What does TIPTOE look like through the eyes of an artist?
Constantly in search of inspiration, we gave carte blanche to artists to adapt our pieces in their universe. This way, we can mix two creative fields and discover TIPTOE in a new light.
In the world of Sonia Dubois
Say hello to Sonia Dubois, illustrator, printmaker, designer and owner of two adopted dogs – Benio and Iver! French-Polish born in 1992, she lives in Poznan, Poland. Dive into her world where cute animals, warm and bright colours and TIPTOE pieces are perfectly combined.
How would you describe your creative world?
Concerned about everything, eclectic, illustrated, bloody (I hurt my hands with scissors all the time), messy but not chaotic and covered in dog hair all summer.
And where do you get your daily inspiration from?
Travelling, friends, being at one with nature, through films, 20th century sculptors, Henry Matisse, Constantino Nivola, Isamu Naguchi, William Mitchell, Picasso and many others! Architectural spaces and music too, mainly Justin Vernon.
How important is your home to you? What does it say about you?
I move a lot, I don’t consider any place as given forever. You can lose everything you have built in a second, like lots of Ukrainian people now. I can work wherever I can bring my tablet, computer and the printing press.
photos : Milk and Sun
Why did you choose TIPTOE table legs?
I don’t buy things very often, so my boyfriend and I eat on the old 70’s coffee table inherited from my grandmother Zosia (the height is quite low, you can hardly put your legs in there). We needed a real dining table to invite our friends for dinner on a sturdy, interesting and elegant table. So I ordered an oak table top from the local lumberjack and fell in love with those beautiful Rosemary Green steel legs. What I also love is that I can change them whenever I want and I use them in my studio.
What is your vision of TIPTOE?
Universal, not boring, with many possible combinations.
A recent creative discovery to share with us?
My Teacher Octopus on Netflix, the indie documentary “Boylesque” about the Europe’s oldest active (very much so) drag queen, the new Warpaint album.
A cool address to share with all Poznań visitors?
Lazarus district is of the beaten track and is surely bound to be the Kreutzberg of Poznan soon. You can start by the Palm house situated in Wilson’s Park then go get a pizza in Vege pizza and drink the best coffee in the world in Vandal cafe. And obviously – admire old beautiful buildings and local dogs being walked. Quite a few dog lovers live here – and I’m one of them, too!