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Nathanael Bengio

Nathanael Bengio

New York, NY, US

 

About 

Employment 

Bureau BETAK, New York, NY, US, Design Intern

During this short internship, my eyes witnessed the scenic and surreal settings of the most ephemeral architecture that I have ever known and the un-trumpable power of the spectacular delirium of the world of fashion and of its celebrities. An architectural typology of installations that act as an embroided frame of ornaments for a fifteen minute show. These installations that have close to no function to determine their form have the freedom to take any shape made up of any material the designer wishes.

As an intern I got to see the creative process with the designers to come up with the inspirations for the clients and interpret their projects into an image that could be as surreal as a Dali painting to then bring it to life. Working hand in hand with the team of producers and designers, I got to participate to the collaboration of lighting designers, set designers, architects and producers in the creation of the fantastic image.

-Produced drawings, 3D digital models and renders for the shows and events

-Oversaw with the team of designers the backstage production and on-site construction of the shows

Website: http://blog.bureaubetak.com

Jan 2015 - Feb 2015
 

Auxygen LLC, Syracuse, NY, US, Freelance Designer

Auxygen is a young firm that blends the varying disciplines and design approaches of industrial design, architecture, fine arts, photography and video production together.
Forming a symbiotic relationship between all of these professions into singular projects, Auxygen has set itself up as an incredibly flexible company that creatively fulfills their clients needs as well as their own individual ventures.
Inherently, the lessons learned working in this kind of environment extended beyond any singular profession but rather in the greater conversation that was held at a interdisciplinary level that addressed the work produced as a fusion of these varying ideas.

-Designed upscale mixed-use high-rise (hotel&condo). Renders successfully used by developer in meeting with investors.

-Designed sculptural and collaged benches for a park in Beirut and eventually, for client’s private residence.

Website: http://auxygencreative.com

Jan 2014 - Sep 2014
 

Ateliers Liana Yaroslavsky, Paris, FR, Furniture Design Intern

As an intern, I worked hand in hand with Mrs. Yaroslavsky herself. As a Parsons School Graduate she became a very gifted Furniture designer. She taught me how to pay extreme attention to detail specifically with the varying characteristics of the materials we used for the design of her coffee tables.

-Designed coffee tables using rustic stones and rusted metals working directly with the Mrs. Yaroslavsky throughout the entire design process from conceptual sketches to fabrication.

Website: http://www.lianayar.com/

Jun 2013 - Jul 2013
 

Agence KAPPEL, Paris, FR, Interior Design Intern

At Agence Kappel, I worked mainly on Interior Design. In this small firm of three architects, I worked mostly on CAD, Google Sketchup, Artlantis Studio and Adobe Photoshop, to create computer models for the Agence and Renderings which I was then given the privilege to show to the client in meetings and then discuss the various ways in which we can evolve them to fit the clients need.

-Held private meetings with contractors, engineers and clients for designs and renders of apartment renovations.

-Refurbishing two star hotel lobby and courtyard to raise establishment to three star standards.

Website: http://www.agencekappel.com/

Jun 2012 - Jul 2012
 

Ron Arad Architects, London, GB, Architecture Intern

At such an early stage of my academic career, working for Ron Arad acted as an introduction to the office atmosphere of a renowned architecture office.

-Used Rhinoceros 3D to produce computer models for an art gallery installation.

Website: http://www.ronarad.co.uk/

Jun 2010 - Jul 2010
 

Education 

Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, US, BArch, Architecture

Aug 2010 - May 2015
 
Jun 2011 - Jul 2011
 

American School of London, London, GB, High School, Diploma

Aug 2007 - May 2010
 
Jun 2009 - Jul 2009
 

Awards 

King + King award for Community Engagement, Award

2014
 

Chancellors Award for Community Engagement and Scholarship, Award

2014
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills