objects based on narratives

narratives bases on objects


Born in 1990, Fiona du Mesnildot lives and works between Bordeaux, Paris and the Netherlands.

Graduated from a master degree in social design from Design Academy Eindhoven in 2015 – with a background in graphic design – she has worked as a design researcher for studio Makkink-Bey, Atelier Luma and Cité du Design Saint-Etienne.

In 2022 she focused on developing her own research studio under the name Buro Mesnildot.

She has participated in many exhibitions and international events. She also shares her design process and research methodology through the form of workshops and lectures.


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  • Auto-Fiction
    (Design des Instances), coordination / research
    Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Etienne, France, 2022
  • Arrivée au palais d’été
    by Studio Marcel Poulain,
    (Waiting for Godot), display
    Design parade Toulon, France, 2022
  • Citizenships. France, Poland, Germany since 1789
    (Infinite Passports), exhibition and publication
    Deutsches Historisches Museum, Berlin, Germany, 2022
  • Heimaten
    (Infinite Passports), exhibition
    MK&G, Hamburg, Germany, 2021
  • Designs for Different Futures,
    (Infinite Passports), exhibition and publication
    Walker Art Center, USA, 2020
    Philadelphia Museum of Art, USA, 2019
  • Islands,
    (Infinite Passports), exhibition
    Jerusalem Design Week, Israel, 2017
  • Aanstormend talent
    (Domestic Theatre), exhibition
    Museum IJsselstein / MIJ, The Netherlands, 2017
  • Demain des l’Aube [DDLA]
    (Domestic Theatre),
    lecture and publication, Paris, France, 2016
  • Breaking & Construct
    (Domestic Theatre), exhibition
    Atelier Relief, 4 Pièces, Brussels, Belgium, 2016
  • Do Disturb
    (Domestic Theatre),
    exhibition and performance
    Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France, 2016
  • Spring collection
    (Domestic Theatre), display
    Does Zevenendzes gallery, Laren, The Netherlands, 2016
  • SuperLandEscapes
    (Domestic Theatre), exhibition
    curated by Studio Makkink-Bey
    Ram Foundation, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 2016
  • Transformatie
    (Domestic Theatre), exhibition,
    Galerie Pouloeuff, Naarden, The Netherlands, 2016
  • Workscape theatre
    (Domestic Theatre), exhibition / performance,
    guest designer for Studio Makkink-Bey,
    UABB Shenzhen/Hong-Kong, China, 2015
  • Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts,
    Workshop and Guest Lecturer,
    with Studio Makking-Bey, China, 2015
  • Philarmonie [as Design Platform],
    (Domestic Theatre), display
    Haarlem philarmonic Theatre, The Netherlands, 2015
  • Thing / Nothing
    (Domestic Theatre), display
    Design Academy Graduation Show,
    Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven, 2015
  • Designing scarcity
    (The missing square theory), exhibition
    Het nieuwe instituut, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 2014
  • Krachtvoer festival
    (The missing square theory),
    exhibition / performance, Antwerp, Belgium, 2014
  • Muséum of Arté Util
    (Bureau de change for optimism) performance,
    Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, 2014




Fiona du Mesnildot


Studio des formes


Corentin Brulé
by Jeremie Hornus, Gaetan Baehr, Jean-Baptiste Morizot, Alisa Nowak & Theo Guillard
in Indian Type Foundry
by Jeremie Hornus
in Indian Type Foundry
Citizenships. France, Poland, Germany since 1789 - Infinite Passports, exhibition and publication - Deutsches Historisches Museum, Berlin, Germany, 2022.
Heimaten. Infinite Passports, exhibition - MK&G, Hamburg, Germany, 2021.
Designs for Different Futures. Infinite Passports, exhibitions - Walker Art Center, USA, 2020 - Philadelphia Museum of Art, USA, 2019.
Designs for Different Futures.Infinite passports, publication - Co-edited by the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Walker Art Center, and the Art Institute of Chicago, 2019.
Islands. Infinite passports, exhibition - Jerusalem Design Week 2017 - Photography © Dor Kedmi.
Workscape theatre. Exhibition and performance as guest designer of Studio Makkink-Bey – Re-Living the City, UABB Bi-city Biennale Shenzhen, 2015.
Do Disturb. Domestic Theatre, exhibition and performance - Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 2016.
Thing / Nothing. Domestic Theatre - Design Academy Graduation Show - Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven, 2015
Designing scarcity. The missing square theory, exhibition and performance - Het nieuwe instituut, Rotterdam, 2014.