Born in 1970 in Conflans-Saint-Honorine. Lives and works in Paris
Mathieu Mercier’s work stands at the crossroads of art and design’s esthetic, conceptual, humoristic and functionalist ambitions. His œuvre springs from a painstaking observation of form’s relationship to use, and produces objects that harbor different jostling temporalities. The old, the new and the contemporary interact there in a great formal simplicity that can’t fail to suggest the ingenious material appropriations of the bricoleur, the handy do-it-your-selfer, who embodies one of the facets of human genius.