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120, avenue Ledru Rollin
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Metro : Gare de Lyon / Ledru Rollin

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Design en mutation : du côté des écoles et des institutions

This exhibition reflects mutations at work today as they appear in the work of eleven designers or collectives, who were selected as forerunners or leaders of the different currents of new generation Parisian design. It also salutes the role of institutional players – design schools, support bodies, exhibition structures, etc. - who have helped to shape and reveal these new talents.
The exhibition received financial support from VIA (Valorization of Innovation in Furnishing), the Municipality of Paris, CulturesFrance, the Fondation EDF Diversiterre (French Electricity), and the Consulate general of France in Quebec.
VIA relations head Michel Bouisson (Paris) was commissioner.

Pratical informations
From November 9th, 2010 to February 21th, 2011
Espace EDF Bazacle / 11, quai Saint-Pierre - 31000 Toulouse

Introduction text to the exhibition
One does not have to be a psychic to realize that a global environmental revolution is going to occur in more or less short order. One can maintain that it has already started. On the other hand, no one knows the outcome. This assertion can also be applied to the current digital revolution, the other major phenomenon whose effects on human societies have yet to be fully assessed. The professions of design and production of what is still known as consumer goods will be particularly exposed to the shockwaves of these two events, which though independent, already intersect with each other.
In Paris, a certain number of designers have already gotten down to business. They understood that they needed to rethink their field, which still rests on the precepts of modern movements. This need applies to a thorough reexamination of its purpose (what to produce, to what end, and by which means) as well as to the body of its methodological tools. Thus, those designers are abandoning the system of classification by major functions and the typologies of the resulting objects in order to take a different look at human activities - each activity considered as a whole and in relation to its own context - and are trying to come up with more reasoned solutions.
This exhibition intends to shine the spotlight on a few of those figures who stand out on the Parisian and international scenes. More aware of their responsibility and jubilantly walking away from beaten tracks, they express themselves through exploratory and prospective approaches.
Michel Bouisson

11 designers – 11 programs /

François Azambourg : "For a project economy"
Ruedi Baur : "Singularity of places"
François Brument : "Programming systems of objects"
Matali Crasset: "Hypothesis of links"
Delo Lindo : "Daily living, territory for experiment"
EDF, R&D Design : "Materializing energy consumption"
Jean-Louis Frechin : "Living in the digital world"
Olivier Gassies : "Taming water"
Mathieu Lehaneur : "The body in relationships to environment"
machin machin : "Techniques & principles in alternative design"
Jean-Marie Massaud : "The metaphor of floating"

A film /

Mutations seen in the eyes of schools and institutions, with :
Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Création Industrielle – ENSCI – Les Ateliers
Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs - ENSAD
Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Appliqués Boulle
Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Appliqués et des Métiers d’Arts Olivier de Serres
Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS) de Cachan / Design Department
Ecole Camondo
VIA – (Valorisation de l’Innovation dans l’Ameublement)
Institut Français du Design (IFD)
Agence pour la Promotion de la Création Industrielle – APCI
Agora scholarship grants
Grand Prix de la Ville de Paris
FIACRE scholarships – Ministry of Culture, Visual arts delegation
MNAM/CCI – Pompidou Centre

Film



A itinerant exhibition /

1. UQAM Design Centre, Montreal - Canada (16/01/09 - 01/03/09)
In the framework of the 10th MONTREAL IN LIGHT festival, which this year salutes Paris, the UQAM Design Centre mounted a show entitled ‘Paris / Design in mutation’, which ran from 16 January to 1st March 2009.

Seminar : ‘Paris / Design in mutation, portrait of a generation’
Nine Parisian designers give short lectures on their work. These presentations, each lasting about ten minutes, illustrate the ways in which creators experience mutation in their practice. They testify to transformations in commissioning, professional practice, production and research – the things that best show the changing character of design practises. The talks enable audiences to pinpoint the similarities and differences that are typical our shared cultural backgrounds.
Venue : Cinémathèque québecoise, Claude-Jutra auditorium (35, boulevard De Maisonneuve, East Montreal / Ph. 514 842-9763)
Date : Friday 16 January 2009
Hours : 9.30 am to 1 pm
Speakers : Jean Louis Fréchin, François Brument, François Azambourg, Delo Lindo (Laurent Matras), Design EDF R&D (Stéphane Villard), Mathieu Lehanneur, machin machin (Fred Sionis), Jean-Marie Massaud, Olivier Gassies and Matali Crasset. With Michel Bouisson, commissioner for the exhibition, and Gérard Laizé, VIA chief executive
Organized in collaboration with the UQAM Design School by André Desrosiers, professor.

Nuit Blanche
Saturday 28 February 2009 from 6 pm to 3 am
Special event light show at the Design Pavilion

Pratical informations
’Paris / Design in mutation’ at UQAM Design Centre, Montreal - Canada
From 16 January to 1st March 2009, opens 16 January at 6 pm
1440, rue Sanguinet (corner Ste-Catherine) / Montreal, Quebec H2X 3X9 / metro stop Berri-UQAM
Ground floor exhibition room (DE-R200)
Open Wednesday to Sunday, from 12 noon to 6 pm.

2. Espace Fondation EDF, Paris - France (17/04/09 - 30/08/09)
Following on from the ‘So Watt ! Design in energy’ show in 2007, Fondation EDF Diversiterre on a proposal of the Mairie de Paris, is pursuing its commitment to design and innovation for sustainable development.
In the past thirty years Paris has become a hotbed for a new generation of designers whose work is focused on research and development in prospective design. The Paris Design en mutation show at the Espace Fondation EDF presents works by eleven designers who rank among the most representative of this generation. These creators are not concerned with
aesthetics: their creations anticipate the impact that the changes in ecological balances and energy-use are having on our life styles.
Intelligence, humour and poetry come together to open new ways forward, and enable us to catch glimpses of what the objects that compose living space will be in the near future: an audio-shelf or a door-screen to broadcast and display information and images and create atmosphere, by Jean-Louis Fréchin, an oxygen generator for habitat by Mathieu
Lehanneur, a flying hotel by Jean-Marie Massaud, and even a whimsical multi-socket power point to symbolize ‘wastefulness’ in domestic appliances, by EDF Design R&D…
A 30-minute documentary film accompanies the exhibition, presenting interviews with directors of schools and institutions for the promotion of design, who express their views on current mutations and analyse the ways they influence practical functions.
Paris Design en mutation is a discovery tour of research turned toward the world of tomorrow.

Two exceptional public events
VIA and Fondation EDF Diversiterre have mounted two exceptional public events that aim at stimulating dialogue between designers and representatives of firms, schools and institutions, in an attempt to come to better understanding of the key issues at stake in design today.

Monday 11 May 2009 - 6.30 pm – 8 pm - Design in mutation: seen from the side of big firms
(Download the audio recording in French exclusively)
This first event looks at the ways in which mutations under way in economy, technologies and environmental awareness are re-shaping industrial logic. How major firms are responding and what place they attribute to design in their global strategy and organization? As speakers to relay viewpoints and analyses, we have invited three industrial groups of international standing that represent three key sectors of activity: the EDF group (French Electricity, 2nd world producer of energy), the SEB group (world leader for small household appliances), and the Cauval group (European leader for home furnishing: bedding, seating & kitchenware).
Chairperson: Laurence Salmon (journalist & teacher)
Participants: Isabelle Jalmain, ENERBAT group head (Energy in Buildings & Territories), R&D for EDF, Jacques Alexandre (on reserve), Member of the executive committee in charge of strategy & activities, Frédéric Beuvry, head of design for SEB group, Christian Le Brun, Vice-president of Cauval group.
… as well as designers: Ruedi Baur, Matali Crasset, Delo Lindo, Jean-Louis Fréchin, Jean-Marie Massaud, Gilles Rougon.

Wednesday 13 May 2009 - 6.30 pm – 8 pm - Design in mutation: seen from the side of schools & institutions
(Download the audio recording in French exclusively)
In the framework of the exhibition, a 30 m. film questions design schools and institutions that offer assistance to creation and promote design on ways of anticipating mutations in our day and age, on the influence of these changes on teaching programmes and selection criteria, etc., and on measures adopted to accompany transformations. This second event will use the film to confront points of view and analyses.
Chairperson: Michèle Champenois, journalist
Participants: Alain Cadix, Director ENSCI-Les Ateliers, Pascale Hanoka Boulard, Directress Ecole Camondo, Vaïana Le Coustumer, Teacher representing the Ecole Boulle, Baudoin Colignon & Claire Brunet, Co-directors of the design department at ENS Cachan, Marie Jose Mascioni, Directress ENSAAMA Olivier de Serres, Francis Dumas (on reserve), Director of studies ENSAD, Christine Colin, Inspectress of artistic creation DAP, Minister of Culture & Communication – FIACRE grants, Gérard Laize, General manager VIA, Françoise Jollant-Kneebone, FIACRE grants, Alain Reinaudo, Advisor for visual arts & architecture CulturesFrance, Anne-Marie Sargueil, President IFD, Valérie Guillaume, Curator in chief for heritage, Design service, MNAM/CCI, Anne-Marie Boutin, President APCI.… as well as designers, François Azambourg, Olivier Gassies, François Brument, Machin Machin, Matali Crasset, Jean-Louis Fréchin.

Pratical informations

’Paris / Design in mutation’ at the Espace Fondation EDF, Paris - France
From 17 April to 30 August 2009
6, rue Récamier / 75007 Paris
Entrance free of charge
Open Tuesday to Sunday 12 noon to 7 pm (except public holidays)
Guided visits for groups by reservation
Metro : Sèvres-Babylone (lines 10 & 12)

Download

IInvitation to events 11 & 13 May 2009 (Espace Fondation EDF - Paris)

3. EDF Electropolis Museum, Mulhouse - France (17/10/09 - 28/02/10)
The exhibition is presented from November 17th, 2009 till February 28th, 2010 to the EDF Electropolis Museum.

Pratical informations

’Paris / Design in mutation’ at the EDF Electropolis Museum, Mulhouse - France
From 17 October2009 to 28 February 2010, cocktail on 16/10 at 18h30
55 rue du Pâturage / 68200 Mulhouse
Entrance to the museum (which includes visit of temporary exhibition) is 8 €/adults, 4€ /children (from 6 to 18 years), Admission free for children under 6.
Open Tuesday to Sunday 10 noon to 6 pm (except 01, & 11 November, 25 & 26 December, 01 January)

4. National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest - Romania (05/05/10 - 30/06/10)
The exhibition is presented from May 5th, till June 30th, 2010 to the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest (Romania)

Pratical informations

’Paris / Design in mutation’ at the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest - Romania
from May 5th, till June 30th, 2010, cocktail on 05/05
MNAC, Izvor St. 2-4, wing E4, Bucharest, Romania / Entrance from Calea 13 Septembrie
Open: Wednesday - Sunday 10 am - 6 pm

5. Espace EDF Bazacle, Toulouse - France (09/11/10 - 21/02/11)
The exhibition is presented from November 9th, 2010 till February 21th, 2011 to the Espace EDF Bazacle, Toulouse - France

Partners

CulturesFrance, Fondation EDF Diversiterre, Consulat général de France à Québec, Uquam

Curator : Michel Bouisson - VIA (Paris)
Visual signature : Ruedi Baur set in Eiffel type by André Baldinger
Scenography : Georges Labrecque
Press : Pauline Lacoste : lacoste@mobilier.com - Ph. +33(0)1 46 28 11 11 - f. +33(0)1 46 28 13 13

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© Delo Lindo

© Delo Lindo

bucket
© Delo Lindo

© Delo Lindo

© Delo Lindo

© Delo Lindo

© Delo Lindo

toaster
© Delo Lindo

© DR

coupe-veille
© G. Belley

coupe-veille
© G. Belley

Sémaphore électrique
© V. Huyghe

Puzzle E
© F. Magne

Puzzle E
© F. Magne

Puzzle E, nature module
© F. Magne

Puzzle E
© F. Magne & SCP Arnaud Architecte Dijon

Fraîche Po
© MACHIN MACHIN

Fraîche Po
© O. Gassies

FraîcheTablo
© Y. Terrer

fan
© MACHIN MACHIN

© DR

© M. Pgnata Monti by Intramuros

Pack chair
© Fillioux & Fillioux

Pack chair
© Fillioux & Fillioux

chair
© Fillioux & Fillioux

Very Nice chair
© Fillioux & Fillioux

Bois-mousse chair
© Fillioux & Fillioux

chair
© Fillioux & Fillioux

Bugatti chair
© Fillioux & Fillioux

chairs
© DR

#44 vases
© F. Brument

#44 vases
© F. Brument

#44 vases
© V. Huyghe

#44 vases
© DR

Carte Blanche VIA "Interface(s)" - WaDoor UP, door-screen
© VIA / Marie Flores

Carte Blanche VIA "Interface(s)" - WaDoor UP, door-screen
© VIA / Marie Flores

Carte Blanche VIA "Interface(s)" - Wanetlight M, variable 3D lighting suspension lamp
© VIA / Marie Flores

Carte Blanche VIA "Interface(s)" - WaSnake ELA, modular shelf, luminous digital object
© VIA / Marie Flores

Carte Blanche VIA "Interface(s)" - Waaz AL, shelf music player
© VIA / Marie Flores

Carte Blanche VIA "Interface(s)" - WaSnake ELA, modular shelf, luminous digital object
© DR

Maned Cloud cruise airship
© Studio Massaud

Maned Cloud cruise airship
© Studio Massaud

Maned Cloud cruise airship
© Studio Massaud

Maned Cloud cruise airship
© DR

Splight City
© M. Crasset

Splight table lamp
© P. Gries

Splight standing lamp
© P. Gries

Bel-Air 3D
© DR

Bel-Air Ghost
© DR

Carte Blanche VIA - Q
© V. Huyghe

Carte Blanche VIA - dB (Decibel) : producer of white noise
© DR

Carte Blanche VIA - dB (Decibel) : producer of white noise
© DR

Carte Blanche VIA - K
© DR

Carte Blanche VIA - O
© DR

Carte Blanche VIA - C°
© V. Huyghe

Carte Blanche VIA - Q
© DR

Eau vive
© O. Gassies

Eau douce
© O. Gassies

Eau fraîche
© O. Gassies

Ondée
© O. Gassies

Point du jour
© O. Gassies

© DR

© Intégral Ruedi Baur

© Intégral Ruedi Baur

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