Nelson Alves was born
in Boulogne Billancourt
in 1983 and graduated
from Strate College, in
France. Whilst a student,
he worked with several
interior designers in
Bangkok Ko Phi Phi
where he acquired
Maxence Boisseau was
born in Laval in 1982 and
graduated from the
School of Design in
Nantes after training in
They worked together on demanding projects for Véolia, Thales when employed by the agency
Design Utility, a company specializing in operator stations ergonomics.
Avid decoration and furniture fans, they started their own agency: “Studio At-Once” in 2008 to
give free rein to their creativity and imagination.
Successfully combining industrial processing and art of living, they were awarded “Les Decouvreurs
M&O” award for the “Glorify” chair in 2010, and were also runners up for the “Observeur du Design” award that very same year. There followed many collaborations with, for example, the “Dammann Brothers Tea company”, “La maison Kok” and indeed Airborne ! The tables
“Miss Trèfle©”, which are now part of the French “National Mobilier” collection, were designed for
Airborne in 2015, the following Impala© collection in 2017.
The French designer, Hervé Langlais, born in Caen in 1964, studied at the Normandy School of Architecture.
Whilst working with Paul Andreu for over 15 years, he took part in the construction of the Beijing China National Theater, the Shanghai Oriental Art Center and many more projects in France and abroad.
In 2006, he became the “Le Labo Design” artistic
director and successfully used metallic plates and
chain mail in his designs. Around that time, he
approached Airborne with the idea of a chain mail
cover for the AA© chair: this model is highly appreciated for its both rough and sophisticated look. The consensus is unanimous: it is a unique chair which combines industrial haute couture and design.
In 2012, he became the “Negropontes Gallery” artistic director. He designs collections of unique and collectible objects and furniture in the purest French tradition of Decorative Arts. He also works for CVL, Design-
Heure, Drugeot LABO and D’Argentat.
Young designer from Bordeaux, Maxime Lis has devoted his life to design.
Rational and restrictive process of production for each object, proactive and alternative solutions are high on his agenda.
For him, production rationalisation does not lower the ergonomics or quality of the product.
We met at the Paris Maison and Objet Fair in 2018. We were won over by his personality and enthusiasm.
His objects are clever and stripped of all superfluous details. This new creation is a bet. We would have loved to show it, on its own, in a 200 m2 white space…
It is both rough and poetic. Its name is LA 6ze.
« Coralie Prévert » trade mark was born in Florence in 2014 and registered later in France in 2016. It is a world of printed fabrics starting with scarves and kimonos progressively thereafter. Soon to be used to many more products.
Collaboration with the young French designer Coralie Prévert to dress the Impala chair and bridge. It is a precious graphic realm, contemporary and colourful, using the Italians printers’ knowhow whim whom Coralie Prévert works in close collaboration.
It is there that roots and travels, harmonies and eccentricities, shapes and words meet.
She loves the decorative arts, the architecture of the thirties, the XIXth century avant-garde, the design of the fifties.
And so, quite naturally, Airborne took an interest in her work and chose her unique style to upholster its new “Impala” chair and armchair collection, designed by “AT Once Studio”.