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From Brittany

July 2018

We LOVE Thomas José Henri's dreamlike and inventive set-designs -- they're so fun and vivid. We chat with the From Brittany Art Director / Set Designer about working with his sister in Paris for Japanese brand Issey Miyake, his dad's print shop in Brittany, France; and that time he was in the shower and decided he would never go back to school.

Where did you study and what were some of your first jobs?

I have no diploma of any sort, I decided to leave school at 17yo so I started working with my sister for the luxury Japanese brand Issey Miyake in Paris, I was building all sort of crazy thing for fashion week show. I met really talented people and I realize I can do this for the rest of my life.

What was your plan for graduating and what actually happened?

My dad has a print shop in Brittany, France. So I planned to learn this work, but suddenly, I can remember I was in the shower when I decided to definitely stop school to learn something else by myself, I get out of the bathroom and told my roommate I won’t go to school anymore, he didn’t trust at the time but I really did never go to school again…

What do you look for in a great client?

A good client knows about your work and gives you full control on a project.

What have been some of your biggest disasters and how have you learnt from it?

My biggest failure was when I try to go back on a regular job as a studio manager, but then I start to feel useless and couldn’t live with a 9 to 5 weekday job. This experience was the last answer I needed to make sure I have to work on my own.

What career advice would you give your 16yr old self?

If you deeply trust in your choices, you’ll never regret it!

2018 for you in a sentence.

The year that all my life decision will make sense.

Twitter: @thomassalaun

Instagram: @thomas_jose_henri

Website: frombrittany.com

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