Camif EDITION is a brand that takes its role in society seriously. It has a considerable positive impact on people and the planet, its promise being to change the world from the inside out! First and foremost, however, Camif EDITION is an adventure in innovation that emerged out of an event, Camifathon, where all kinds of people met to share some amazing creative and technical feats. Camif EDITION’s products must, of course, be beautiful, functional and innovative – but they also have to meet Camif’s six challenges:
To prioritise the local economy by working with French makers in short supply chains;
To create products whose components are good for human health;
To be transparent about how products are made and priced;
To protect the environment by making use of carefully selected materials;
To design co-creatable products;
After four years in various Parisian design companies, Thomas Merlin founded his own studio in Drôme in 2011. Simplicity and precision are values that guide his projects, as does his desire to strike the right balance between functionality, usability and aesthetics. Through his design work, Thomas Merlin seeks to create a harmony between three inter-dependent issues:society, the economy and ecology.
He’s inspired by craftspeople who succeed in bringing their materials to life, and he creates projects with businesses and artisans whose skills bring a whole new dimension to the work.
He collaborates with famous retailers and brands such as Eno Studio, Hartô, Ethnicraft, iDrugeot Manufacture, Jars Céramistes and Camif EDITION.
Camif EDITION’s Thomas & Florian coffee table came into being when the designer Thomas Merlin met Florian Dasras, director of the Dasras family business. As such, the table is the product of a beautiful collaborative effort. Theirs is a unique, audacious and innovative co-creative adventure, and their table perfectly allies modern sensibilities, marvellous aesthetics, a passion for wood and 100% French savoir-faire. Central to the project is items’ recyclability right from the moment they are manufactured, and it takes a sweeping perspective on furniture, from the processes that go into making it to the ways it’s used.
Thanks to its moveable accessories (which include boxes, trays, stools and cushions), Thomas & Florian reinvents everyday life, allowing users to switch from one activity to the next with speed and ease. This ingenious, customisable table opens up a multitude of possibilities and takes its inspiration from the ways we live our lives, so that the time you spend with it is every bit as unique as your own personality!