M/M (Paris) is an agency established in 1992 by Mathias Augustyniak and Michael Amzalag, that develops creative communication, image, design and spatial strategies. The pair met at art school in Paris, and since then they have worked together as graphic designers and art directors on fashion, music and art projects. Their longstanding creative clients and collaborators include fashion designers Yohji Yamamoto, Jil Sander and Jeremy Scott, musicians like Björk, The Micronauts, Benjamin Biolay and Madonna.
M/M's work in the art world ranges from commissions for museums such as the Centre Georges Pompidou and the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, to collaborations and exhibitions with artists like Philippe Parreno and Pierre Huyghe, with whom they also designed the Etienne Marcel Café in Paris in 2001. M/M (Paris) have developed a distinctively unexpected graphic approach, combining free forms within strictly controlled compositions. They view each of their projects as a 'conversation' with those who commission them.
Their work has featured in a number of exhibitions, including: M/M (Paris): Haunch of Venison/ Venison of Haunch, Haunch of Venison, London, 2006; No Ghost Just A Shell, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, 2003; Nine Poster And A Wallpaper, Le Rectangle, Lyon, 2003; M/M (Paris): Icones, Indices, Symboles, Festival International De l'Affiche Et Des Arts Graphiques, Chapelle Des Jesuites, Chaumont, 2003; M/M Goes To Tokyo, Gallery Rocket, Tokyo, 2003; Design Now, Graphics, Design Museum, London, 2002; We Set Off In High Spirits, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York, 2001; In Many Ways The Exhibition Already Happened, Institute For Contemporary Arts, London, 2001; M/M @ Y-1, Y-1 Gallery, Stockholm, 1999 and M/M, Une Exposition, Le Consortium, Dijon, 1996.
Photo: Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin