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The Mobilier National puts French expertise on show in Mexico

From 9 to 13 February, the Mobilier National will present one of the latest projects designed by its workshops at the Zona Maco contemporary art fair in Mexico: the Nuage de pixels collection designed by Miguel Chevalier and A+A Cooren. This will be the first time the institution has travelled to Latin America, where it will also present the documentary film Du fil à la trame by Julien Devaux at two private previews, on 11 February in Mexico City and on 13 February in Guadalajara. 

Updated on 08/02/2022

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Nuage de pixels, a project between art and design

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Miguel Chevalier et A+A Cooren, Nuage de Pixels, 2021 ©Thibaut Chapotot
Miguel Chevalier et A+A Cooren, Nuage de Pixels, 2021
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Through this project composed of a carpet, a sofa, armchairs and a coffee table, the designers' aim is to allow you to sit in a "cloud of pixels".
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Miguel Chevalier et A+A Cooren, Nuage de Pixels, 2021  ©Thibaut Chapotot
Miguel Chevalier et A+A Cooren, Nuage de Pixels, 2021
©Thibaut Chapotot
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At the Mobilier National stand in Zona Maco, visitors will be able to discover the streamlined graphic alphabet that covers the Savonnerie carpet and the furniture. This motif, which echoes a theme dear to Miguel Chevalier, a pioneering artist in digital art, magnifies the sober lines of the furniture designed by A+A Cooren, a design duo for their subtle and refined design work.
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Miguel Chevalier et A+A Cooren, Nuage de Pixels, 2021  ©Thibaut Chapotot
Miguel Chevalier et A+A Cooren, Nuage de Pixels, 2021
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The collection is intended to be "as simple as a pixel so that it disappears in favour of the motif", with a magnifying glass table magnifying the material and technique of the Savonnerie carpet on which it is placed.
From 9 to 13 February at Zona Maco, stand DS10
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From Gobelins to Gobelinos

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Sheila Hicks, Fil de lune, rayon de laine, 2021  ©Thibaut Chapotot
Sheila Hicks, Fil de lune, rayon de laine, 2021
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Textile creation will also be honoured at the two private previews of the documentary project "Du fil à la trame" by director Julien Devaux on 11 February in Mexico City and 13 February in Guadalajara.
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Atelier de Los Gobelinos de Guadalajara ©Julien Devaux
Atelier de Los Gobelinos de Guadalajara
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By filming the work of Mexican weavers in detail, the Belgian director highlights the enduring expertise of the Gobelins factory, perpetuated in the Mexican workshop Los Gobelinos de Guadalajara.

From the intimacy of the Mexican workshop to the workshops of the national factories, this documentary reveals how art tapestry has been able to survive and assert itself in contemporary creation.

La semana del arte

Mexican art week, marked by the Mexican art fair Zona Maco, is the main meeting point for the art market in Latin America, drawing thousands of visitors from all over the world. Supported by the Institut français, the attendance of the Mobilier National during this period will allow Mexican audiences to discover the national collections, French expertise and this French institution itself. 

The Institut français and the event

The Institut français supports the attendance of the Mobilier National in Mexico. 

L'institut français, LAB