Le Mobilier national fulfills its mission of promoting creation – without forgetting young people – with a strong presence at Paris Design Week. On the program, two exhibitions, “Metal and design” at the Eiffel Tower, and “21st century furniture” at the Galerie des Gobelins, as well as a presentation of the institution’s first co-edition at the Concept Store in Intramuros.
“21ST CENTURY FURNITURE”
At the Galerie des Gobelins, alongside a selection of pieces from the 21st century, the Mobilier national presents the young creation which was responsible for reinventing the table of the Council of Ministers. The public will thus discover the 22 proposals and the 5 winners of this competition, all in a setting entirely dedicated to the designers who created yesterday’s shapes in collaboration with the Research Workshop and the young talents who will be responsible for design the furniture of tomorrow.
This competition was exclusively reserved for students of the Campus des Métiers d’Art et du Design: carried by ENSAAMA, under the aegis of the Académie de Paris and the Ile-de-France Region, the campus brings together 29 establishments, including 16 vocational and technical high schools, 5 higher schools of applied arts, private establishments, institutions of the Ministry of Culture and higher education establishments, a CFA and a GRETA.
This competition focused on the realization of the following elements:
– A meeting table, with a minimum capacity of 22 seats and 40 seats in its maximum version.
– Small matching flat desks that can eventually form consoles of the room when the Council is completed.
– A chair model to match the set
– A model of an armchair for the President of the Republic and the Prime Minister
– A model of cabinet locker intended to deposit the cell phones of the ministers whose use is prohibited during the duration of the Council
– A floor lamp model
– A desk lamp model
– A contemporary chandelier model
“Furniture of the 21st century”, from September 3 to 12, Galerie des Gobelins , 42 avenue des Gobelins, 75013 Paris – Free entry
“METAL AND DESIGN”
On the first floor of the Eiffel Tower, the Mobilier National presents some twenty exceptional pieces of metal furniture, designed in its Research and Creation Workshop since 1964, the date of its creation. Produced in collaboration with big names in design, these metal works play with all the possibilities of the material, thus resonating with the setting of the Iron Lady who welcomes them.
The work of some twenty iconic designers from the last 50 years will be presented, highlighting the exceptional know-how of Mobilier national and the vitality of contemporary artistic creation, from Roger Fatus to François-Xavier Lalanne, via Isabelle Serre, Éric Gizard or Salomé de Fontainieu.
“Metal and design”, from September 3 to 8, on the first floor of the Eiffel Tower – Free entry
INTRAMUROS CONCEPT STORE
During Paris Design Week, at Intramuros concept store , find the Ligne Roset and Mobilier national co-edition – a first for the institution! – around the Hemicycle collection imagined by designer Philippe Nigro. Ligne Roset prototyped the industrial elements, while the Mobilier National metal workshop worked on the more difficult forms, such as the confidant and the side-by-side. Then a technical compromise made it possible to push the project to the end of what the designer wanted, with a complete collection and specific shapes. “Ligne Roset could not have taken the risk of investing so much in prototyping “, explains Hervé Lemoine.
A sort of revolution for the institution? Because since its establishment in 1964 at the initiative of André Malraux, the ARC has so far been thought of as a tool made available to designers to help them create, like a sponsorship under form of creative residencies. According to Hervé Lemoine: “Fifty years later, it is no longer possible not to be interested in the edition – in reality, the dissemination – of what is created. “
Concept Store Intramuros, from September 3 to 8, 5 rue Saint-Merri, 75004. Free entry
Find the interview with Hervé Lemoine, Director of National Furniture as well as the article “National Furniture, support for young creation” in the number 204 of Intramural .