SDW is a concept designed to familiarise the particular audience of one region with the design of another region or country that has earned the respect globally by achieving high quality design standards. SDW management is especially focused on the programme section “Country in Focus” in order to bring that region or country close to the audience. This year, 2014, we have the pleasure of having France as country in focus. The ground-breaking accomplishments of contemporary French design are among the brightest examples that promote their design as one of the leading national design movements. This movement is deeply rooted in the traditional French design education and the social manifestation of the ideas of modernism which became essential part of this nation’s cultural dialogue. Exploring the enormously rich history of French design has proven to be vital for understanding of the social role of professional industrial designers, especially when it comes to initiatives for public work and debates concerning design.
Although driven by aims of functionality, simplicity and affordability, French design has set the standards of high quality, luxury and exclusivity, providing the answer to the eternal designer’s question – how to make a perfect balance between these two. Looking at the current French design scene, the SDW team has approached ten of the most distinguished designers and studios, which display a genuine and up to date image of the country (when it comes to design). The SDW 2014’s programme “France – Country in Focus” is organized in cooperation with the French Embassy in the Republic of Macedonia and the French Institute in Skopje.
From July 15th to 26th 2014 will be held at The Echapées belles in Alençon. This festival offers a free contemporary art trail. Consisting of sculptures and videos, “Face à Face” allows visitors to forge a new vision of their urban space. The festival invites six artists to create an urban installation : Juliette-Andrea Elijah, Peter Fischli & David Weiss, Mirit Weinstock, Peter Aerschmann Žilvinas Kempinas The studio, invited by Martin Kiefer, curator of the exhibition, will expose the RING, monumental mirrors installation. - The work will be visible until September 5th on the Esplanade de la Halle aux Toiles.
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Palais de Tokyo & Audi talents awards invite you from May 19th to 25th to participate to a unique experience of design and contemporary art : PARAPANORAMA. A monumental installation by a collective score of designers and artists with the ” CONNECTEURS ” by Jerome Dumetz winner Audi talents awards Design 2013.
Main actors of this collective work , artists and designers compare their practices in the public eye , also invited to participate. Around Jerome Dumetz and Ivan Argote , award winning Audi talents Contemporary Art in 2013 , with whom he will lay the first stone of the building, everyone can attend "live" creations of young artists and designers among the most prominent moment for some past winners Audi talents awards . Program : Wilfrid Almendra , Pierre- Olivier Arnaud , Neil Beloufa , Sébastien Cordoleani , Matali Crasset , Florence Doléac , Franck Fontana, FREAKS free architects Benjamin Graindorge , Constance Guiset , Arnaud Lapierre , Mathieu Mercier, Pitoiset Emilie , Marie- Aurore Stiker- Metral and Stéphane Vigny .
A series of colored glass side tables whose characteristic angles of the glass, draw patterns in triangle, referring to the geometry of the prism. it is a refined design evoke the lightness of the material, giving it a strong graphic identity despite its almost disparation.
Unprecedented of the Audi Talents Awards program ‘s 2007-2012 laureates exhibition. Gaël Charbau & Amélie du Passage as co-curators.
With Constance Guisset, Marie-Aurore Stiker Mitral en collaboration avec Maxime Leroy (Plumassier), Sébastien Cordoleani, Franck Fontana, Benjamin Graindorge, Felipe Ribon as laureates for design category.
Emilie Pitoiset , Wilfried Almendra, Pierre-Olivier Arnaud, Eric Baudelaire, Neïl Beloufa et Cyprien Gaillard for Contemporary Art category.
FIELD comes from a study about semi-finished products of the aluminum industry (extrusion, pressing, rolling, forming, bump relief) assembled to create a lamp combining LED illuminating technology and a reflective corrugated anodized field. The high fidelity and longevity of LEDsthemselves from maintain constraint, as change of light sources. As uninhibited its archetype, the bright object could offer beyond its lighting function, a more dreamlike use, contemplative as a “light matter”, a reflecting wall that is part of a distribution of a soft and indirect light source, and less aggressive. The graphical nature, prompts you to compose patchworks of light in the habitat.
Field is to be considered as an area of light, an illuminated zone unbridled of any link to the lamp’s archetype, first because of its delicacy, then its anodized panel brings the technical and innovation codes in the habitat but also by its presence and its abstraction in the room.