ENSCI is the acronym of “Ecole nationale supérieure de création industrielle”, which we translate as the “French national institute for advanced studies in industrial design”. Within the French education system, ENS in the name signifies that the School is a state run, highly selective institution, mainly providing master and research-level studies.
« Les Ateliers » is the school’s nickname, principally used outside France.
This nickname represents the space rather than the institution, an 11,000 sqm loft space in central Paris, previously made up of specialist crafts workshops working for Jansen, the decorative arts company. “Les Ateliers” echoes the traditional values of skill exchange and complementarity necessary for project teamwork, in both creative making and creative thinking.