Graduates of ENSAAMA, André Fontes and Guillaume Lehoux created the Noir Vif studio in the spring of 2011, between creating publishing objects and innovative industrial projects. For André, this is a reconversion after a career as an engineer in contact with materials and manufacturing processes. Guillaume completed his education with a Master's degree in Innovation at the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts et Métiers in 2010. Complementary and convinced that the designer's pleasure is communicative, André and Guillaume elaborate for each project a two-voice narrative fuelled by personal experimentation and encounters. Going against the grain of academic creativity methods, Noir Vif works on relevant and inventive responses to products, objects and scenography.