Graphic design


Scientific approach

Driving License

Software skills

Rhino 3D Modeling Software

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe InDesign


Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel...)

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Lightroom

Adobe Premiere Pro

Sketchup Pro

Adobe AfterEffects





Basic knowledge


Basic knowledge


Native language


Basic knowledge

Types of contracts
Freelance / Missions
Part time
Personal details

UE working permit

Potentially open to relocate

Nuclée Sustainable Lamps

"I will never stop being amazed by how designers are pushing the boundaries by creating sustainable products. Nuclée is a lamp created from discarded banana flesh and it is….truly bananas! The French designer duo came up with the concept and produced it during a six-month residency at the National Ta


iwan Craft Research Institute (N.T.C.R.I.) in Taiwan."

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Nuclée lamps are made using discarded banana fibers

"When it comes to designing a new product, sometimes it’s not about creating something entirely new but about finding ways to make an existing product more sustainable. In the case of Nuclée lamps, the “light bulb idea” evolved from traditional methods of using banana fiber."

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TEDx Talk 2021

"Design Durable & Objets Métissés"

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Eco-Friendly Chair Lukang

New article on Lukang eco-chairs made of loofah fibers.

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Material LAB

New article of Nuclée project on the German Magazine MILK.

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Creator Spotlight

Interview from the Wescover Gallery (San Francisco)

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Nuclée Lamp Made With Discarded Banana Fiber

Nuclée mood lamps highlighted on Quaint Mind magazine.

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A Customisable Face Mask Adaptable for any Profession

M-101 modular, tailor-made and sustainable protective masks.

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Partition Shelf Made With Up-Cycled Pipe Bricks

Roma partition highlighted on Quaint Mind Magazine.

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Fuorisalone digital: the creative young people of the Isola Design District

Interview and presentation of projects exhibited during digital Milan Design Week

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Taiwanese Techniques in Dorian Etienne

Article on some projects exhibited during Milan Design Week

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Eye for Design - Dorian Etienne

Interview from this Australian magazine on my projects and design concepts.

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3 Questions for : Dorian Etienne

" 3 Questions For " interview published on I.D.D website and networks, in anticipation of my exhibition for Milan Design Week 2021

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Taiwan Crafts n°74

Publication of my Design&Craft works realised during a six months residency in the N.T.C.R.I., in collaboration with Cordélia FAURE

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Franco-Taiwanese Cultural Exchange

Presentation of our design projects and the French culture in front of the 260 schoolchildren of the Caohu Hushan Elementary School (Caotun Township), with Cordélia FAURE.

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Taiwan Local Material

Publication of my research on banana fiber in collaboration with Cordélia FAURE. Presentation of Pellis and Nuclée mood lamps.

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