Studio SNAIK / Yann-Kersale6 multi-talented partners

Architects, graphic designers, multilingual designers: so many skills brought together to produce outstanding light installations.
From public realm to private areas, SNAIK handles permanent installations and temporary events. SNAIK intervenes on projects of all natures: architecture and landscape lighting, creation of urban fittings and design of light objects.
SNAIK conceives the nocturnal light ambiance of a project, from the first sketches up till the completion. This work occurs as short-term or complete consultancy missions, and is carried out hand in hand with all of the stakeholders (clients, contractors, engineers, installers, manufacturers…)

 

 

Alternating between internationally reknown installations, creation of light objects, exhibitions scenography, SNAIK’s six associates have built specific light knowledge and skills whilst working next to Yann Kersalé, artist during the past ten years.

This team has founded the cooperative company (‘SCOP’) SNAIK in 2014 in order to offer its services and extend its activity in the following fields:

 

  • Creation of light concepts
  • Creative study
  • General coordination of studies related to a light project
  • Follow-up on completions
  • Artistic supervision
  • Video programming
  • Consultancy and expertise in lighting
  • Creation of light objects
  • Scenographies
  • Temporary installations
  • Permanent light art projects : urban, architectural and landscape.
Philippe STANFIELD-PINEL – Business Development and Public Relations - SNAIK Team
Philippe is a qualified architect and in charge of the business development of the studio in France and abroad. He deals with the contractual aspects of projects and public relations.

Philippe STANFIELD-PINEL

Development / Partner

Astrid HAREL – Administration & Communication - SNAIK Team
Astrid is in charge of the administrative and financial management of the studio. She ensures the general coordination of the team. She is equally responsible for press relations.

Astrid HAREL

Administrative and Financial Management / Communication / Partner

Jean-Marie PRIOL – Artistic direction / Manager - SNAIK Team
Jean-Marie works on the development of artistic concepts and their feasibility. He ensures the studio’s relations with clients and contractors in order to carry out the light art concepts throughout all of the projects’ milestones.

Jean-Marie PRIOL

Artistic direction / Manager / Partner

Jasmine COLIN-NAVAÏ – Image, video, graphic design - SNAIK Team
Jasmine is the studio’s graphic designer, she is responsible for all the studio’s creative production. She creates all of the visual material used for the various installations (night images, light-substance, morphings, videos) from early stages of conception of a project till its completion.

Jasmine COLIN-NAVAÏ

Image, video, graphic design / Partner

Fabienne MAMAN – Technical and artistic supervision - SNAIK Team
Fabienne is a qualified architect and is responsible for the technical part of each project. She follows the implementation of the installations, their technical and financial feasibility with the various intermediaries (architects, engineers, contractors, manufacturers…).

Fabienne MAMAN

Technical and artistic supervision / Partner

Nedir Benkhelifa – Design & technical supervision - SNAIK Team
Nedir has a Masters in Applied Arts in Image, Colour, Design. He is involved on the 3D aspect of projects (conception and prototypes) and the development of objects. He also ensures the technical follow up of projects.

Nedir BENKHELIFA

Design & technical supervision - Partner

Elodie is an architect and assists the team on technical aspects (2D, 3D and DIALUX) and on the artistic supervision of projects.

Elodie THINES

Technical and artistic supervision assistant

Our team consists of two complementary entities whose complicity has been standing for the past 10 years : Yann Kersalé, artist who has conceived architectural light art concepts for the past 30 years, and SNAIK, light art design studio and cooperative company (‘SCOP’) that produces all of Yann Kersalé’s concepts.

The studio is presently working in Paris, Marseilles and Cherbourg. Abroad, projects are developed in the USA, China, Qatar and Australia.

Our work method enables us to conceive projects adapted to all scales.

Our work adds up to that of engineers and architects, who are our daily partners.

We conceive strong projects and do everything possible so that all teams take part in their completion, while altogether relying on our specific knowledge of light, both technical and poetical.

Our work method consists in three milestones:

These 3 phases correspond to the method that we have developed along the years. It is perfectly adapted to Architecture projects’ Milestones proposed in the Scope of Works sent to us (ie. Concept Design, Schematic Design, Design Development, etc.)

All works

2018
  • "Couleur Lumières", Montreuil - France
  • SNAIK : creative study, general coordination of studies, artistic direction.
  • "La Canopée Réfléchie", Prado shopping mall, Marseille - France
  • SNAIK : creative study, general coordination of studies, artistic direction.
2017
  • "Le Chemin du Bleu", Quimperlé - France
  • SNAIK : creative study, general coordination of studies, artistic direction.
  • "Nuitamment", Villa Médicis, French Academy in Rome - Italy
  • SNAIK : creative study, general coordination of studies, artistic direction.
2016
  • "La Grande Bleue", Tour Odéon, Monaco - Architect : Giraldi
  • SNAIK : creative study, general coordination of studies, artistic direction.
  • "Water in all its states" - Denver International Airport, USA
  • Architect : Gensler SNAIK : creative study, general coordination of studies, artistic direction.
  • Group Airbus Leadership University, Toulouse - France
  • Architects : Valode et Pistre SNAIK : creative study, general coordination of studies, artistic direction.
  • Bassin du Commerce, Cherbourg - France
  • Landscape: Serge Renaudie
2015
  • Kipstadium, Roubaix, France - 2014
  • Béal & Blanckaert : Architects; Yann Kersalé :light art; SNAIK : creative study, general coordination of studies, artistic direction.
  • "L'Espace des 4 Eléments" - Yann Kersalé Art Exhibition - Espace Renault, Champs-Elysées - Paris, France
  • SNAIK : creative study, general coordination of set-up and artistic direction.
2014
  • Dhalia garden, N.G Promotion, Montpellier, France
  • Yann Kersalé : light art ; SNAIK : creative study, general coordination of studies, follow-up of implementation and artistic supervision.
  • Lamp for Hermès
  • Yann Kersalé : light art creation; SNAIK : 3D studies, development and studies, artistic supervision of prototypes.
  • Waves Shopping Center , Compagnie de Phalsbourg, Metz, France - 2014
  • GR Design : Architect ; Paul Arène : Landscape ; Yann Kersalé :light art; SNAIK : creative study, general coordination of studies, artistic direction.
2013
  • 1 % artistic commission for MuCem, Marseille, France
  • Rudy Ricciotti : Architect; Yann Kersalé : light art; SNAIK : creative study, general coordination of studies, follow-up of implementation and artistic supervision.
  • Chaban Delmas Bridge, Bordeaux, France
  • Thomas Lavigne and Christophe Chéron : Architects; Yann Kersalé : light art ; SNAIK : creative study, general coordination of studies, follow-up of implementation and artistic supervision.
  • Marseilles Old Port, France - Competition won sept- 2010
  • Michel Desvigne : Landscape design; Yann Kersalé : light art; SNAIK : creative study, general coordination of studies, follow-up of implementation and artistic supervision.
  • Place de la République, Paris, France - Competition won dec-2009
  • Trévelo & Viger-Kohler : Architects; Yann Kersalé : light art; SNAIK : creative study, general coordination of studies, follow-up of implementation and artistic supervision, production of images and videos.
  • One Central Park Sydney, Australia
  • Jean Nouvel : Architect; Patrick Blanc : Landscape design ; Yann Kersalé : light art; SNAIK : creative study, general coordination of studies, follow-up of implementation and artistic supervision, production of videos.
  • Passage du Prado, Paris, France
  • Yann Kersalé : light art; SNAIK : creative study, general coordination of studies, follow-up of implementation and artistic supervision.
2012
  • Galeries Lafayette Façade and Cupola, Paris, France
  • Djuric + Tardio : architects ; Yann Kersalé : light art; SNAIK : creative study, general coordination of studies, follow-up of implementation and artistic supervision, production of videos.
  • RBC Showroom, Montpellier, France
  • Jean Nouvel : Architect; Yann Kersalé : light art; SNAIK : creative study, general coordination of studies, follow-up of implementation and artistic supervision, production of videos.
  • "A des nuits lumières, La ville / la nuit / la mer"- Yann Kersalé Exhibition at the Capucins in Landerneau, France - H&E. Leclerc Foundation for culture.
  • SNAIK : artistic direction and production of videos
  • Temporary installation for the Pic du Midi, Midi-Pyrénées, France – in the event of Pink October (League against breast cancer).
  • Yann Kersalé : light art ; SNAIK : artistic direction of installations.
2011
  • "7 Fois plus à l’Ouest", Yann Kersalé art exhibition, at the Fondation EDF, Espace Récamier, Paris - France
  • SNAIK : creative study, scenography, general coordination of implementation, artistic direction of installations , production of videos.
  • Temporary installation for the Le Corbusier Cité Radieuse, Briey, Meurthe-et-Moselle, France
  • Yann Kersalé : light art; SNAIK : creative study, general coordination of studies, follow-up of implementation and artistic supervision.
  • "Lumière Matière", creation of a film, Launch of Région Bretagne trademark.
  • Yann Kersalé: artistic direction; SNAIK : production of videos.
  • Montpellier Town Hall, France
  • Jean Nouvel : Architect ; Yann Kersalé : light art; SNAIK : creative study, general coordination of studies, follow-up of implementation and artistic supervision.
  • Light art design for the Roger Salengro Park and swimming pool, Bruay-la-Buissière; France
  • Yann Kersalé : light art; SNAIK : creative study, general coordination of studies, follow-up of implementation and artistic supervision.
2010
  • Weser Tower and car park, Bremen, Germany
  • Helmut Jahn: Architect ; Yann Kersalé : light art; SNAIK : creative study, general coordination of studies, follow-up of implementation and artistic supervision.
  • Bouygues Télécom Tower, Issy Les Moulineaux, France
  • Arquitectonica: Architect ; Yann Kersalé : light art; SNAIK : creative study, general coordination of studies, follow-up of implementation and artistic supervision, production of videos.
  • Light objects for Baccarat
  • Yann Kersalé : creation; SNAIK : 3D studies, development and studies, artistic direction of prototypes.
2009-2008
  • Luxury Department - Galeries Lafayette, Paris, France
  • Bruno Moinard : Architect ; Yann Kersalé : light art; SNAIK : creative study, general coordination of studies, follow-up of implementation and artistic supervision.
  • Light art design for Opera House, Place de la Comédie, des Arceaux , Montpellier, France
  • Yann Kersalé : Light art; SNAIK : creative study.
  • Light Sculpture for the Grand Place - Brussels, Belgium.
  • Yann Kersalé : Light art; SNAIK : creative study. Yann Kersalé : création lumière ; SNAIK : étude créative.
2007
  • Light Diagnostic for the City of Luxemburg , Luxemburg
  • Tatiana Fabeck : Architect ; Yann Kersalé : Light art; SNAIK : creative study.
  • Private gardens, Romaneira Hotel, Portugal
  • Yann Kersalé : Light art; SNAIK : creative study.
2006-2005
  • Light art design of the Quai Branly Museum gardens, Paris, France
  • Jean Nouvel: Architect; Gilles Clément : Landscape ; Yann Kersalé : Light art; SNAIK : creative study, general coordination of studies, artistic direction.
  • Temporary installations - Hermès Galleries, in Singapore and Brussels, Belgium.
  • Yann Kersalé : Light art; SNAIK : creative study, artistic direction.

Ongoing projects

  • Permanent installation for Denver Airport, Colorado, USA - 2013
  • Gensler : Architect; Yann Kersalé :light art; SNAIK : creative study, general coordination of studies, artistic direction.
  • Footbridge - Cherbourg, Basse-Normandie, France - 2013
  • Dietmar Feichtinger : Architect; Béal & Blanckaert : Architects; Yann Kersalé :light art; SNAIK : creative study, general coordination of studies, artistic direction.
  • Vincennes castle, France - 2013
  • Djuric & Tardio : Architects; Yann Kersalé : light art; SNAIK : creative study, general coordination of studies, artistic direction.
  • Restaurants in Lusail, Doha, Qatar - 2012
  • Architecture Studio: Architects; Yann Kersalé : light art; SNAIK : creative study, general coordination of studies, artistic direction.
  • Cherbourg city center and ZAC des Bassins Cherbourg, Basse-Normandie, France - 2012
  • Serge Renaudie : Landcsape ; Yann Kersalé : light art; SNAIK : creative study, general coordination of studies, artistic direction, production of videos.
  • Lusail Yacht Club, Doha, Qatar - 2012
  • Architecture Studio: Architect; Yann Kersalé : light art; SNAIK : creative study, general coordination of studies, artistic direction.
  • Shanghai Financial District, Shanghai, China - 2012
  • Jahn Architects: Architect ; Yann Kersalé : light art; SNAIK : creative study, general coordination of studies, artistic direction, production of videos.
  • La Baule bay, Loire- Atlantique, France - 2012
  • Yann Kersalé : light art; SNAIK : creative study, general coordination of studies, artistic direction.
  • LUSAIL new city, Doha, Qatar - 2011
  • Michel Desvigne : Landscape; Architecture Studio: Architects; Yann Kersalé : light art; SNAIK : creative study, general coordination of studies, artistic direction.
  • Odeon Tower - Monaco - 2011
  • Alexandre Giraldi : Architect; Yann Kersalé : light art; SNAIK : creative study, general coordination of studies, artistic direction, production of videos.
  • Les Ulis city center, Ile-de-France, France - 2011
  • Daquin & Ferrière : Architect; Yann Kersalé : light art; SNAIK : creative study, general coordination of studies, artistic direction.
  • Hôtel-Dieu Notre-Dame à la Rose, Lessines, Belgium - 2011
  • Philippe Dulière: Architecte ; Yann Kersalé : light art; SNAIK : creative study, general coordination of studies, artistic direction, production of videos.
  • Doha Convention Center, Qatar - 2008
  • Helmut Jahn: Architect ; Yann Kersalé : light art; SNAIK : creative study, general coordination of studies, artistic direction.