The Heroine’s Journey of Aurélie Pellat

What is the best thing that I love about my work?

I love to be able to imagine anything i want and to give it life with my hands. This is an indescribable feeling. 

What is my idea of happiness?

To be surrounded by the people i love

What is my greatest fear?

To become blind or to lose my memory

What is the trait that I most deplore in myself?
I am way to anxious and stressed about the things i care about. I put so much pressure on myself that it drives me crazy sometimes. 
And even though i’m well aware of it, i can’t help it… But i’m working on it

Which living persons in my profession do i most admire?One of the person i admire the most is actually an architect : Frank Gehry. He brought to the world incredible buildings which are spectacular in all aspects. I like his free vision and the feeling that anything is possible.I had the chance to assist at a conference at the Fondation Louis Vuitton where he talked about his life’s works… And i was deeply touched by his humbleness, even though he is a genius and probably one the most important architects of all times.

What is my greatest extravagance?

My temper

On what occasion would I lie?

To protect the people i love

What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work?

Not to be able to control the shipping services. I get upset when a package is late or even worst : lost !

When and where was I the happiest, in my work?

When i receive messages from my customers telling me they love their purchase.

If I could, what would I change about myself?

My anxiety ! Sometimes it gets in the way of my organisation. 

What is my greatest achievement in work?

So far, to be able to do the job i really love. It’s been a long way to break free from my previous jobs as an employee. 

Where would I most like to live?

I love my city, Paris. But i would love to have a second small house in the south of France, where i grew up. I miss the sea and the sun. 

What is my most treasured possession?

My memories 

What is my most marked characteristic?

I am like a cat, I always fall back on my feet. 

What is my most inspirational location, in my city?I would say the Saint Louis island in the heart of Paris. I like this feeling that nothing has changed for centuries there. Everytime i go there, it’s like travelling in time. 

What is my favorite place to eat and drink, in my city?

A small brasserie called Le Lutetia on the Saint Louis Island, just next to the Louis Philippe bridge. I like to sit there and write for hours, wondering about all things and watching people passing by. 

What books influenced my life and how?

“The 4 agreements” by Don Miguel Ruiz. It’s a book based on ancient Toltec wisdom that helps you to break free from your self-limiting beliefs. This book gave me a new understanding of human psychology and made me understand how we can manage our negative feelings. Also, it made me realize the impact a simple phrase can have on someone and to pay more attention to what i say. 

You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day?

Erik Satie, it gives me peace. 

Who is my hero or heroine in fiction?

Trinity in The Matrix

Who are my heroes and heroines in real life?

My grand father

Which movie would i recommend to see once in a lifetime?

The Italian movie “The great beauty” from Paolo Sorrentino. It’s the story of a 65 years old journalist, king of the Roman society, that is living in a superficial world full of crazy rich people. But in the same time, he is a very sensitive person looking for something pure and deep. This movie is all about this paradox and explores existential questions. It’s a master piece in my point of view.

What role play stories in my life and work?

In my work, i like to tell stories about the objects i make. I really enjoy explaining my inspirational process. I also think it gives more value to the product, like a hidden secret. 
In my personal life, I need to find a purpose in everything i do. I believe that anything happens for a reason, and i like to find stories that create the link. 

What do the words ‘You are the storyteller of your own life’ to me?
Yes indeed ! Only you can decide about your life. It’s all in your hands.

Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime?

My friends and family

Where can you see me or my work in 2021?

On Instagram @ladesignerieparis 
and on my website

How can you contact me?

By email : 

Aurélie Pellat 

+33 7 67 78 47 52

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