• Biography

    In order to understand the work of an architect, or a designer, to perceive truly the direction of his line, we have to consider his counterpoint, his perspective line. For Joran Briand, it’s the ocean. If he is now known for his urban inclusions – he has conceived the huge concrete nets on both the Mucem and the Jean-Bouin stadium for Rudy Ricciotti – This young designer, trained at Olivier de Serres and the École Nationale des Arts Décoratifs de Paris, keeps looking for the sea, open waters, the constant flow of waves unfolding. When he designs a jute stool for SaintLuc, the silhouette of a mooring bollard appears. When he initiates the collective exhibition Granit, he contributes with a surfing board, and inclusions of embroidery. Even his concrete bench prototype, designed for Vinci, seems to be spreading towards the swell… It is thusly, inspired by a deep knowledge of architecture, that Joran Briand always questions the object’s dimension. He imprints on his creations a dialogue on a wider scale, one of structure, of buildings, -of space.


    In parallel to his work, Joran teaches design at the Condé school.


    Photos: Cyrille Weiner, text: PH Bizon

  • Work

    2005 – 2012

    2005 / Ceiling light system “Neurone”, Davide Groppi

    2006 /  Fresco “Zebra”, Les grands moulins university, Paris

    2009 / Climbing light « lampe grimpante », VIA competition

    2011 / Ministry of Defence Furniture, Balard competition,  Norman Foster Collaboration

    2012 / Museum lighting « Mura », Magnalucis




    January / Jute fiber stoul “Toul”, VIA and GOB Partnership project, Saintluc

    April / Graphic design facade, Mucem, Marseille, collaboration Rudy Ricciotti

    April / Curator and art direction “Granit“, Montreuil

    July / Retail design and art direction, Cuisse de grenouille shop, Paris

    September / Ceiling light « Bridget », ENO studio

    October / Graphic design facade, Jean Bouin stadium, Paris, collaboration Rudy Ricciotti

    October / first jute fiber surfboard, GOB, Cuisse de grenouille

    November / Fresco and fence design,  Lilas school, Fresnes, collaboration Chartier Dalix

    November / light collection « Stripes », Confidence and light



    January / Sofa « Never alone », research project IFM + VIA

    April / Tableware objects “Acropora”, research project Designer’s day

    April / Light collection « Vera », Roche Bobois

    Mai / Curator and art direction “Granit“, Paris

    June / Book “West is the best”Roomnumber edition

    July / Urban bench ” Conquest”,  Silvera

    July/ Wood game “Home”, Cinq points

    December / Exhibition Cabinet de curiosité Thomas Erber, Bangkok

  • 2015

    Janvier  / R*generation project – Furniture and signage for Renault design campus , collaboration Chartier Dalix.

    Mars /  Surf festival exhibition – MACBA, “Pool” chopping board for LPAR.

    Avril / MAM St-Etienne exhibition, “Conquest” urban bench for Silvera,  international design fair.

    Avril /  “Noé” armchair for Perrouin.

    Mai /  “Fax” Lamp for Saintluc.

    Mai /  “Candy” Guitar for the band La Femme, by Seewhy.

  • Press


    T / + 33 (0)1 77 17 27 36

    M / jb@joranbriand.com

  • Download


    Print / Portfolio_print A4 (5MB)

    Web / Portfolio web A3 (5MB)



  • Contact


    A  / 223, rue La Fayette 75010 Paris
    / + 33 (0)1 77 17 27 36
    M / info@joranbriand.com

    Job / job@joranbriand.com


    Subway / ligne 7, Louis Blanc station