is an artist at the cutting edge of digital and physical.
Benoit is a pioneer who creates a parallel universe astutely juggling the real and virtual worlds, not to simply escape from day-to-day life, but to rub shoulders with imaginary worlds we could only dream of.
He belongs to the generation which first paved the way towards the ability to push back the boundaries of what is real, transcending the virtual world and brining a whole new dimension to 3D design. His dreamlike worlds, completely free of the shackles of ordinary living, pave the way for fantasy universes which will be the design trends of the future.
Behind his creations lies a clear and purposeful desire to break free from the physical constraints and rules of manufacturing, to follow a path leading towards architectural design befitting of a dreamworld.
In parallel, he brings all of his expertise as creative director of Magnane 3D design studio, through worldwide collaborations with leading brands and luxury designers.
Enter the workcore
Genesis drop / Monde Singulier - Online
ENTER THE WORKCORE,
A MEETING BETWEEN THE RAW AND TANGY.
Benoit Challand is presenting a brand new series which aims at taking back an abandoned space on the outskirts of the metaverse. Known for his luxurious and tangy interiors, this time he is grasping hold of sites which are widely disused and forgotten to develop a living, poetic and falsely asepticised universe.
The ENTER THE WORKCORE collection blends ordinary, yet often contradictory elements to create some unique and unexpected couples. It is rolled out in the form of a range of virtual furniture which comes to life in portrayals which are reminiscent of the fashion world and showcase that which is rarely seen.
ENTER THE WORKCORE embodies a meeting between the ordinary and style with furniture which – despite its static appearance – intrinsically contains a means for movement. And in so doing, they are showcased in endless loops where the furniture comes to life almost on a catwalk.
All in perfect continuity of the artist’s work which once more combines his interest for architecture, design and fashion.
This collection is available as NFT on Monde Singulier.
The Other Side
D3sign Capsule X Elle Décoration / Archives nationales - Paris
A unique and exclusive film created for the D3sign Capsule X Elle Décoration exhibition at the Archives Nationales in Paris – September 10th to 18th 2022
The Metaverse is becoming real and something that has seemed to be a sci-fi scenario for the last decades now looks very reasonable. In a time where the boundaries between physical and digital are blurred more than ever, The Other Side challenges our perception of the unknown.
French artist Benoit Challand and Italian designer Pietro Franceschini mix their sensibilities to present a sequence of interlocking rooms. Each room reveals another face on the other side, bearing at the same time a sense of excitement and uncanniness.
Is this maybe an attempt to grasp what we are all facing or a strive of understanding our own selves?
Make a try on the augmented reality furnitures on your phone.
Dreamlike Interior / Dissrup - Online
The welcome home collection is composed by 5 NFT: Salon vert, Salon rose, Salon violet, Dancing Chair and Bureau rose.
Those 5 films are rooms expressing all my feeling about color, simplicity, comfort and discipline.
Metaform exhibition / Ground Effect - Paris
between reality and the imagination, between photography and 3D creation.
Whilst our own identities are becoming virtual in the form of avatars, the “Queen
Symphony” collection has been developed to act as both an extension and
augmentation of the body. The idea is not to have a functional item of clothing, but
rather to redesign the silhouette to reveal both a strong and unique feminine
As a direct continuation of post-modernism, this work forms a series of projects which
seek to ask questions about fashion and design at a time when our reality is
becoming the Metaverse.
Art installation by Benoit Challand in the VRuseum created by Boldtron x Slurp TV and Secondary Bounce
VRuseum is a virtual museum projected in an area of 10,000 m2. It contains galleries and open spaces that exhibits sculptures created by artists from the digital world.
This project was born in 2020 with the aim of connecting with the artists community from the world of digital art, offering participants the possibility of contemplating their digital illustrations in Virtual Reality.
Explore the museum with more than 35 artist involved, also individually visualize each sculpture in an isolated visualization mode or in “architecture only”.
You can visit the museum downloading for free the application.
Digital Local / Rucabata - Lyon
Cycl:R collaboration / Online
Cycl:R is the only cycling oriented physical experience that offers the sleekest way to express uniqueness and personal brand, while being rewarded for sportive performance both online and in real life.
The Cycl:R curation team asked me to be part as the main NFT collab’ and create a bike inspired from their collection.
Swell Gallery / Ripple - Online
The Throne – inspired by the Popou arm chair – was selected and exhibited in the Swell Gallery, by Ripple.