QUALITY IS NOT SOMETHING YOU BELIEVE IN,
QUALITY IS SOMETHING YOU EXPERIENCE.
“We are an interdisciplinary design studio with work in the realms of art, architecture and automotive engineering. Our practice and research is underpinned by a deeply rooted passion for design.”
Today the STORIK studio exists as a creative and collaborative platform for creating beautiful and meaningful work with a focus and commitment to quality design. The venture began with an enquiry into recognising quality in design. Following an extensive career in the automotive industry in France and the UK, Laurent Amann founded STORIK in 2013 as a creative design and fabrication studio. Together with his partner Benzir, who is a registered British architect, the pair developed the company in 2018 with the aim to combine their professional skills and expertise in their work.
Laurent and Benzir have a wide range of knowledge and experience in the fields of automotive engineering and architecture. Together they have a unique approach to their work in their studio which bridges different professional disciplines, engages the design with the making, and addresses the past with the present. At the heart of every STORIK project there is a spirit of care, shared curiosity and creative partnership resulting in functional work created to inspire and delight.
“We are inspired by the geometry and forms found in nature. Our shared love for craftsmanship and our natural curiosity for materials push us to experiment by merging traditional workshop techniques with modern technology.
The creative process defines everything. For us the act of designing is never really complete as we find ourselves evaluating, questioning and redefining our methods. We value each step of the design process, from the very first hand drawn sketches, to the 3D modelling and the detailed technical drawings, from the early maquette, to the last nut and bolt of a fully assembled piece of work.
It is our firm belief that by embracing each step of the process of experimentation and research, we can design and create beautiful and uncompromising work. We strive for authenticity, transparency, and integrity in everything we do.”