Sophie Dries has studied in the Master Department of Furniture and Interior Design at the Aalto University of Helsinki, Finland. After graduating as an architect from Paris Malaquais Architecture School located in the Beaux Arts, she started to design exhibitions for Musee d’Orsay.
Sophie Dries runs her architecture studio, based in Paris and Milan, since 2014.
She has been collaborating for several years with multiple luxury interior design & architecture offices in Paris such as Ateliers Jean Nouvel, Pierre Yovanovitch and Christian Liaigre.
She has designed stores, offices and several private residencies in Paris, Istanbul, Alps.
She was part of the Danish architecture residency of “Jorn Utzon Foundation” in the Villa Can Lis in 2015 and worked on furniture design pieces. On the edge of high luxury and new design approach of shapes and materials, she plays on the paradox of traditional materials and technics with sharp and radical lines, in contemporary design.
Sophie Dries has realised a numbered edition furniture line, launched in Milan at the 2016 Salone del Mobile and shown at PAD London, Collective Fair in New York with Gallery L’Eclaireur (Paris and Los Angeles), and presented in collective shows in Brussels, Beirut and Rome. Her first rug collection has been presented during the Salone del Mobile 2018.
Sophie Dries’ works here presented have been conceived exclusively for the gallery within its territorial survey aimed at identifying authors operating in contemporary design with an international attitude combined with a deeply rooted cultural vocation to the city genius loci and whose direction of research leads them to exploit techniques and materials of the Roman and Italian artistic and artisanal tradition.
Portrait by Gilles Uzan