On June 23, the Design Parade festival opened in Toulon with the interior design exhibitions followed the next day by the opening of the design exhibitions at the Villa Noailles in Hyères, an event that is both general public and specialized. In total, 20 young talents competed with high quality projects. Discover the winners of this 2022 edition.
Since 2006, the Villa Noailles has hosted the Design Parade, founded and directed by Jean-Pierre Blanc and chaired by Pascale Mussard. The festival is divided since 2016 between Hyères -for design- and Toulon -for interior architecture. Its mission is to honor 20 young creators, offering them a showcase as well as a complete accompaniment for the realization of their presentation. In each section, a professional jury awards prizes made possible by a dozen qualitative partnerships (such as the Mobilier National, the Carmignac Foundation or the Manufacture de Sèvres, Chanel …) The exhibitions are open to the public until September 4 for those of Hyères and until October 30, 2022 for those of Toulon. This year, the jury of Toulon was chaired by Rodolphe Parente – also guest of honor – and selected for his punchy and glamorous style. As for Hyères, the choice fell on Ineke Hans and his design and his research of material economy.
Design Parade Hyères 2022
Grand Jury Prize: Claire Pondard & Léa Pereyre
The project Anima II, realized by Claire Pondard & Léa Pereyre won the Grand Prize of the jury as well as the Prize of the public of the city of Hyères for their research combining material and robotics: Anima II are moving forms, which react to the human presence thanks to sensors of movements: in a spirit of abyssal creatures, “simple” sheets of plastic in 2D are transformed into organic forms which go up, go down and extend.
This Grand Prix du Jury of the Design Parade Hyères gives the duo a one-year research residency in Sèvres, participation in the competition in 2023 as a member of the jury, accompanied by a solo exhibition at the Villa Noailles, as well as a one-year research stay at the International Research Center for Glass and Plastic Arts in Marseille (Cirva) in order to produce a vase in triplicate.
The Special Mention of the Jury for Stéven Coëffic
Stéven Coëffic with his project “A moment of functional distraction” and his colored objects mainly made of ceramic and glass receives the Special Mention of the jury. With his series of nine objects, the designer plays with the codes of opening and closing, redefining them: the trunk opens thanks to a connection point, the floor lamp is lit by the superposition of two objects … The design approach is timeless with its objects that do not require electronics and its simplified forms.
A prize resulting from the association of American Vintage with the festival that offers Stéven Coëffic an endowment to create a piece in collaboration with them.
Design Parade Toulon 2022
Madeleine Oltra & Angelo de Taisne : awarded with 4 prizes
The duo made a smashing performance at the Design Parade Toulon 2022 with Sardine Sardine winning no less than 4 prizes with the Chanel Prize, the Van Cleef and Arpels Prize, the Carmignac Prize and the Jury Prize. Sardine Sardine immerses us in its canvas tent with warm and golden colors. Between the Ricoree, the figs on the table, the cot and the simmering kettle, this project offers a complete immersion calling for adventure. The duo designed the different pieces of furniture, knew how to decline the codes of camping equipment (material, technique) and took over the seams of the coverings of the inflatable mattresses. The “XXL tent” can be completely dismantled and transported on a car roof. The two young designers have managed to divert materials (floor mats) to better revisit everyday objects in an ergonomic principle.
Created in 2019, the Visual Merchandising Prize awarded by Chanel will provide the duo with €20,000 for a creative project. This last one will be exposed during the Design Parade Toulon 2023. As for the Van Cleef & Arpels Grand Prix, it provides the winners with a €5,000 grant. New for 2022: image consulting and press relations support from the David Giroire Communication agency is offered for one year, as well as the possibility of collaborating with Delisle to create a piece worth €10,000. Not to mention the development of a creative project with Codimat Collection, a project that will be part of the company’s collections. Finally, 2022 also marks the arrival of the Carmignac Foundation’s Endowment which rewards the duo with a participation in the competition as a member of the jury, a personal exhibition in Toulon at the Toulon 2023 Design Parade and an invitation to a residence to create an object that links with the philosophy of the place.
Paul Bonlarron, National Furniture Award in Toulon
It is in the soft matter that Paul Bonlarron finds his inspiration and thinks of his shell toilet as an inhabitable shell, mixing mother-of-pearl mirror, rocky fresco and marine motifs in the footsteps of the Mediterranean rockworkers of the 17th century.
The National Furniture Award gave him the opportunity to develop a creative project with his Atelier de Recherche et de Création (ARC). The institution – which promotes contemporary design – will allow Paul Bonlarron to present his prototype in 2023 during an exhibition designed by him.
Prize of the public of the city of Toulon for Marthe Simon
L’oursinade won the Public Prize of the city of Toulon for its interior evoking the sea urchin with its patterns inspired by the Villa Kerylos.