Tonight Offline: Sophie Demenge & Michael Ryan of Oeuf
This February, Sophie Demenge and Michael Ryan, a French /American husband and wife team and founders of Oeuf, the intuitive children’s design line, join Apartment Therapy! We’ll hear all about their vision to design products that offer real value to consumers without ever compromising on quality. They’ll tell us about the three key principals that influence every inch of Oeuf’s design: quality, practicality and function — all packaged in beautiful design. It is about a few essential, high quality and multifunctional pieces that resonate with today’s cash strapped consumers. Oeuf operated this way, long before being smart about money and the environment became a survival strategy. As always, we’ll be networking and taking your questions.
Also, we’re hoping to kick off the evening with three short design presentations. If you’re a design student/designer and would like to show one great design at our Meetup, please email Herma at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Before the economic meltdown plaguing the world today, before green and eco friendly were the new buzz words and hottest trend, there was Oeuf. From the beginning, Oeuf has believed in designing products that offer real value to consumers without ever compromising on quality, of the highest order. From making a conscious choice to manufacture in Europe versus China; from offering their clients furniture that is not only high quality but also multifunctional: a crib turns into a toddler bed, prolonging its usefulness far beyond the infant years; to always being mindful of its impact on the environment and the communities it serves. This is Oeuf.
This is also Oeuf: Sophie Demenge and Michael Ryan. A French/American husband and wife team that is steadfast and relentless in its goal to keep Oeuf true to its mission. From inception, Sophie and Michael were motivated by a desire to reduce unnecessary purchases and offer solutions to parents that made sense with the demands of a modern lifestyle. From an alpaca mitten to its Classic Crib, every inch of Oeuf’s design is thoughtful and focused on three key principals: quality, practicality and function — all packaged in beautiful design. It’s about a few essential, high quality and multifunctional, pieces that resonate with today’s cash strapped consumers. And Oeuf operated this way, long before being smart about money and the environment became a survival strategy.
It all started with the birth of their first child in 2002. As part of a new generation of design-conscious and environmentally aware parents they had to consider a cross-section of factors as they endeavored to clarify the modern nursery. Rather than producing a multitude of products, they decided to streamline the accommodations of their new lifestyle into a few essential pieces. Oeuf’s mission has become to make those essentials practical and stylish, without compromising quality and safety — their top priority.