The two Oliviers set up their company [o,o] in 2001 though they met way back in 1983 and have been inseparable ever since. They develop a new and highly personalised concept evolving through a variety of creations (furniture, show spaces, boutique design and events) and through various art direction engagements for prestigious brands, both in France and around the world.
The creative route that the two Oliviers have covered has been filled with works and research relating mostly to colour and also extends to material.
[o,o] designs furniture, spaces and shops, organizes event design and acts as art director for prestigious brands and institutions in France and abroad (Dior, Veuve Clicquot, Shiseido, Institut Français, Sèvres-Cité de la Céramique, …).
The creative collaboration of [o,o] with Japan intensifies since 2016 with the organization and the scenography of «Yokan Collection exhibition in Paris», and the launching of the concept «Yataï de Luxe» in Tokyo.
In 2012, the two designers published P[o,o]lychromie (Editions du Regard) presenting their joint work linking fashion and design through color and lifestyle.
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[o,o] has been founded in 2001.
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[o,o] is an agency which influences sectors as diverse as interior design, fashion, textiles or beauty care, and cleverly reinvents the codes of luxury and tradition.
[o,o] is the interaction between two complementary creative temperaments, Olivier Guillemin and Olivier Vedrine.
[o,o] materialises the environment you wouldn't dare dream of.
[o,o] capitalises on the skills of an outstanding team and network.
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Designer & creative director - President of the Comité Français de la Couleur
Since his training at the Studio Berçot in 1979, Olivier Guillemin has been methodically exploring the fashion world.
First to win the ANDAM award in 1989, he decided to create his own brand and market it internationally from 1989 to 1997, making headlines with his spectacular shows of futuristic fun fashion presented in unexpected surroundings.
His experience and spirit of initiative led to his election in 1993 as Chairman of the Comité Français de la Couleur, then in 2009, as General Secretary of Intercolor.
Olivier Guillemin’s fashion expertise & creative prospective approach led him to become the creative director and trend expert for international brands like Shiseido since 1999 and fairs (Première Vision, UBM, APLF, MakeUP in Paris, …) in France or Asia.
In 2001 he went into partnership with Olivier Védrine to open [o,o], an agency with a high impact in creative sectors, which set about reinventing the codes of luxury.
Architect, Designer & Scenographer - Teacher & International Speaker
Graduating from the École d'Architecture Paris - La Villette on 16 November 1987, Mr Olivier Védrine launched his career in Japan in 1990, presenting his first solo show at the Idée Gallery in Tokyo.
This experience had a powerful impact on his subsequent work whether for the Mobilier National, the CIRVA in Marseilles, the VIA or Sèvres-Cité de la Céramique.
He has attracted attention since the 1990s with his work on transparency and color, in particular by using acrylic crystal in his furniture and objects.
He has taken part in many solo or group shows: Néotu Gallery , Fondation Cartier, En Attendant les Barbares, Salon du Meuble de Paris, Maison&Objets…
For the last ten years, he has been teaching architecture and design in various art schools: Royal College of Art - London, École de La Cambre - Brussels, École des Beaux Arts - Reims (ESAD), École Camondo and ESAM - Paris.
In 2001 he teamed up with Olivier Guillemin to create [o,o], a design agency developing new concepts in a visionary style.