Valérie Corcias & Dominique Kelly - Agitateur de Symboles
Individually, Valerie and Dominique have always had an appreciation for the power of Colour Energy. Having a background with a combination of art, interior design and fashion they grew to understand the importance and the effect of colour in people's lives.
Their passion for colour energy really ignited when they initiated PANTONE UNIVERSE brand, a world-renowned authority on color and provider of color systems and leading technology. After the success of PANTONE, Valerie and Dominique decided to move to Brazil where they launched an incubator for sustainable projects involving women and education. Spending years in Brazil had such an impact on their lives. Being surrounded by nature and adapting to a new cultural lifestyle they noticed that people were connected with themselves, they were so connected with nature and they lead a balanced and harmonious life. This sparked the birth of mycoocoon.
Valerie and Dominique wanted to bring the beauty of colour combined with power and healing properties of nature and create a unique concept that will give you the opportunity to experience nature in an urban setting. "When you are connected with nature, you are one, you are at peace, it heals you on an emotional, psychological and spiritual level".
We have collaborated with some of the leading experts in the making of mycoocoon:
Pierre van Obberghen - Chroma therapist and founder of the Color Institute of Light
An expert in light and colour phenomena and a pioneer in the field of colour therapy, Pierre has developed a unique system of colour test diagnosis and a new treatment procedure using colour and light. His work was presented at the University of Cambridge symposium: « Light, Colour and Sound for Health in the 21st Century ».
Guillaume Gérault - Aromatherapist
A man whose name is synonymous with research and with bold
approaches. Inspired by his own afflictions of anxiety and allergies, Guillaume abandoned his study
of osteopathy to become a passionate naturopath and aromatologist. With a degree in naturopathy,
he practices aromatherapy, holistic medicine, micro-nutrition and relaxation massage.
Livia Barbosa, Lucia Ramos & Aidan Mc Intyre - Gong Masters
Aiden adventure with Gong started in 1993 on the shores of Lake Sisque in near the Mount Shasta. At that time he didn’t realize that the time spent there would change his life. He was sitting under a huge redwood, when he heard an unusual sound. It was the sound and the vibration of a 28» gong being played by the Gongmaster Don Conreaux a particularly magnificent Gong, which he has been playing for the last 30 years.
Marine Peyre - coocoon seat designer
Marine arrived on the design scene in 2001 with a series of colourful, silicone objects available at Sketch in London and the MoMA store in New York. Her philosophy is embodied in a playful, pop universe that emphasizes multi-faceted games, the use of unexpected materials, expressive and colourful shapes, uninhibited attitudes, and works across the disciplines of art, space and design.
Lanzavecchia+Wai - coocoon designer
Is a creative collaboration between Francesca Lanzavecchia and Hunn Wai. To them, being designers means being researchers, engineers, craftsmen and story-tellers all at the same time. Lanzavecchia’s main interest lies in the relationships objects have and can have with the human body and soul. Wai is fascinated by the collisions and fusions of materials, meanings and forms. Their cooperation is based on those focuses and having hailed from two very different countries and cultures, they attempt to feed off each other’s backgrounds, knowledge and skill-sets to fuel lateral thinking and agile tangible application.
Melody Mizraki - Member of the Comité Français de la Couleur
Melody has been providing colour consultations at conferences and trade shows since 1995. She is the former Fashion Director of the Expofil show and teacher of styling at the Ateliers du Carrousel du Louvre. Melody lectures about colour and consults on style trends in the areas of fashion and textiles. She also serves as artistic director and colour consultant to industry and luxury business.
mycoocoon team dressed by NACOPARIS