Support for designers through increased orders, new purchases of contemporary works included in the collections, launch of a large-scale restoration campaign to support the arts and crafts sector in France, implementation of actions for the acquisition of raw materials in short circuits… Le Mobilier national releases an exceptional budget of 500,000 euros for a large-scale action plan and reinforces its role as a leading player with creators and its attention to young people before -keep. Without forgetting its civic role, with an auction for the benefit of nursing staff. A strong signal from this centuries-old institution, which, in these troubled times, is proposing a demand policy, a real “New Deal” …
Since the 17th century, LeMobilier national has carried out conservation and restoration missions for its collections, the most contemporary of which were created in its workshops, thanks to the mobilization of exceptional know-how from prestigious manufactures. For the past two years, the institution has been stepping up actions aimed at the public and professionals, by taking part in major events such as the Heritage Days or the last FIAC, by considering a first participation in the Milan Design Week, such as a presence at the Dubai World Expo in 2021. In this desire for openness and inclusion in the present times, the first co-editions were also developed between his research workshop and publishers, like the recent collaboration with Philippe Nigro and Ligne Roset. 2020 saw an increase in the rate of calls for projects from the young avant-garde, and partnerships with talent-pioneering events such as the DesignParade. However, in these times of planetary crisis, with nearly 500 partners – craftsmen, manufacturers, publishers, designers, interior designers, etc. – the institution is therefore at the heart of an ecosystem that is particularly fragile today. . This is why LeMobilier national has decided more than ever to be proactive and committed to creators and to release an exceptional budget of 500,000 euros to finance a recovery plan, under the leadership of its director Hervé Lemoine: ” The role of Mobilier National is not only to be a Guardian of the Temple. (…) Our institution has never ceased to renew itself, and we must, more than ever, be alongside those who are mobilized. in the health crisis or who suffer the consequences. While we have all been led to question ourselves and to question ourselves, it seems to us, more than ever, that National Furniture, the trades and the values it represents, must be an actor in the reconstruction of our model. social.”
More than 250,000 euros in support of artists and designers
Mobilier national announces an exceptional budget of 250,000 euros, specially allocated to support the creation and enrichment of its collections . As soon as the confinement is over, an exceptional acquisition commission will be set up. Its ambition will be to acquire works by artists and designers from the French scene (tapestry boxes, plans and models of furniture design projects). These works are intended to be prototyped in the Research and Creation Workshop or woven in the Gobelins, Beauvais or Savonnerie factories. They will be integrated directly into the collections.
At the same time, the Mobilier national announces that it will release another budget to strengthen the direct acquisition of contemporary creations by designers from French publishers and galleries. These works will also complete the current collection of 130,000 pieces. Remember that this collection is intended to be “alive”, to circulate for exhibitions, to set up official places …
Finally, as part of its recent co-publishing program (the marketing of furniture edited in connection with the Research and Creation Workshop), Mobilier national provides for the full reinvestment of the “royalties” received in 2020 during these collaborations, in projects in favor of the young guard of design, in particular within the framework of the “Campus crafts of art and design, Manufactures des Gobelins, Paris”, in connection with the Rectorate of Paris. uses.
More than 200,000 euros in support of the Arts and Crafts sector
The Mobilier national announces the exceptional implementation of a plan of 150,000 euros for the restoration of pieces from its collection of furniture from the 1930s to 1950s. This unprecedented campaign will be entrusted to the craftsmen (cabinetmakers, seat carpenters, seat upholsterers, gilders, bronziers, lustriers, watchmakers, textile restorers, etc.) who cover the French territory. Le Mobilier national is thus doubling its orders from its network of subcontractors. , in particular those benefiting from the “Master of Art” scheme in consultation with the National Institute of Crafts. At the same time is launched a first action plan of 50,000 euros for the relocation of the purchase of raw materials and aid for the development of short circuits – wool, linen, silk – by developing a production of tapestries and rugs which gradually integrates wool from French herds. This plan is the result of reflection and research on the territory to identify and “label” the herds corresponding to the desired quality and to offer an alternative to importing these materials.
Le Mobilier National continues to work alongside caregivers
After having delivered nearly 8,000 masks to hospitals in Paris, Montpellier and Beauvais, the Mobilier national announces the organization of an unprecedented auction of its collections released from the public domain (the institution can indeed “alienate” furniture no. ‘having no more use value or heritage value on a proposal from a commission guaranteeing the relevance of the choices made). The profits from this sale will be donated in full to the Fondation Hôpitaux de Paris – Hôpitaux de France. The institution can indeed “alienate” furniture of limited heritage value, on the proposal of a commission guaranteeing the relevance of the choices made. This exceptional sale of “downgraded” furniture should take place in September, during Paris Design Week or Heritage Days, details to be provided in the coming weeks.