In 2014, I co-founded Drop with Alvaro Alliende and Fernando Zavala with the idea of bringing to market a smart pool monitor that would radically simplify pool maintenance and dramatically increase pool safety. Drop works by capturing all the relevant water quality data (pH, temperature and chlorine levels) and transmitting them to the user via wifi. The data is then analysed and the user is provided with the correct amount of pool products needed to achieve the cleanest, highest quality water possible. Thanks to its built-in accelerometer and proprietary algorithm, Drop can detect abnormal pool activity and notify the user immediately.
Drop Logo Identity
The Drop Team
From left to right: Fernando Zaval, Alvaro Alliende and Emmanuel Laffon de Mazieres
Here is a selection of the released products that I designed while at Incase (2009 to 2011).
This cordless drill concept was part of an exploration for promoting the use of low-cost, low-energy segmented eINK displays. These types of displays use very little energy bacause each segment can be refreshed individually (as opposed to an matrix display). View the full concept showcase here
designed with Lenart Studios, 2010
Ferrari Modulo Concept
Whoever see the Ferrari Modulo designed by Pininfarina in 1971 can’t help be being in awe with how advanced that concept was and how relevant it remains. This prototype does not belong to the 70s, it is a definite leap into the 21st century. So when Bastien approached me to help him with his Modulo Revival concept, I could do anything but decline the challenge. His idea was to give a radical fresh look at the styling of the car while keeping the original concept and push it even further. We turned this 1971 concept into a radical ultramodern electric powered supercar that is centered around the idea of energy efficiency. Everything on this car is designed around aerodynamism and reduced rolling resistance. The extremely low profile, the controlled airflow, the sharp back-end edge help reduce drag and improve performance. Like in the original concept, the fully covered thinner wheels greatly enhance the rolling efficiency and airflow. No, green is not boring, it's a lot of fun and it's happening now...
Furniture and Lighting
Below is a collection of personal furniture and lighting projects designed between 2008 and 2014
designed by de Mazières
Slice is a coffee table composed of two white matte lacquered plates. The diffuse color effect is obtained by the lower plate reflecting the color applied under the upper one. This treatment brings a subtle and indirect color accent into the room.
Tepee is a tripod lamp reduced to its most simple expression since the legs themselves become the light source. The flexible silicone junction at the top allow for this nomadic lamp to be easily relocated.
Dune was a design proposal for French rotational molding specialist and furniture manufacturer "Qui est Paul?". Dune is a modern interpretation of the traditional "loveseat". The sofa is molded in one piece of polypropylene using the rotational molding process and can be used indoors and outdoors. For this project I wanted to avoid the constraints of traditional CAD tools and started with a clay model that was later digitalized.
1. the clay model is made by hand 2. markers are applied on the clay model 3&4. the model is scanned in 3D 5. imported model 6. after clean-up and final tweaks with T-Splines
T4.2 (Tea for Two) was an exploration conducted for Indian Stainless Steel production firm Progetto.
In 2007, Microsoft approached One&Co with the goal to enter the market with an innovative solution for desktop webcams. Our concept proposal was a camera with a rubber “ tail ” that would act as a stand for the camera when it’s on a desk, but would also attach to a computer display or a laptop. Monitors come in all sizes and thicknesses so really the challenge was to make the webcam versatile enough to adapt to all situations.