Frédéric Pellenq comes from the mountains. From the Hautes-Alpes, in the south-east of France. He grew up between nature, snow and sun.
He enrolled at the École Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Paris-Belleville (ENSAPB), to become an architect but above all to develop his sensitivity to notions of space, light and materials.
In parallel, he multiplied the workshops of wood. Awareness to this material, learning techniques to tame it. He has also been assistant to Valentin Loellmann on several occasions. In Maastricht, the Netherlands. There, he learns to build with his own hands and observes how the artist feeds his philosophy and his studio. From this experience was born a relationship of trust, sharing and friendship.
Since June 2016, he has been an architect. Today, he chooses the scale of the furniture, the transition from the city to a chair. A reduced scale of intervention that allows it to combine the two aspects of creation: design and realization. A direction that he wants to associate with the development of interior architecture projects.
Since then, four collections have been created. Each of them enriches the language of the designer who continues to develop his work in the form of collections with always a refined vision combining figuration and graphics.
He has been accompanied by the Kolkhoze Online Gallery since the launch of his second collection, Gemini, and has just started a collaboration with Sight Unseen for his Very New Collection. AD Germany magazine awarded him the Designer Of The Year Readers' Award at the end of 2018.