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Applied Arts, Craftwork and Industrial Design Commission 2014 - 1st session

The commission acquired 29 works in the sector of decorative arts, crafts and industrial design, for a total budget of €80,400.

Over 25% of the budget was attributed to new entrants to the field or to young designers, i.e. €20,100.

The acquisition of the 3-D Doodler and Etienne Mineur’s books/video games attested to the commission’s interest in objects focusing on the most recent technological developments.

Graphic design’s place in the collections was strengthened with acquisition of four groupings having importance as stages of work or as rare editions. The two main directions were: the monographic grouping (Fanette Mellier, Vier 5) and the typographical grouping (Emilie Rigaud’s Coline typeface). Acquisition of the visual identity designed by Pascal Béjean and Nicolas Ledoux for the Théâtre Nanterre-Amandiers for the period of 2010-1014 completed a prior purchase.

In the realm of furniture design several emblematic pieces became part of the collection: the Campana Brothers’ shed, David Adjaye’s Washington Skeleton Chair and a full array of objects, textiles and documents bearing witness to designer Hella Jongerius’ chromatic work. The purchase of two doors designed by Gaetano Pesce for New York’s TBWA advertising agency in 1994 reinforce this designer’s place in the collections.

Finally, acquisition of Female #8 and Male #9 by the El Ultimo Grito duo confirms the commission’s attentiveness to the critical design trend.

Dernière mise à jour le 09 Jun 2016