Oracles du Design

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La Gaîté Lyrique invited the Dutch trendsetter Lidewij Edelkoort to reveal our states of mind and our relationship to the world through 225 iconic pieces from the collections of the Centre National des Arts Plastiques.

She made this finding: “Ever since the dawn of time, people have been consulting oracles to make sense of the changes in their lives, to understand what is about to happen to them. And the CNAP’s design collection, because it brings together a great number of iconic works in the field of design, of objects that have achieved cult-like status, is perfectly able to play just such a role. The objects in the exhibit were born out of desire, progress or need. As such, they represent a small fragment of culture, part of an era.”So the furniture and objects speak about us. Scenographic thematically, she has put forward ten major categories: Archaic, Nomad, Abstract, Naïve, Curious, Single, inflated, Organic, Humble, Mutant. Each expresses a desire, a life style. On the Website of La Gaîté Lyrique, you can also test yourself to find which one fits you.

All of this may seem very conceptual but, at the end, the show is pretty simplistic. I expected much more from Li Edelkoort particularly on scenography. The documentation and explanations are very provided and allow a better understanding of Design. Some may therefore be disappointed.

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Oracles du Design till the 16th of August at La Gaîté-Lyrique: 3, bis, rue Papin, 75003 Paris

Design Trends: Techno Made

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Vincent Grégoire for Nelly Rodi’s Trends Space on Maison & Objet January 2015 put forward the technology in the making…

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The hand, the tool of a new luxury, touches and transforms. From the alphabet of materials and the grammar of technique, the savoir-faire of neo-craftspersons writes sensitive and rare objects. These works demonstrate radical singularity beyond their function. The art of making is freeing the object itself from the mundane, thus giving it the possibility to leave its mark upon time.

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The metamorphoses that separate the raw material from the finished piece illustrate a vast and fascinating range of savoir-faire. The hand plays the leading role in the theatre of technique. A tool of the mind, we assign it its own intelligence, with knowledge shared and enriched from one generation to the next. The world of luxury gives new life to its value by bearing witness to the steps required to realise exceptional products. Similarly, designers overwhelmingly endorse the sensuality and singularity to which such objects give rise, as a counterpoint to globalisation.

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Design Trends: Humain Made

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Elizabeth Leriche’s Trends Space Maison & Objet January 2015 put forward the humain in the making…

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Agustina Bottoni / Simon Hasan

The hand, the tool of a new luxury, touches and transforms. From the alphabet of materials and the grammar of technique, the savoir-faire of neo-craftspersons writes sensitive and rare objects. These works demonstrate radical singularity beyond their function. The art of making is freeing the object itself from the mundane, thus giving it the possibility to leave its mark upon time.

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Michal Cerderbaum & NoamDover

The metamorphoses that separate the raw material from the finished piece illustrate a vast and fascinating range of savoir-faire. The hand plays the leading role in the theatre of technique. A tool of the mind, we assign it its own intelligence, with knowledge shared and enriched from one generation to the next. The world of luxury gives new life to its value by bearing witness to the steps required to realise exceptional products. Similarly, designers overwhelmingly endorse the sensuality and singularity to which such objects give rise, as a counterpoint to globalisation.

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Tortus Studio

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Design Trends: Nature Made

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François Bernard’s Trends Space on Maison & Objet January 2015 put forward the nature in the making…

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Origine Atelier

Life scientists, artists and designers summon the spirit of Mother Nature and dabble in her laws with rather sorcerer-like rituals. Letting chance, experiments and mutations made by these bio-magicians catalyse wondrous things. Thus are born fascinating creations that herald a new generation of objects.

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Observing natural phenomena sustains the quest for knowledge and beauty. It leads scientists and designers towards a common experimentation platform. Their work anticipates approaches to manufacturing that mimic or utilise the ways living things develop, to recreate their fascinating magic and spontaneous mutations.

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Wim L. Noorduin

Alongside these empirical approaches are appearing new families of objects. They use organic properties and compose with time, to satisfy our need for contemplation and enchantment.

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Hilden and Diaz

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Brabbu Design Forces

 

Design Trends: Smart Life

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Vincent Grégoire for Nelly Rodi’s Trends Space on Maison & Objet september 2014 shares information in a setting that recalls the Last Supper of Christ (but with naked women models!)…

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 Digital cultures are switching codes and the everyday scenarios of being together. Everything is becoming information and subject to exchange and sharing. Video games, digital art, music, and food are creating fun, interactive worlds that are modeling new creative expressions. Objects that connect us are helping make life more friendly, warm and colorful.

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Design Trends: Experiental

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François Bernard’s Trends Space on Maison & Objet september 2014 shares experiences…

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Digital worlds now allow us to design new systems for sharing sense experiences. Interconnectedness is creating innovative relationships between man and object, man and space. Animated objects have led to better living. Wonderful design is giving shape to a kind, poetic way of thinking about everyday life in which technologies seek to materialize the invisible.

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« Kymat » Project by Sven Meyer / Elfenmaschine

 

 

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« Inaho » Project by tangent:

 

 

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The MOMENTum Project by Kappes

Design Trends: Words

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Elizabeth Leriche’s Trends Space on Maison & Objet september 2014 shares words and meaning…  

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« Dans le silences des Psaumes » Elisabeth Raphaël

Letters and words are resisting the supremacy of digital communication. New sign languages are calligraphizing contemporary everyday life. Writing is becoming a pictorial object that is filling spaces, surfaces and materials. Graphic and typographic effects are writing a feast of words that communicates with poetry and meaning and revives our social bonds.

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« Mélodie Nostalgique » Faezeh Afchary-Kords

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« Rain Bottle » Nendo

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« Words are things » Ebon Heath

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