kreo in motion


kreo in motion is a series of short films re-imagining pieces of the gallery through the eye of talented motion designers and animators!

Every month a series of 3 animations will be posted at regular intervals. Each series will be dedicated to the creative practice of a different motion designer - blank canvas to …


Facet Vase — Ancient Greece by Nicole Peterson

Dans cette animation, Nicole Peterson a pris pour sujet le vase d'Olivier Gagnère, le « Facet Vase - Grèce antique ». Dans son animation, l'objet prend forme en tournoyant, avant de se parer de dômes brillants en saillie, dans des finitions dorées et blanches.

Dyade by Nicole Peterson

Nicole Peterson’s third animation transforms Julie Richoz’s ‘Dyade’ lamp into a mesmerizing geometrical fantasy. In Nicole’s animation, the ‘Dyade’ is envisioned as a black structure in rotation, with a luminous central element deploying in accordion-like motion. The nude and pastel backgrounds against which the object is set suggest a domestic space for the tall ‘Dyade’, shedding light on its functional nature.

Stargate Swing by Nicole Peterson

In this animation Nicole Peterson animates Jean-Baptiste Fastrez's magical Stargate Swing. Fragmented pieces of the glossy swing structure fit together as we see it during the day and at night.

Embryo by Jake Tyas

In this animation, Jake Tyas illustrates Marc Newson’s iconic 'Embryo chair'. Monochrome, glitchy water-like blotches bubble into shape to slowly make up the 'Embryo chair'.

Hymy side table by Jake Tyas

Initially inspired by Jaime Hayon’s 'Hymy' side table, illustrator and motion designer Jake Tyas plays with the anthropomorphic quality of the piece by transforming it into a character, surrounded by a gang of similar-looking creatures. In the short, the characters fill the screen, fighting for space as they expand until ultimately popping like balloons, one by one. Only the central character remains and slowly deflates, to finally transform into Jaime's Hymy side table.

Bench 165 by Jake Tyas

In his third and final animation, Jake Tyas illustrates Guillaume Bardet’s 'Bronze Bench'. His hand drawn character morphs from shape to shape until finding ultimate happiness in the form of the bench.
Eléonore de Valera
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Fraction Dining Table by Eléonore de Valera

Eléonore de Valera’s animation, slowly revealing the geometry of Pierre Charpin’s ‘Fraction’ dining table top. Defined by intersecting segments separating four sections of enamelled lava stone, Charpin’s table top feels at once organic and vibrant — brought to life by Eléonore’s hypnotic sense of line and colour.

2095/9 by Eléonore de Valera

In Eléonore de Valera’s animation, Gino Sarfatti’s ‘2095/9’ ceiling light appears in radiant and haptic form — its bulbs like a river of beads falling in a spiral, against a distinctly vibrant purple ground. Eléonore de Valera composes the wires first, and then the bulbs, one by one in simple lines, in a signature chromatic style — finally revealing the succession of bulbs that constitutes Sarfatti’s delectable piece.

Melancholia Mirror by Eléonore de Valera

L'animation d'Eléonore de Valera a pour sujet le « Melancholia Mirror » de François Bauchet, un objet qui doit son nom à la gravure éponyme d'Albrecht Dürer. Dans les nombreuses facettes sérigraphiées du miroir, des motifs abstraits apparaissent, ainsi que la suggestion d'une silhouette figurative dans la partie inférieure du miroir : la forme à peine esquissée du visage de Dürer. L'objet apparaît ainsi comme un portrait et un autoportrait, changeant sans cesse avec le déplacement des perspectives. Tout en contenant la marque permanente de la présence de Dürer, le miroir évoque également les reflets fugaces d'observateurs de passage - les deux s'entremêlant pour un instant seulement. Eléonore de Valera traduit ce sentiment de fugacité par un mouvement réel, avec ses lignes graphiques et son lavis violet caractéristiques.

Azo-x large side table by Rohan Mudgal

Rohan Mudgal’s clean and minimal animation honours the recognizable brick red colour and sleek design of François Bauchet’s ‘Azo-X Large Side Table’. In the first of three short animations, segments of the Azo-X table base float on a white canvas. These hollowed slices twirl while the whole table rotates, and slowly all pieces fall into place.

London Calling by Rohan Mudgal

Rohan Mudgal’s animation gives a nod to our London space by focusing on Konstantin Grcic’s recognizable piece ‘London Calling'. Inspired by the iconic Routemaster double-decker buses that used to frequent London, the piece pays homage to the narrow staircase at their back which connected the lower and upper decks. "I vividly remember countless travels across town, sitting upstairs in the front row, and watching London’s big city lights as they passed by below me. Of course, LONDON CALLING is not about bus travel. However, the title evokes fond memories I have for the city I once lived in” K.G. In Rohan’s animation, as the oak elements circle, it feels almost as though we are walking up the stairs to the top deck to see the view.

Quobus 1,2,4 by Rohan Mudgal

Rohan Mudgal’s second animation features the monochrome blue modular bookshelf from Marc Newson's 'Quobus' series. The animation highlights the playful aspect of the Quobus shelves, deconstructing them even further than just their separate modules; groove by groove, and flat surface by flat surface. Rohan's imagery, paired with his original sound design, sweeps us into a tranquil whirlwind as if in a dream. As the elements come together, the final shot depicts the inherent versatility of the shelves, showing how they can be used to hold just about anything.

Bended Mirror #3 by Maxime Pouillot

In Maxime Pouillot’s third and last animation, Muller van Severen’s 'bended mirror' skips in circular motions like a shiny humanoid and then stops — rising out of sight to produce a shower of confetti. This playful animation bringing life to the Belgian designers’ curved object coincides with the celebration of their 10 years of collaboration.

Chains Mineral by Maxime Pouillot

In this animation, Maxime Pouillot plays with the seemingly endless movement of Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec’s ‘Chains’. As each bell lights up at an increasing pace, the piece altogether takes form, finally tripling and mingling to the sound of ringing bells.

Plump Collection by Maxime Pouillot

Ceramic vases are often referred to figuratively; we speak of a vessel’s body, its neck, its flared lip... In this new animation, Maxime Pouillot highlights the anthropomorphic quality of Pierre Charpin’s ‘Plump’ vases, giving life to their curvilinear forms and sensuous lines. With a rhythmic original sound, Maxime animates all four iterations of Charpin’s satin-black vessels, the silhouettes of which morph into the other, like a single body in flux.

P9 Collection by Acil & Pierre

In this animation, the Parisian duo Acil & Pierre re-imagines Virgil Abloh’s ‘P9’ bench, transforming the piece’s concrete surface into shifting blocks of colour. Set against an original, rhythmic sound composed by Onthegrill studio, the ‘P9’ bench becomes graphic and dynamic, melding the urban quality tied to Abloh’s piece with a digital edge.

Snake Mirror by Acil & Pierre

Through the duo's imaginative lens, Jean-Baptiste Fastrez’s ’Snake Mirror' comes to life as the eponymous reptile — writhing with alternating colours. The undulating shape of the mirror paired with the animation of the image highlights the sinuous curves of the snake — which themselves are beautified by the small tiles of colour representing Fastrez’s use of mosaic.

2042 Collection by Acil & Pierre

Acil & Pierre put a spin on one of the most iconic lamps of the mid-century: Gino Sarfatti’s ‘2042’ ceiling light (1963). Composed of spheres that are contained within a cloud-like structure, the lamp is a testament to Gino Sarfatti’s predominant creative principle: the mission to create ‘rational lighting’. Here, Sarfatti’s ‘2042’ model is made to twist and turn in rhythmic cadence, brought to life by the digital work of Acil et Pierre. It is shown in all its beauty, simplicity and practicality — dancing away to shuffling hues.

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Sirai Bucarelli
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Frozen Hogweed Square Table by Sirai Bucarelli

Sirai Bucarelli has composed a mythological story that gives life to Studio Wieki Somers’ ‘Frozen Hogweed Square Table’. Through Sirai’s animated narrative, one is able to retrace the story of Daphne and Apollo, manifested in the final form of a tree. The animation is accompanied by a beautiful, dreamlike melody composed by Ruben Sonnoli.

Knots and Beads Curtains by Sirai Bucarelli

In this episode, Sirai animates Hella Jongerius’ beautiful ‘Knots & Beads’ curtain. Hella’s delicately woven piece is re-imagined through the mythological story of Glauco, son of Poseidon. Born a fisherman, Glauco one day notices that when the fish eat a specific herb they live again — he thus tries the magical plant and becomes an immortal aquatic figure himself. Hella’s beaded veil opens and closes the story of this transformation, like a cyclical and immersive tide.

Panta Rhea by Sirai Bucarelli

Taking inspiration from Tatiana Trouvé’s golden necklace Panta Rhei — meaning 'everything flows' in Ancient Greek — Sirai’s third animation shows a river morphing into various shapes. A flower gives way to a female head, whose contours dissolve into leaves, transforming into a cell, a snail, a shell and a volcano, until finally returning to the original form of Tatiana’s necklace. Evocative of the words of Heraclitus, who stated that you cannot step into the same river twice, Sirai’s animation is also a visual testament to the adage that 'everything flows'.