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The ODP Letter N°687

Week of 21.03.2023


In these desperately uncertain times of strikes, missed appointments and demonstrations, those of the Art resist. And if it’s optimistic to think it will save the world, it can at least save your week.

Paraphrasing once again our motto, M&O is already announcing itself early on the theme of joy; the joy of rediscovering a jewel of industrial architecture designed by architect Henri de Dion for the 1878 Paris World’s Fair – the Hangar Y; to explore the unpublished archives of the Italian radical architects of the 70s – a counter-school of design valuing poor techniques, craftsmanship and questioning the consumerist society; to return to the drawing of today which holds a salon at the Carreau or to plunge into the imagination of Victor Fleury Ponsin and his art of shaping the material…

For the young people who read us, let us simplify the race for annuities: design is recruiting! Go straight to Monday 27th and iron your shirt to look good at the APCI speed-dating!

For those who still want to learn more, Haworth offers free acoustic design classes! It’s over here


So, enjoy and above all, take care!

Tuesday, March 21st

ENJOY ! – 08h45 / 10h30

M&O Press Conference. Revelation of the theme of inspiration for the September 2023 session, “ENJOY!” based on an original idea from Peclers Paris and invitation to experience it in preview.

By invitation.


Wellness Galerie des Galeries Lafayette⎢40 bd Haussmann – Paris 9 (M° Chaussée d’Antin)



Puebla – 09h30 / 12h

Press presentation of the new collection Puebla de Mañana Publishing House (traditional skills and arts and crafts from Mexico), during a pop-up (18/25-03) at the Brach Hotel. Collections of decoration, tableware, textiles and accessories.


Hôtel Brach⎢1/7 rue Jean Richepin – Paris 16 (M° La Muette)



The Mitterrand Ensemble – 10am / 1:30pm

Press presentation of the Mitterrand set by Pierre Paulin, prototyped by the Mobilier national and published by Paulin, Paulin, Paulin.


Grande Réserve Perret⎢1 rue Berbier du Mets – Paris 13 (M° Les Gobelins)



Hangar Y – Dans l’Air – 11:30am / 1pm

Press opening of the Hangar Y, a cultural destination at the crossroads of art, science and technology, history and nature, which invites exploration, discovery and wonder. The site is entirely open to the public every weekend and during school vacations, and is designed as a place where you can stroll, have lunch, learn, and even spend the whole day there.

Visit of the inaugural exhibition, “In the Air – Flying Machines”.

By invitation.


Hangar Y⎢9 av. de Trivaux – Meudon 92



Threesome – 11:30 am / 3 pm

Launching evening to celebrate the spring of “Ménage à trois”: Commode Commune – deposit, rental and sale between individuals – at Heureux Les Curieux with Une Autre Mode est Possible (21-03/02-04) and meeting, exchanges with Jessica Dombre


Heureux Les Curieux⎢23 rue du Pont aux Choux – Paris 3 (M° St-Sébastien-Froissart)



The contemporary praticable works – 18h

Round table on the projects of “practicable” works in contemporary art: “Is a sculpture only made to be contemplated, or could one, as Giacometti wrote about the Project for a square, walk on it, sit on it and lean on it “?

Vincent Romagny (teacher in aesthetics at the ENSBA of Lyon), Lucia Pesapane (art historian) and Raphaël Zarka (artist) will discuss Isamu Noguchi’s playgrounds or Niki de Saint-Phalle’s marvellous Tarot Garden; the artist Zarka will come back to the involvement of the viewer’s body in his sculptural work.


Registration here
Giacometti Lab⎢9 rue Victor Schœlcher – Paris 14 (M° Raspail)



Tomorrow’s garden – 6:30 pm

Barbecue on the occasion of the launch of Demain Jardin, a new brand of outdoor furniture created by Jean-Sebastien Blanc of 5.5 and Nicolas Sommereux, French manufacturers, 100% made in France, offering pieces with timeless design and fair price, imagined by the 5.5 Studio.

Functional and practical products, durable and recyclable, also repairable in case of unforeseen events.

Press launch picnic (09h30/18h).


Studio 5.5⎢8 rue Popincourt – Paris 11 (M° Voltaire)



Global Tools – 7:30 pm

Launch of the book Global Tools (1973-1975) Eco-Design: De-project & Low Tech by Nathalie Bruyère, Catherine Geel and Victor Petit, with the presence of graphic designers Diane Boivin and Silvia Dore from Stéréo Buro, Jérôme Delormas, D.G. of isdaT and Anne Jourdain, coordinator. of the editions of the isdaT.

Through unpublished archives, this book analyzes the very first French translations of the two Global Tools bulletins, exclusive interviews with Andrea Branzi, Gaetano Pesce, Gianni Pettena, Ugo La Pietra, Alessandro Mendini and two writings in dialogue, one by Paolo Deganello and the other by Franco Raggi.


Volume⎢47 rue N.D. de Nazareth – Paris 3 (M° Strasbourg St-Denis)

Wednesday, March 22nd

Drawing Now Art Fair – 11am / 7pm

16th edition of the Salon du dessin contemporain (23/26-03). Program of the talks



Press and VIP opening of the exhibition. The Drawing Now Award will be presented to the winner at 6:30 pm.

By invitation.


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



Architects meets innovation – 1pm / 8pm

10th London edition of architect@work, a trade show for the architecture and design (A&D) community (22/23-03). The latest innovations in surface solutions, lighting technology, and interior and exterior installations and fittings.


Registration here

The Truman Brewery ⎢Brick Lane – London



Andrée Putman and the Modern Movement – 18h / 21h

Opening of the exhibition “Andrée Putman and the Modern Movement” (22-03/29-10) exhibition outside the walls of the villa Noailles on the occasion of the centenary of the villa, devoted to the work of rediscovery conducted by the designer, who died ten years ago.

A tribute to the Great Lady of Design who brought out of the shadows a forgotten part of the history of the Modern Movement.

A scenography by Olivia Putman, curated by Éléa Legangneux.

Fondation Cab⎢5766 Chemin des Trious – St-Paul-de-Vence



Crown Heights – Suspended In Time – 7pm / 10pm

Opening of the exhibition “Crown Heights – Suspended in Time” (23-03/09-04) by Jules Renault, the daily life of a Brooklyn neighborhood: Crown Heights and its gentrification.

New York artist showcase, DJ set and cocktail.

Gallery ODBR⎢60 rue de Cléry – Paris 2 (M° Sentier)

Thursday, March 23rd

CUT Architectures – 10am / 12pm

Press visit of CXC BNP Paribas Real Estate, a reception, exhibition, meeting, sharing and cross-disciplinary work space, designed to meet the real estate and urban issues of today and tomorrow. Realized by CUT Architectures. In presence of the architects, Benjamin Clarens and Yann Martin.

Métal 57⎢50 cours de l’ïle Seguin – Boulogne 92 (M° Pont de Sèvres)



Instax – 10am / 6pm

Opening of a pop-up store for the worldwide launch of the new iconic camera: Instax mini 12 (23/26-03)

Instax⎢97 rue de Turenne – Paris 3 (M° St-Sébastien-Froissart)



Italian Design – 5pm

Auction of 20th century Italian design. A beautiful overview of furniture production in Italy from the 1930s to the late 1960s. Big
choice of seats, tables, lighting, storage furniture … designed by the great signatures of the time: Gio Ponti, Ettore Sottsass, Fontana Arte …

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



E.1027 – 6pm

Opening of the exhibition ” E.1027 ” of Agnès Hostache and meeting-signing around her new book E.1027 which questions our relationship to the habitat. Direction Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, in the emblematic villa E.1027, built by the architect Eileen Gray and her lover at the time Jean Badovici, named after a secret code linking their two names.

Unpublished prints. A sensual and surprising exploration, between iconic 20th century architecture, the intimacy of the characters and the French Riviera sun.


Artazart⎢83 quai de Valmy – Paris 10 (M° Jacques Bonsergent)



Aura – 6pm / 9pm

Opening of the exhibition “Aura” by Victor Fleury Ponsin, with Perron et Frères, Marine Billet and Studio Corkinho (23-03/13-05).

Around his work, where ritual and incantatory practice about the object are a constant, the artifacts and furniture elements created by Marine Billet, Studio Corkinho or Perron et Frères are part of this current movement that summons the gaze to direct it towards the essence of ordinary things.

Vernissages on 23, 24 and 25-03.


Hôtel de Retz⎢9 rue Charlot – Paris 3 (M° St-Sébastien-Froissart



Humanis & Coralis – Life Edition – 6pm / 10pm

Cocktail opening around twelve art luminaries “Humanis & Coralis – Édition de Vie”, by Virginie Moriette (>15-04).


Gallery BSL⎢14 rue des Beaux Arts – Paris 6 (M° St-Germain-des-Prés)



A House Made of Splinters – 7pm

Screening of “A House Made of Splinters”, nominated for the Oscar for Best Documentary and awarded at the Sundance Festival, as part of the New Nordic Cinema Voices film event.

A documentary by Danish director Simon Lereng Wilmont about the difficult life of children and social workers in a temporary orphanage in eastern Ukraine.


Auditorium of the Finnish Institute⎢60 rue des Écoles – Paris 5 (M° Cluny La Sorbonne)



In Paris – 7pm / 10pm

Opening of Corine van Voorbergen’s exhibition “In Paris”, curated by Joanna Khalaf (23-03/14-04).


La Manufacture⎢3 rue Édouard VII – Paris 9 (M° Opéra)



The Anthropocene Style – 7:30 pm

Launch of the book Le Style Anthropocène by Philippe Rahm. At the crossroads of architecture, aesthetics and engineering sciences, it aims to clarify the unthought of the return of a utilitarian decorative art in the fight against global warming as much as to constitute an encyclopaedic catalog of decorative elements with ancient typologies made up of carpets, tapestries, curtains, mirrors, etc., updated according to the scientific knowledge of today: thermal effusivity, emissivity, conduction or reflectance.


Volume⎢47 rue N.D. de Nazareth – Paris 3 (M° Strasbourg St-Denis)

Friday, March 24th

Pavillon Carré de Baudouin – 09h15

Press inauguration of the Pavillon Carré de Baudouin, emblematic cultural place of the XXth district, which reopens to the public and offers on this occasion a rich cultural program: photographic and audiovisual works, installations, drawings, frescos… (25-03/06-05).

The opportunity to witness a collaboration between the artists, Héloïse Guérin, textile designer and visual artist, who uses embroidery, felting and tufting and Emma Seneze, visual artist, who works with drawing, painting and installation.

In the presence of the mayor of the XXth district, Éric Pliez, the architect Jeanne Gerbeaud (JAGG firm), the artists and the teams of the Pavillon Carré de Baudouin.


Petite Ecurie, Maréchalerie⎢8 av. du Gal de Gaulle – Versailles 78 (RER C Versailles Château Rive Gauche)

Saturday, March 25th

Spring Sculpture – 2pm / 5pm

The Printemps de la Sculpture invites you to discover the heritage of the Hauts-de-Seine and the Yvelines (24/26-03).

On the program of the Sèvres Ceramics Museum, rally-sculpture, demonstrations by the Manufacture’s craftsmen, family modeling workshop, presentation of sculptures from the Living Forms exhibition.


Musée national de Céramique⎢2 pl. de la Manufacture – Sèvres 92 (M° Pont des Sèvres)



Circulation(s) – 2pm / 7:30pm

Opening of the 13th edition of the exhibition Circulation(s), Festival of Young European Photography (25-03/21-05).

Panorama of the young European photography gathering 27 artists of 14 different nationalities and revealing young talents.
Focus on the Bulgarian creation.

In the presence of the artists. Book signing and short film screenings, followed by a Pop Ball with live concert and DJ set.


On registration here


Le 104⎢5 rue Curial – Paris 19 (M° Riquet)



Pavillon Carré de Baudouin – 2:30 pm / 9 pm

Inauguration of the pavilion for the public. Stroll through the exhibition spaces, readings and DJ set…


Pavillon Carré de Baudoin⎢121 rue de Ménilmontant – Paris 20 (M° Gambetta/Ménilmontant)



Poetry reading – 4pm

Canadian poet and writer Lisa Robertson was invited to read a selection of poems in the midst of her work as part of Katinka Bock’s Der Sonnenstich.


Fondation P. Ricard⎢1 cours P. Ricard – Paris 8 (M° St-Lazare)

Sunday, March 26th

The Sea Begins Here – 11am

Exhibition ” Nomade des Mers “, projection of the documentary film ” O Mégot ” and workshops to discover, exchange, float at the 1st eco-responsible event of the Maquereaux Rive Gauche, pioneers of the uninhibited shellfish (25/26-03).


Les Maquereaux Rive Gauche⎢66 quai d’Austerlitz – Paris 13 (M° Gare d’Austerlitz)

Monday, March 27

DMDE – Forum Design Mode d’Emploi – 09h / 18h30

Forum Design, mode d’emploi (DMDE) organized by the APCI (27/28-03), a must-attend event for young designers with diplomas and young people in design training to facilitate their professional integration.

Round tables, workshops and speed-dating meetings between all the actors of design recruitment – design and human resources managers in companies, local authorities and design agencies, freelance designers – and young designers who have graduated or are in training.


Program and registration here


Région Île-de-France⎢2 rue Simone-Veil – St-Ouen 9é (M° Mairie de St-Ouen)



Poetry Platform – 7pm

Poetry Platform, a singular tête à tête between an artist and a personality from other fields of thought. As the NFTs enter the public collections at the Centre Pompidou, we meet the artist Neïl Beloufa, one of the most inventive and daring creators of his generation, and the art historian Béatrice Joyeux-Prunel, a specialist of the visual avant-garde.


Fondation P. Ricard⎢1 cours P. Ricard – Paris 8 (M° St-Lazare)


For Haworth, an American company specializing in office furniture and workspace design, the noise pollution has gone on long enough.
That’s why the company invites you to enjoy perfect acoustic conditions.


Acoustic issues are one of the most significant problems in today’s workspaces. According to Leesman, 33% of employees are not satisfied with the noise levels in their offices. As part of its campaign for acoustics, Haworth offers a variety of resources, including a new version of its acoustic design guide.


Through his history of noise, Haworth reminds us that until the beginning of the 19th century, the neighing of horses, their hooves on the cobblestones mixed with the shouts of city merchants, the ringing of church bells, or the cries of animals in the countryside were not perceived as aggressive.

Before watches and GPS, they were essential markers of time and space. (Who, for example, has noticed that they can no longer hear the garbage collectors passing by at 6 a.m.?)

Industrialization then introduced the noise of machines and engines and our relationship to noise changed. Hygiene and quietness became the new norms, and noise unbearable. In the 20th century, the rise of the service economy brought its share of clicking keyboards, printing noise, ringing telephones and conversations in open spaces.

Today, the fight against noise pollution has become a daily battle. Homes are soundproofed, and people buy noise-cancelling headphones to work in open spaces. But these are less and less the norm as telecommuting has taken off rapidly in the last two years. And it is now in the apartments that other noises can be heard.

This mini masterclass in acoustic design was designed to prevent you from killing your neighbors.


So over the next five weeks, Haworth is sharing their knowledge of acoustics and presenting the essence of their expertise: five emails to read in five minutes or less that address the latest trends, share the most recent research, address the fundamentals of acoustics and offer practical solutions.
To be consulted as much as you like, as soon as you have registered here.

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