Signalling the temporary cessation of many activities, the first confinement opened up a space-time for some that was conducive to creation. A seasoned architect and globe trotter with an ebullient imagination, Nathalie Ryan is one of those spirits touched by the grace of spring 2020... Through her collaboration with Édition 1.6.9, the designer delivered a year later, with the Satellite collection, her magnified vision of a planet-earth whose preciousness is no longer questioned...
Home to majestic landscapes that it jealously preserves, Canada, her country of origin, still whispers the quasi-religious precepts of a sovereign nature to the ears of architect Nathalie Ryan. Many of her projects, designed in perfect graphic and colour harmony with their natural environment, thus attest to her renewed desire to pay tribute to the fundamental but fragile balance of our planet, its fauna, its flora and its seasons...
In March 2020, his observation of the world changes perspective and signs the beginning of a fruitful collaboration with the expert teams of Edition 1.6.9 at the origin of three Rugs representing, each, an exceptional landscape seen from the sky.
Inspired by stunning NASA images, and drawing on her own experience in textiles and weaving, the architect draws on the technical know-how of 1.6.9 to translate the majesty and infinite complexity of nature. The result of meticulous and meticulous work, the three-dimensional compositions Kamtchatka, Sierra and Utah play on textures, gradations and weaving techniques to reproduce the accidental beauty of natural landscapes with unprecedented mastery.
An architect without borders, Nathalie Ryan has been renowned for the past ten years for her holistic approach to interior architecture, which gives pride of place to the dialogue of cultures, materials and know-how.
Of Irish-French origin, Nathalie Ryan was imbued with the splendour of the scenery of her itinerant childhood, in the open air, as much as with the magic of the natural state of matter that she likes to transform. Intuitive and sensitive, as an interior designer she is now part of a narrative approach, which calls for the experience of the senses as much as for contemplation. Ten years of experience as head of architecture for the great French fashion house, Dior, for which she has designed more than 250 boutiques and showrooms, have also sharpened her knowledge of and respect for know-how, her taste for the preciousness of made-to-measure design as much as her appetite for art and craft.