FREDERIQUE DAUBAL

PEOPLEText: Sachiko Kurashina

The second exhibition at Gas Shop will start Friday the 7th of February. The featured artist is Amsterdam-based-designer Frederique Daubal. Not only designing graphics and textiles, but also She is a talented fashion designer as well as graphic and textile designer. She has a wide range of clients; Wieden+Kennedy to Nike, Paul Smith and more. Discover her enthusiasm for the exhibition as well as her original brand “pieces”.

Please introduce yourself.

I’m a French girl, 1523 beauty spots. Studied literature and art in different schools then graphic design in France and in Montreal. Since then I’ve been working mostly as a freelance graphic or textile designer. From exactly two and half years I work on my own “pieces”.

I would like to ask you about the exhibition that will be held at Gas Shop from Friday the 7th of February. What is the concept of this exhibition?

A spontaneous “rendez-vous” in Japan.

What was the reason for choosing “Eclaircie en fin de journee” as the title for this exhibition? What led you to reach this title?

It can be a weather forecast expression meaning ‘clearing skies at the end of the day’ . We barely notice it anymore, but it’s a wonderful and positive thought that I like.
The little things happening in your everyday life, which make your day, make you vibrate; what is responsible to wake up your adrenalin even for 1/4 second… whatever it could be.

What sort of works will you show in this exhibition?

Cakes, candies, wine… no, that will be next. This time it’ll be featuring different “pieces” to wear or to touch like t-shirts, sleeves, dresses, knickers, handkerchiefs, buttons… also some more graphic work called “overprint”… And new or unique pieces. Welcome.

I heard that this is the first exhibition in Japan for you. What are your impressions of Japan? Are you excited?

Yes. The first exhibition in Japan and only the second time there. This exhibition is a great gift from GAS people, I’m really delighted with it. Japan intrigues me. When I was there I could have walked nights and days in the streets without being satisfied It’s an amazing source of stimulation looking ahead.

Please tell us about your own brand “pieces”. What sort of activities are you doing in “pieces”?

I’m making “pieces”… a quite abstract word I like to use because my production is not stuck on one specific product and this medium can change regarding what I want to express.
My work merged different activities, I try to evolve to become more pertinent. Yes, everyday and I like it.

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