Agnès Denat is a French illustrator and co-fonder of the textile design Studio Cymé based in Paris.
What is your source(s) of inspiration, what moves you?
Art and design history mostly, but also travels, every time I can.
What is the most amazing present you ever received?
All my family and friends made me the most amazing present for my 30th, they bring me to Amsterdam for a surprise birthday week-end with all of them.
Do you work at night or during the day?
By day when I’m well organized, by night when I’m very close to a deadline!
The artist you crave for (at the moment)
I’m love the work of the french illustrator Ugo Gattoni or the street artist Nicolas Barome, I’m also in love with the wonderfull pastel color ranges of Margaret Jeane.
Your favorite museum, your favorite drink
The V.A in London, for all the design collection and the Galliera fashion museum in Paris. A fresh and spicy cocktail call the ‘green wasp’, chile infused tequila, lime, and cucumber!
If I say « paper » what is first coming to your mind?
The nice paper smell.
Mention a quote you feel is creatively inspiring
Andrée Putman says ‘In the end, it all comes down to a very simple idea: Harmony’.
If you weren’t an artist, what would you be?
An archaeologist for sure!
Topics and causes that matter to you?
Make textile industry more sustainable.
The Kooples, Etam, Fabricut, Simons, Maisons du Monde, Papinelle, La Fée Maraboutée…