Olivia Cognet grew up in Nice on the Côte d’Azur, studied at the Villa Arson, and was nourished by the school of Vallauris. Since moving to Los Angeles in 2016, Cognet has focused on ceramics. With the freedom this material affords to explore every shape and size, she creates monumental bas-reliefs and giant totems as well as chairs, tables, lamps and vases. She draws inspiration from the lights and shadows of the landscapes of California, its modernist architecture and intense nature. Infusing a modern take on the great tradition of decorative arts, her works are both functional and powerfully evocative. Her designs showcase the power of contrasts; her minimal, geometric lines are interwoven with a sensual and organic vocabulary. Cognet's work has been featured in Architectural Digest, Vivre Cote Paris, Elle Decoration, Vogue, and more.