Welcome to the first edition of Galerie CO’s Proust Questionnaire!
The Proust Questionnaire is a questionnaire about personality designed to discover new things about old friends. It is named for the French writer Marcel Proust, whose responses to a series of questions posed to him made it popular as a form of interview.
Galerie CO has adapted and shortened the original for our blog.
Maude E. Bouchard Furness
of Atelier HOCH
Galerie CO: What does sustainability mean to you?
Maude: Maximizing materials and respecting people and nature.
Galerie CO: What is your favourite work of art?
Maude: A white square on white background.
Galerie CO: Who are your favourite designers?
Maude: I have no memory for names, I like ideas.
Galerie CO: What was your first artistic creation?
Maude: Cutting hair for my dolls.
Galerie CO: What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Maude: Sheesh, a cabin in the woods with my dog and my boyfriend, with a barn where I can make things.
Galerie CO: Which living person do you most admire
Maude: Probably my grandmother.
Galerie CO: What is your greatest extravagance?
Maude: Chocolate. Good chocolate. Expensive chocolate.
Galerie CO: What is your current state of mind?
Galerie CO: What is your favourite city?
Maude: Montreal or Saigon.
Galerie CO: What do you consider the most overrated virtue?
Maude: The ability to have small talk and be charming.
Galerie CO:Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
Maude: Ooh la la, Sheesh.
Galerie CO: What or who is the greatest love of your life?
Maude: Sleep. And the act of being in love with a person or place.
Maude: My bad moods. They can be hard for me and everyone.
Galerie CO: What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Maude: I can’t answer that one.
Galerie CO: If you were to die and come back as a person or a thing, who or what would it be?
Maude: As a wolf, because it’s immersed in nature. Or a cat! You could sleep all day.
Galerie CO: What is your most treasured possession?
Maude: What would I save if my house burnt down? I don’t know… I’d say my best friends because you can’t replace them.
Galerie CO: What do you most value in your friends?
Galerie CO: What is your motto?
Maude: I don’t have one.
Galerie CO: Apart from your pieces, what is your favourite item at CO?
Maude: The red dot throw.
To read more about Maude check out her Designer In-Depth Interview here and her Artistic Statement and Interior Design Show (IDS14) trip plans here. She’ll be exhibiting in the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Studio North, Booth SN7 from January 24-26.
Follow us on Twitter @GalerieCO where you have a chance to win a ticket to the show, and where we’ll showcase more about Maude, and other young, innovative designers before, during and after the show!