Lee Bul

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The Modern and Contemporary art Museum of Saint Etienne presents the work of Lee Bul. The exhibition puts the prolific work of one of the most important figure of the contemporary Korean art scene. In the main room, visitors are able to enter in six monumental architectural installations recently produced by the artist from composite materials. Nearby, several large series of graphic artworks mostly executed in the mid-1990 are displayed; a series of 136 drawings and paintings taken from the workshop and created between 2004 and 2011, which is an opportunity to discover the multiple aspects of the birth of Lee Bul’s dreamlike world. An ensemble of a dozen acrylic and India ink paintings are also shown. It was a real discovery for me and I admit I loved the work of Lee Bul. I had the impression of being a child discovering each installations. Her works can be understood at different levels. They are both poetic, playful and incredibly deep.

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Lee Bul till the 17th of May at the Modern and Contemporary art Museum of Saint Etienne: Rue Fernand Léger – 42270 Saint-Priest-en-Jarez.

Tu nais, Tuning, Tu meurs

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During the ninth edition of the design biennial in Saint Etienne in France, the Museum of Art and Industry presents an exhibition about the meeting between the Tuning, art and design. The mix may be unlikely. But the result is very interesting and shows that what is good for one may seem horrible for others. But what is the Tuning? This is the set of changes made to a standart vehicle to improve its performance or style, or simply make it unique. Addicted to « Fast & Furious » will love!

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Till the 6th of may at the Museum of Art and Industry: 2, place Louis Comte, 42000 Saint Etienne

 

Le sens du Beau

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Founded in 1998, the Biennale of Design in Saint Etienne gives voice to creative, economic actors, institutions, and for students. This ninth edition examines the sense of beauty through sixty exhibitions and events. Most of them are grouped together at the Cité du design: a place of cultural exchange and education installed in 2010 in a former weapons factory. The Beautiful in design, here is a huge program fit for a 4th year student of Philosophy of Art. For a whole day, I tried to assimilate each answer offered by nearly thirty curators: an almost impossible task in just 8 hours!

Nevertheless, here’s a quick tour to make you want to discover the places …

Biennale design Saint Etienne L'essence du beau

L’essence du beau

Featuring several projects of young designers, Sam Baron questioned the practice of design as a process. For him, the beauty lies in the project as well as in the final object. The design here is not only a finished product, but a way to turn an idea into a solution.

Biennale Design Saint Etienne ATTENTION

A.T.T.E.N.T.I.O.N.

David-Olivier Lartigaud and Samuel Vermeil show how our surveillance society creates new forms like drones.

Biennale Design Saint Etienne beauty as unfinished business

Beauty as unfinished business

Sam Hecht and Kim Colin, from the Industrial Facility agency, present a series of commercial objects embodying in everyone spirit the « good design » : beautiful, useful and well done.

Biennale Design Saint Etienne Form Follows Information

Form Follows Information

Designed by GGSV in a kind of industrial cathedral with stained glass windows, this exhibition echoes the formula set by architect Louis Sullivan: « Form follows function ».

Biennale Design Saint Etienne Hypervital

Hypervital

Design can it repair, restore, remediate, protect or even heal? Benjamin Loyauté offers a fascinating journey on a useful design with a beautiful scenography.

Biennale Design Saint Etienne No Randomness

No Randomness

Nothing happens by chance in design. Oscar Lhermitte proves it. Through his exhibition, he highlights the tricks in the design of everyday objects.

Biennal Design Saint Etienne Serial Beauty

Serial Beauty

this exhibition wants to explore the relationship between design and industry through the exercise of the series. It includes the work of designers such as Jasper Morrison, Karim Rashid, Studio Job, Mathieu Lehanneur or Front Design.

Biennale Design Saint etienne vous avez dit bizarre

 

Vous avez dit bizarre?

Alexandra Jaffré identifies some burlesque forms of beauty in a scenography of dripping textiles imagined by the Dutch artist Bart Hess.

Tracking @ Maison&Objet 2015

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Armed with my camera, I roamed the aisle of the Design fair Maison et Objet during 3 days. This edition of January 2015 was full of events. As usual, I could not do everything or see everything. But here’s what struck me…

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When design wishes the well to nature…This chair is made by Alki with a very interesting material: a Bioplastic 100% Bio based, Biodegradable and recyclable.

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French designers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec have presented their first collaboration alongside finnish company Iittala for the production of ‘Ruutu’, a collection of ten vases available in five sizes and seven different glass colors

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VIA DESIGN 2015 proposed an exhibition of furniture and fixtures prototypes designed by the new generation of French designers as well as a zoom on the VIA Carte Blanche to Normal Studio and a collection signed by Benjamin Graindorge.

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The collection Audrey designed by Jean François D’Or for Maison Vervloet

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The collection Blanche by Jules Julien for TH Manufacture

Pas de Loup

Pas de loup Cocktail Bar Paris

This cocktail bar renews the type in Paris. Pas de Loup opens on a kitchen where a chef prepares dishes that it is recommended to combine your cocktail. This is one of the peculiarities of the place: here you marry mixology and gastronomy. For my part, I started with a plate of Parma ham accompanied by a cocktail with subtle notes of pepper, followed by a yellow chicken with a beverage based on white wine with deliciously smoky flavors. The portions are not so huge but everything is really good. In the back, the space is darker, more cozy, smells of kitchen less present . The cocktails detonate by their intelligence, their balance and you can at any time request a custom cocktail with the certitude of not being disappointed.

Pas de Loup: 108, rue Amelot,75011 Paris

Secrets of workshops

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During the last Maison&Objet, Elizabeth Leriche for Ateliers d’Art de France offers a dive in the heart of workshops. A journey around the porcelain, earth, metal, glass and wood. She propounds  to us a journey to meet unique gestures and exceptional techniques. This discovery behind the scenes of the creation, puts this knowledge at the heart of current events and a renewed interest in the close relationship between the artist and his workshop. Within the meaning clean and in its most profound sense, we start by meeting a living art. 

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Chocolatexture Lounge by Nendo

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At the last Maison & Objet in a delightfully regressive space, Nendo presented its range of 9 chocolates with surprising shapes and textures. It could be enjoyed with coffee served by baristas from Coutune, nestled in some cocoa colored furniture. For me it is the most talented creative studio of its time.
Meaning « dough », Nendo was created in 2002 by Oki Sato in Tokyo. Today, he finds himself on the international stage, with offices in Tokyo and Milan. The philosophy of Oki Sato is reflected in its design: transform interactions of people with the objects around them by creating a parenthesis in their lives. He has received numerous awards (Good Design Award, German Design Award, Elle Deco International Design Award, in 2012 the title of Designer of the Year by Wallpaper magazine) and several of his creations are exhibited in museums. In January 2015, Oki Sato was named Designer of the Year by Maison & Objet Paris.

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