French schools of art and design exhibit in Milan

An experimental exhibition in Milan brings together remarkable projects around the theme of nature and environmentalism by students and young graduates from three prestigious French schools of art and design. Ambitious, stimulating and sometimes confusing, the exhibition offers food for thought and...

Published on 01/04/2019

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Catherine Geel

How can design solve environmental issues? This is the question that Catherine Geel wanted to address in the French section of the XXII Milan Design Triennial, which opened its doors on 1st March. Meet this historian, an editor and researcher from the Design Research Centre, who is curating the...

Updated on 07/03/2019

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Les Vases, by Elyse Graham

Between art and object, sculpture and design, Elyse Graham’s vases are characterised by their variety of shapes and colours inspired by geology, and the complex technical processes she has developed around her signature material, resin.

Published on 08/11/2019

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Samy Rio

A citizen of the world before becoming a designer, Samy Rio not only visualises everyday objects and new construction materials, but also thinks about what would make the ideal tools: this way he keeps control of the life cycle of a product from its conception to the finished product.

Updated on 16/12/2019

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Ester Manas, Balthazar Delpierre et Wisharawhish Akarasantisook - Universal Workware

Asean Design

Since 2017, the post in Bangkok has been developing, in partnership with the Institut français Paris, the posts in Jakarta and Hanoi, a multi-year cooperation project in design.

 Between 2017 and 2020, 8 workshops have been organised in Thaeland, Indonesia and Vietnam.

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Updated on 08/09/2020

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Double diptyque, d’Hugo Capron

Artists in residence at the Villa Kujoyama

Built in 1992 by architect Kunio Kato on the Higashiyama mountain in Kyoto, the Villa Kujoyama is a place for interdisciplinary exchange. Its purpose is to strengthen intercultural dialogue between France and Japan.

 

20 artists – architects, visual artists, photographers, dancers, film makers...

Updated on 04/03/2019

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Ruedi & Vera Baur

Ruedi Baur trained as a graphic designer and has worked with many institutions including the Centre Pompidou, for which he designed the signage and graphic identity in 2000. He and Vera Baur-Kockot, the sociologist who specialises in visual anthropology, have created the Civic City institute and...

Updated on 25/05/2021

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« Et soudain le monde fut immobilisé » à Casablanca

« Et soudain le monde fut immobilisé » - an exhibition by Ruedi Baur

On April 12th, 2020, during the lockdown, Ruedi Baur started a logbook to illustrate and question, with daily drawn illustrations, this historic moment. 

Everyday he realised one or more illustrations based on the news, on discussions and on his feelings. The outcome created a real encyclopedia...

Published on 27/04/2021

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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...

Updated on 08/02/2022

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Adeline Rispal

The architecture firm Ateliers Adeline Rispal and its partners (Si/Studio Irrésistible, graphic design, Les éclaireurs, lighting design, Innovision, multimedia engineering consulting) have designed the scenographic and artistic arrangements of various spaces in the Justus Lipsius and Europa...

Updated on 17/01/2022

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Hervé Lemoine

Hervé Lemoine, who was reappointed as head of the Mobilier National in February 2021, believes that the mission of this institution, which is several hundred years old, is to pass on a certain know-how and to train the younger generation in the art and design professions. As part of the French...

Updated on 10/01/2022

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Caroline Naphegyi & Sam Baron

Caroline Naphegyi is the director of Design for Change, a member of the artistic committee of the national stimulus plan for young creation and former director of programming for Lille Metropole World Design Capital 2020. Sam Baron is a creative director and designer. Together, they have developed...

Updated on 29/07/2021

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Night of Alter-realities 13 and 14 July 2021

On Tuesday 13 and Wednesday 14 July, the association Civic City is organising the Nuit des Alter-réalités (Alter-realities Night) as part of the 2021 Porto Design Biennale, which can be followed live.

Updated on 13/07/2021

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