Savinien Caracostea is an architect, pastry chef, and cultural entrepreneur who combines his extensive research around the future of retail and hospitality with expertise in spatial and culinary design to imagine, generate and activate the commercial and leisure spaces of tomorrow.
At the age of 9, he published the first issue of Journal des Rêves from his parent's studio, chronicling the dreams of his family and friends. Later, while studying Architecture at Cornell University, he directed AWKWARD, an artistic student lifestyle publication which took the form of a tactile box, a gastronomic fashion show, a circus, and a lost purse.
In 2012, while completing his M.Arch II at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, Savinien invited celebrated pastry chef Pierre Hermé for an event, and subsequent publication, called Architecture of Taste, which he organized.
From 2014 to 2016, he was a Partner of AtelierSlice, a creative development office based in Stockholm. During his tenure, he opened the firm to international projects, bringing and playing decisive roles in commissions from the USA Pavilion at Milan EXPO, a consultancy project for H&M, and guest-editing Log 34: the Food Issue.
He has worked for OMA/Rem Koolhaas in the Rotterdam office, and has since designed cafés, bakeries, corporate headquarters, fashion retail locations, and residential projects in the US, has consulted for international fashion and hospitality groups, and taught at prestigious universities.