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The ODP Letter N°658

Week of 17.05.2022


Because it was in the West that we went to seek renewal, we ended up finding it on the banks of the Hudson at the ICFF + Wanted Design NY, in the very industrious and industrial silhouette of La chaise Hover by the talented and promising Calvin Lien: an outdoor seat, inspired by parks and the desire to have fun there – ideal for any designer who is a little dreamy – on which we will come back later (to satisfy your keen curiosity, click now there ). If the industry is therefore reinventing itself in conscience and poetry, craftsmanship is still experimenting with more ways of the Green New Deal through European projects of an eco-solidarity community to discover directly here.

Drawing, design… the program for the week may help you re-enchant your world.

So, enjoy and above all, take care!

Tuesday May 17

Inhale – 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Is design research an accelerator of change and progress for companies?

“Inspire” conference which brings together for the first time the main players in the community of corporate designer researchers and players in higher education and research.

At the initiative of Guillaume Foissac, head of EDF Pulse Design, the International Design Biennial is hosting the first seminar to question the changing role of design in research and development. A day configured around 4 round tables, which bring together design managers from the laboratories of large groups (EDF, AREP, Essilor, Saint-Gobain, Malakoff Humanis, Decatlhon, the CEA, etc.), design agencies and university representatives (ENSCI, University of Paris, UQAM), …. The seminar is accessible face-to-face and via streaming.

Register here

The City of Design ⎢ 3 rue Javelin Pagnon – St-Étienne


Retail Marketing Week – 2 p.m. / 6 p.m.

Round tables – interviews – workshops, Marketing Week (17/19-05) is 3 days of conferences, articulated around key marketing themes: phygital shopping experience, geolocated advertising, mobile, augmented reality; decryption of practical cases and presentation of tools. Focus Retail Wednesday 6 – 2 p.m.
Register here
Gare St-Lazare⎢13 rue d’Amsterdam – Paris 8 (M° St-Lazare)


Mother House – 6 p.m. / 9 p.m.

Opening of the collective exhibition of favorite illustrators from the concept store gallery: Mathilde Polidori, Blandine Lamy, Elise Enjalbert, Pils Ferrer and Marion Poujade.
New designers are also joining the concept store, including PetitJean Paris, Toits de Paris, Treaptyque and L’indéprimeuse!

Maison Mère Hotel⎢7 rue Mayran – Paris 9 (M° Poissonnière)


Time, painting and nota bene – 7 p.m. / 9 p.m.

Opening of the new exhibition “Time, paintings and nota bene” (18-05/31-07) by Jesper Christiansen, one of Denmark’s most important contemporary landscape painters.

The Bicolor⎢142 BC. Champs-Élysées – Paris 8 (M° George V)

Wednesday May 18

Kwerk St-Honoré – 11am

Press visit (18/19-05) of the new tailor-made office address kwerk St-Honoré. Followed by lunch at Dana, the first Kwerk restaurant, in the presence of chef Alessandra Montagne-Gomes. The opportunity to immerse yourself in the creative concept developed around the dreamlike forest through the interior architecture and design of the place, mixing organic materials and perspectives.

By press invitation to

Press Accreditation here
Kwerk St-Honoré⎢18 rue de Courcelles – Paris 8 (M° Miromesnil)


Drawing Fair – 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Reference fair in the world of collectible design (18/23-05). The museum exhibition hosts part of the Rosenberg donation, the heart of which is 17th century art. Exhibition of the winners of the 15th Contemporary Drawing Prize of the Daniel & Florence Guerlain Foundation and the 15th edition of the International Drawing Meetings devoted to gardens and botany.
22nd edition of the Parcours hors-les-murs with unique visits to graphic art studios in more than 20 museums and institutions, including this year the Château de Versailles, the Musée d’Orsay, the Center Pompidou, the Musée de l’Armée or again the Emile Hermès Collection.

Piasa⎢118 rue du Fbg St-Honoré – Paris 8 (M° Miromesnil)


Brazilian Design – 6 p.m.

Piasa auctions of Brazilian design pieces from a private collection.

Piasa⎢118 rue du Fbg St-Honoré – Paris 8 (M° Miromesnil)


Drawing Now Art Fair – 6pm

Opening of the 15th edition of Drawing Now Art Fair (19/22-05), the first contemporary art fair dedicated to drawing in Europe.
By invitation.

Carreau du Temple⎢4 rue Eugène Spuller – Paris 3 (M° Temple/Republic)


Wakaze – 6 p.m. / 10 p.m.

Inauguration of the first restaurant of the French sake brand Wakaze to democratize sake!

Wakaze⎢31 rue de la Parcheminerie – Paris 5 (M° Cluny La Sorbonne)


Wallpaper: the old wall gets a makeover – 6:30 p.m.

Meeting and conference of Boris Deltchev, painter of Bulgarian origin who is involved in the decoration of private residences, historic buildings, public spaces around the world.
Among his latest achievements is the service of his company Vrai-Faux Design within the framework of the conversion project of the Hôtel de la Marine in Paris, helping to revive the splendor of this jewel of French excellence.
An opportunity to share his thoughts on the artist’s approach to his teamwork, his questions and the solutions to be found during the multiple processes relating to an art as versatile as that of old wallpaper.
Register here

MAD⎢107 rue de Rivoli – Paris 1 (M° Palais Royal)

Thursday May 19

2nd Chance Sale – 9am

Ephemeral sale (19-05/06-06) of exhibition products (fairs, exhibitions, shootings or collections taken from the catalog) Petite Friture. A sale that takes a step further on the path of Circularity and that is committed to sustainability.
Program here


Breakfast@PCI – 9:30 a.m.

The novelties of the paper creations of Méthodes Chénel and the showroom revisited around a breakfast of the house.

Chénel processes⎢70 rue Jean Bleuzen – Vanves 92 (M° Malakoff-Pte de Vanves)


Habitat Design Lab9:30 a.m.

The Habitat Design Lab invites you to discover Pierrot Dorémus, artisan creator and glassmaker, fascinated by the work of glass, its history, its colors and its technical possibilities, who has made his passion and his art his profession.
Practicing in particular the filigree technique, invented in Murano, he offers a selection of glasses, bowls and decorative objects with a minimalist design and vibrant colors.
Habitat République 10 pl. of the Republic – Paris 10 (M° Republic)


Royal Manufacture of Lectoure – 9.30 a.m. / 3 p.m.

Marie Grindel and Christèle Ageorges invite you to discover the new shades of Mercadier lime designed for the renovation of an exceptional place, the Manufacture Royale de Lectoure.

Atelier Lardeur ⎢79 rue du Cherche-Midi – Paris 6 (M° St-Sulpice/Vaneau)


“Shirley Jaffe, an American in Paris – Retrospective” – 10 a.m.

As part of Paris Gallery Weekend (19/22-05), private tour of the exhibition “Shirley Jaffe, an American in Paris – Retrospective” with the curator of the exhibition, Frédéric Paul.
Register here
Center Pompidou ⎢ pl. G. Pompidou – Paris 4 (M° Rambuteau)


The Frames of the Possible – 10 a.m.

Press review of the exhibition “Les Trates du possible” with, among others, Nadine Altmeyer, Matilda Dominique, Patricia Kelly, Jessie Mordine, Misako Nakahira… Curated by Johanna Colombatti (08/24-09).
Amélie du Chalard also presents a selection of works on the occasion of the Handle with care exhibition at The Spaceless Gallery.

Hotel d’Aguesseau⎢18 rue Séguier – Paris 6 (M° Odéon/St-Michel)


What is Beauty for?12 p.m.

Theme of the program And tomorrow our DNA – 20 key sectors deciphered, “What is Beauty for?” questions about the sector and the challenges of the sector.
Clean beauty, wellness and inclusion, responsible beauty, beauty tech… What’s new in terms of trends? This is to be discussed with Hervé Navellou, CEO L’Oréal France, Amélie Debaye, Dir. Advice Division Insights France Kantar and Carolina Tomaz, Editor And Tomorrow our DNA.

Register here


Frac reserves12 p.m. / 2 p.m.

Visit of the Frac Île-de-France reserves in Romainville, a new center of contemporary art in eastern Paris. The real estate group Fiminco commissioned the Freaks agency to carry out the total rehabilitation of the old factories in the Quartier de l’Horloge in Romainville as a Contemporary Art Foundation. The place includes workshops and artist residences, contemporary art galleries, the association Jeune Création, the Parsons School, as well as a large factory hall of 800m2 that can accommodate large format exhibitions.

Fiminco Foundation⎢43 rue de la Commune de Paris – Romainville 93 (M° Bobigny-Pantin)


Art Ceram 20225 p.m.

Opening of the 8th edition of the ArtCeram 2022 Biennial (19-05/06-06), as part of the Festival de la Céramique de Sèvres. 46 ceramists, including Isabelle Poupinel, showing an attractive and astonishing overview of contemporary, foreign and national ceramics.

SEL⎢47 Grande Rue – Sèvres 92


End to end6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Opening of the exhibition “Fil à fil” (19-05/04-06) by Laurence Sallé-Bayon de Noyer. Embroidered tapestries inspired by Art Deco, Pop, Seventies…
In the presence of the artist.

Galerie I. Laverny⎢27 rue Guersant – Paris 17 (M° Péreire/Ternes/Pte Maillot)


“Handle With Care”10 a.m. / 6 p.m.

Press visit on the occasion of the preview weekend (20/21-05) of the presentation of the multi-gallery exhibition “Handle With Care” (19-05/06-06) organized and curated by The Spaceless Gallery . An ode to fragility, exploring the notions of material and conceptual delicacy through the works of some thirty artists represented by Artdib, Clavé Fine Art, Dumonteil, Françoise Livinec, Hatch, Ketabi Bourdet, Millenn’Art Gallery and the Galerie Robet Dantec.
In the presence of the artists and three special guests This Humid House, Pierre Augustin Rose and Amélie du Chalard.

Hôtel d’Aguesseau – 2nd floor⎢18 rue Séguier – Paris 6 (M° Odéon/St-Michel)


School evening at the Climate Academy6 p.m. / 10 p.m.

Exceptional evening with a conference by Cyril Dion to discuss civic engagement around ecological transition, an exhibition of green projects from various schools, DJ-Set.

Register here

Climate Academy ⎢ 2 pl. Baudoyer – Paris 4 (M° City Hall)


Collectible Brussels – 6 p.m. / 10 p.m.

Opening of Collectible Brussels (20/22-05), a must-attend fair for 21st century collectible design.

Vanderborght Building ⎢Rue de l’Ecuyer 50 Schildknaapstraat – Brussels

Renewal – 6:30 p.m.

Renewal of the Beau&Bien Showroom. The effervescence of a few bubbles to make you see life in a new light.

Beau&Bien⎢6 rue du parc Royal – Paris 3 (M° Chemin Vert)

Friday May 13

Red Edition – 10 a.m. / 8 p.m.

Press Sale of the Red Edition Apartment (20/22-05). Exhibition furniture that gives itself a second life. The opportunity to come and hunt for the room of your dreams at very low prices (furniture, mirrors, lighting and accessories). -30% !
Invitation here

Apartment Red Edition⎢55 rue de Bretagne – Paris 3 (M° Temple)


“On the Art of Living – On immigration, community and the migration of symbols” – 11am

As part of the 9th edition of Paris Gallery Weekend, guided tour of the exhibition “De l’Art de Vivre – On immigration, community and the migration of symbols” led by Catherine Bédard, curator of the exhibition.
Schedule here

Canadian Cultural Centre⎢130 rue du Fbg St-Honoré – Paris 8 (M° Miromesnil)


The DNA Review – 12 p.m.

On the occasion of the publication of the 30th issue of its magazine, an online DNA conference to deliver the main trends and insights: “Sorare, what if the future of the Internet came to us from football? », « Live shopping fever », « Who wants to kill the State? “. Moderated by Nastasia Hadjadji, journalist.
Conference here


“Mimetic thinking” – 2 p.m.

Opening of the “Mimetic Thought” exhibition, which presents the work of students invited to reflect on the notion of mimicry, drawing inspiration from plants, their morphologies and their evolutionary processes.

Jean-Marie Pelt Botanical Garden⎢100 rue du Jardin-Botanique – Villers les-Nancy 54


10 years of Gaîté – 2 p.m. / 12 a.m.

La Gaîté Lyrique celebrates its 10th anniversary (20/22-05)! 48 hours of music & alternative futures, exhibition-experience, concerts, club, performances, dance battles, marathon creation of a video game, magical readings to enjoy with the family, inflatable installation drawing on the energy of the sun, talks & surprises… With Flavien Berger, Evian Christ, Kiddy Smile, Planningtorock, Astereotypie, Alice Pfeiffer, Cyprien, Waack In Paris, Solange Te Parle, Les Paillettes, Antonio Casilli, La Horde, Seumboy Vrainom, House Of Revlon, Parkingstone, Caroline Delieutraz…
Schedule here
La Gaîté Lyrique⎢3bis rue Papin – Paris 3 (M° Réaumur Sébastopol)


“Between your eyes and the images I see there” – 6 p.m.

Guided tour of the exhibition “Between your eyes and the images I see there”, led by Anaël Pigeat, curator of the exhibition
Schedule here

E. Ricard Foundation ⎢ 1 P. Ricard course – Paris 8 (M° St-Lazare)


Photo Doc Fair – 6:30 p.m.

Presentation of the work of Christopher Barraja (Graduated in 2020 from the EnsAD Photo-Video section), Picto Grand Prize for Fashion Photography 2022 and finalist of the 37th Hyères Fashion Festival, at the Photo Doc Fair of new documentary realities (20 /22-05).

Espace des Blancs-Manteaux⎢42 rue des Blancs Manteaux – Paris 4 (M° St-Paul)


Paris Gallery Weekend – 7 p.m. / 10 p.m.

The Pernod Ricard Foundation and PGW invite you to celebrate the 9th edition of Paris Gallery Weekend – exhibitions, openings and events with free access – with a musical evening programmed by More Projects by Davide Bertocchi and Sergio Verastegui.
Book here

E. Ricard Foundation ⎢ 1 P. Ricard course – Paris 8 (M° St-Lazare)

Saturday May 21

“Seen Through Others” – 11am

As part of Paris Gallery Weekend, guided tour of Xinji Cheng’s personal exhibition, “Seen Through Others”, led by the Lafayette Anticipations mediation team.
Register here

Lafayette Anticipations⎢9 rue du Plâtre – Paris 4 (M° Hôtel de Ville)

Sunday May 22

Open Studios – 12 p.m. / 6 p.m.

The Fiminco Foundation invites its artists in residence to the Open Studios. Brunch in honor of the Paris Gallery Weekend set up in the Chaufferie, a monumental exhibition space. The Komunuma galleries also open their doors for an afternoon full of discovery.
Register for the visit here

Fiminco Foundation⎢43 rue de la Commune de Paris – Romainville 93 (M° Bobigny-Pantin)


Utopia Prize – 2 p.m.

Guided tour of the exhibition of the 10 finalists of the Utopi e Prize, created to encourage and make visible an LGBTQIA+ artistic scene whose approach proposes new ways of representing our world, led by the two founders Agathe Pinet and Myriama Idir .
Register here

General stores⎢1 rue de l’Ancien Canal – Pantin 93 (M° Eglise de Pantin)

Breaks – 2 p.m. / 6 p.m.

Last day of Martine Rey’s personal exhibition, “Interstices” at the Sinople gallery, which traces a creative process where the water and landscapes mingle and intertwine in writing: intimacies, memories, games, worlds floats and imaginary territories, celestial depths and artefacts thanks to a skilful mastery of lacquer and the creation of a technique unheard of until the Levant: urushi nagashi – floating lacquer..

Sinople Hotel de Retz⎢9 rue Chariot – Paris 3 (M° Temple)


Monday May 23

“Weak Tongue” – 5:30 p.m.

Visit of Eva Barto’s personal exhibition, “Weak Tongue” (19-05/24-07), in the presence of the artist and the Plateau teams.
Opening Wednesday 6 – 6/9 p.m.
Register here

The Plateau ⎢ 22 rue des Alouettes – Paris 19 (M° Buttes Chaumont)

Since we’re talking about it

ECO Solidarity was initiated in 2020 by the Polish Cultural Institute New York and Studio Rygalik, in collaboration with WantedDesign founded by Odile Hainaut and Claire Pijoulat.
A multidisciplinary project, this initiative aims to be a movement that seeks unity and solidarity through design and architecture focused on ecology, climate change, key concepts of the Green New Deal, sustainability, well-being public, public health and their social implications in public spaces, all facing new challenges in the era of COVID-19.

For Axel Clissen, member of the advisory board, ECO Solidarity comes at a time when the world realizes more than ever that joint efforts are essential to create a unified and sustainable path. As such, ECO Solidarity’s ambition should be beyond the design community as it deserves to aim for a global, broad and diverse reach. The selection of stories presented show the true ingenuity of which humanity is capable and to which it aspires in a world where nature and civilization go hand in hand.

The 2022 edition is produced and presented in partnership with the National Cultural Institutes of the European Union (EUNIC) and eight of its member organisations: Austrian Cultural Forum New York, Flemish Government Delegation to the United States, Wallonia-Brussels International New York, Czech Center New York, Goethe-Institut New York, Arts Council Malta in New York and Romanian Cultural Institute New York.

Each project adds to the other, each designer and expert voice is distinct and original but shares the same philosophy and complements each other. The wealth of research and experimentation can be slowly explored by visitors.

Among the projects presented, we wanted to present to you that of the Moya studio.

Moya was founded in Berlin by Siberian-born designer Anastasiya Koshcheeva, and means “mine” in Russian. Since 2012, Anastasiya has been passionate about connecting ancient Siberian craftsmanship with assertive contemporary design. From the beginning, the studio’s goal has been to create the highest quality birch bark products in a socially and environmentally responsible way.
To do this, the concept is based on the idea of establishing birch bark as an innovative product, a renewable raw material, which not only makes it possible to create sustainable design concepts and to highlight the characteristics of birch bark, but also to reinvigorate the publishing market.
In their products, Moya uses only the finest quality untreated birch bark. Like any tree bark,
birch bark also consists of several layers. However, only the outermost layer of bark is called birch bark. Unlike other tree species, birch can be harvested once a year, without harming the tree. It is crucial for harvesting to ensure that the inner layers of the bark are not damaged. And the time of harvest must moreover be chosen carefully so that the separation of the bark allows a juicy crack.
It’s quite an art!… Which gives rise to a material as flexible and resistant as leather, soft as velvet to the touch, completely renewable, antibacterial, water-repellent and naturally beautiful!
The studio has been working with small family businesses in Siberia since 2015 and has already created two production sites in Tomsk (2019) and Ivanovo (2016), so that added value stays on site and jobs are created. They also ensure that ancient knowledge is passed on to younger generations, that the old craft tradition is preserved and that professional training is reintroduced.

The result, from the basket to the lamp, passing through the furniture – long seat or stool which declines the flexibility of the material according to its thickness, depending on the use. Mainly worked by hand, the industry is gradually finding its place in the graphic scarification that the different and infinite creations allow.