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The ODP Letter N°682

Week of 31.01.2023


Due to the announcement of a general strike on January 31 and to ensure the success of the event, the National Collections Entrance Ceremony has been moved to Wednesday, February 1.”

What better way to start February, this month that ends early, than with an induction at the Mobilier national?

Undeniably a reflection of their time and contemporary issues, the design pieces that make their way into this magnificent institution constitute the heritage of tomorrow. The creativity of the forms, the research of the materials used or the diversity of the techniques used are as many powerful assets that the National Furniture must put forward.

The public buildings in France and abroad in which these pieces will be displayed are also a major opportunity for designers and galleries to promote their work.

We will not wait for an invitation to the Elysée Palace to present you the lucky ones. They will be featured in our new section Le Point Biaggi in a future issue.

The Biaggi Point is a quick focus on a remarkable and noticed design during the appointments offered every week.

And it starts with this issue!


So, enjoy and above all, take care!

Tuesday, January 31

Lighting for entrepreneurs – 10am / 12pm

ADAGP’s training session to better understand and manage your copyright, open to any artist in the visual arts (design, architecture, crafts, sculpture, photography, etc.) wishing to understand: the role and missions of ADAGP, the issues related to copyright and the defense of the interests of authors in France and abroad, to know the terms of membership and the mechanisms of support for creation and accompaniment offered at ADAGP (grants, residencies, training, etc.).


Registration here


BDMMA⎢30 rue du Fbg St-Antoine – Paris 12 (M° Bastille)



C!Print – 10am / 6pm

C!Print (31-01/02-02), a trade show for visual communication, industries and graphic arts, gathering more than 250 exhibitors: brands and distributors of printing and media equipment and service providers. Technical solutions and applications for graphic arts and visual communication professionals but also for interior decoration, architecture, design, photography, art, etc… to get inspired and find new innovative solutions !


Badge here


Eurexpo – Lyon // Hall 1 & 2⎢bd de l’Europe – Chassieu 69

Wednesday, February 01

Entrance to the collections of the Mobilier national – 10 am / 1 pm

Invitation to the press to discover the 54 pieces of design, from seats to lights, desks or consoles, which enter the collections of the Mobilier National, in the presence of 34 designers and Hervé Lemoine, President of the Mobilier National.

This “entry into the national collections” marks the institution’s recognition of the work of established and up-and-coming designers, whose richness of proposals, diversity and originality of the selected works, testify to the vitality of French creation

Mobilier national⎢1 rue Berbier du Mets – Paris 13 (M° Les Gobelins)

Thursday, February 02

Detour – 11am

Press conference for the launch of the Détour application – a set of urban walks allowing to learn more about the architecture, landscape, urbanism and heritage of Paris; an application offered free of charge by the CAUE de Paris.

With Jacques Baudrier, President of the Council of Architecture, Urbanism and Environment (CAUE) of Paris and Adj. to the Mayor of Paris, and Laurence Duffort, Director of the CAUE of Paris.

App available for free on App Store and Google Play.

CAUE de Paris⎢7 rue Agrippa d’Aubigné – Paris 4 (M° Rue St-Maur)



Sustainable Prejudice – 2:00 pm / 3:30 pm

Online conference by Élodie Ternaux, engineer, designer and co-founder of Hyloh, a collective of experts in materials and sustainability proposed by the Design Spot.

“Sustainable Prejudice: What role(s) for materials in a more responsible world?”. A dive into the world of materials and sustainable issues at work today: notions of eco-system, symbiosis, circular economy, eco-design, carbon footprint, life cycle analysis, renewable material, recycled material, recyclable material, compostable material, volatile organic compounds, certifications…

Animated by Yoann Montenot from Design Spot.


Registration here



Switch to Colour – 5pm

Inauguration of the Parisian showroom of Jung, switches and home automation, with the intervention of Florence Cosnefroy, artist, on the colors Le Corbusier followed by a thematic cocktail, animations and a visit of the showroom.

Forget about habits “… (Le Corbusier)


Registration here

Jung⎢113 rue du Chemin Vert – Paris 11 (M° Rue St-Maur)



Nunous, a new life for waste – 5pm / 8pm

Opening of the exhibition “Nunous, a new life for waste” (02/08-02) proposed by Seishoku, a Japanese company that has been working for 140 years in the textile field.

The Nunous range of “overcycled” textile products, in constant development, gives a second life to fabrics by creating a new and unique material. The marbled patterns resulting from the upcycling process are as much originality as elegance. Creations by five Parisian designers who have taken advantage of Nunous’ plastic qualities to create wallpapers, screens, lighting and accessories for high-end and luxury interior design projects.

In the presence of designers Mathilde Roseanne Brégeon, Flavien Delbergue, Michel Barréteau, Jocelyne Derudder and Ludovic Brosse.

Galerie Planète rouge⎢25 rue Duvivier – Paris 7 (M° École militaire)



La Paille s’envole – 17h30

Unveiling of the exhibition “From the field to the building site: the revolution of a straw bale”, where straw has taken over the PermArchitecture Gallery, supported by the RFCP, the Collect’IF Paille, the Île de France Region, the ADEME and Les Architecteurs.

Galerie de la PermArchitecture⎢95 bd Beaumarchais – Paris 3 (M° St-Sébastien-Froissart)

Friday 03 February

Clearance – 10am / 8pm

Exceptional Red Edition sale of exhibition furniture and prototypes at -40, -50 and -60%! (03/05-02).


Ephemeral showroom⎢7 rue Portefoin – Paris 3 (M° Arts & Métiers)



Penninghen Open House – 2pm / 8:30pm

Open House (03/04-02) on the work of students in pre-prepared applied arts, master interior architecture, communication and art direction.


Registration here


École Penninghen⎢31 rue du Dragon – Paris 6 (M° St-Sulpice)



L’Envers du Décor #6 – 7pm / 01am

L’Envers du décor #6 – When artists revisit the Palais! (03/05-01)
During the weekend, artists take over the Palais de la Porte Dorée, play with its scales, dialogue with its history and offer visual, sound and olfactory experiences. From a critical perspective, the installations of L’Envers du décor question the memory and the decor of the emblematic monument of the 1931 Colonial Exhibition.

Open on Saturday until midnight.


Program here


Palais de la Porte Dorée⎢293 av. Daumesnil – Paris 12 (M° Porte Dorée)

Saturday 04 February

Tribute – 5pm / 9pm

Opening of the exhibition “Homage” (28-01/11-03) on the occasion of the centenary of the birth of the visionary architect Claude Parent (1923 – 2016). A set of original drawings by Claude Parent, from the series Migrations, Incisions, Arbres obliques, Solaires.


Gallery 8+4 ⎢36 rue de Turin – Paris 8 (M° Rome)

Sunday 05 February


Monday, February 06



During Maison&Objet in the City, it was necessary to have a sharp eye to distinguish the innovation on an iconic model of Italian design.

The “Leggera” design chair created in 1952 by Gio Ponti and reissued by Cassina since 2017, already highlighted the company’s expertise, a perfect representation of the brand: a simple chair in ash and natural rope, with a polished, clear, cultured form, strong in its past as a design icon which has evolved over time while remaining true to the original design and the principle of lightness and functionality that has been its archetypal character.


This dining room seat now invites itself outside in a variation created using an innovative technique, tested for the first time.

Just as the wooden model was a challenge to the experience and ability of the Cassina carpentry to reduce the structure of the chair to its essence, today the same lightness and purity of Leggera is expressed in a material suitable for outdoor use, steel, borrowing a production process used in the automotive sector, including Formula 1.
A significant and thorough research and development work that allowed the company to transfer an innovation from the automotive sector to the design sector, while managing to preserve the famous aesthetics of this icon.

Its historical wooden structure is replaced by austenitic stainless steel (steel containing austenite, a form of iron that can absorb more carbon than ferrite) and is entirely developed according to a technique used to manufacture parts for Formula 1 cars. hydroforming. Hydroforming preserves the characteristic lightness of the chair and reproduces the exact shape of the original model. Unlike traditional molding techniques, this elaborate technology expands the thin curved steel tube from the inside out to shape the structure. In a succession of meticulous processes, each tube is inserted into a closed mold where it is expanded and shaped, filling its form thanks to the pressure exerted by a liquid injected inside. The various components are then carefully welded together, this phase being particularly delicate given the reduced thickness of the elements.

Thanks to the work of Cassina LAB, the Leggera Outdoor can be completely disassembled and all the components of the structure are fully recyclable at the end of the product’s life cycle in a more responsible and environmentally friendly approach. Including its seat, already made of recycled plastic material with polypropylene rope from outside.

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