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Comfort zones

Design collection of the Centre national des arts plastiques 1/3

galerie Poirel, Nancy
november 21 2015 • april 18 2016
  • View of the exhibition "Comfort Zones", Cnap’s design collection
    Galerie Poirel - City of Nancy, Nancy
    From 21st of november 2015 to 17th april 2016
    © photo : Michel Giesbrecht

  • View of the exhibition "Comfort Zones", Cnap’s design collection
    Galerie Poirel - City of Nancy, Nancy
    From 21st of november 2015 to 17th april 2016
    © photo : Michel Giesbrecht

  • View of the exhibition "Comfort Zones", Cnap’s design collection
    Galerie Poirel - City of Nancy, Nancy
    From 21st of november 2015 to 17th april 2016
    © photo : Michel Giesbrecht

  • View of the exhibition "Comfort Zones", Cnap’s design collection
    Galerie Poirel - City of Nancy, Nancy
    From 21st of november 2015 to 17th april 2016
    Detail of the scenography, Studio GGSV
    © photo : Michel Giesbrecht

  • View of the exhibition "Comfort Zones", Cnap’s design collection
    Galerie Poirel - City of Nancy, Nancy
    From 21st of november 2015 to 17th april 2016
    Laurent Massaloux et Jean-Yves Leloup, L'Écouteur, public command of the Cnap in 2014
    © photo : Michel Giesbrecht

  • Florence Doléac, Naufragés sur lit de moquette, 2008, FNAC 09-2009 (1 à 48), Centre national des arts plastiques
    © ADAGP, Paris / Cnap / photo : Marc Domage

  • 5.5 Designers, Eyes Cloning, 2008 , FNAC 10-929 (1 à 3), Centre national des arts plastiques
    © 5.5 designers / Cnap / Visuel fourni par l'artiste

  • Maarten Van Severen, MVS, 2000, FNAC 05-816 (1&2), Centre national des arts plastiques
    © Maarten Van Severen / Cnap / photo : Yves Chenot

  • Tim THOM, Philippe STARCK, Radio Boa, 1995, FNAC 980713, Centre national des arts plastiques
    © droits réservés, © Philippe Starck / Cnap / photo : Yves Chenot

  • Stiletto Studios, Short Rest, 1983 / 1990, FNAC 01-541, Centre national des arts plastiques
    © droits réservés / Cnap / photo : Yves Chenot

  • Studio 65, Jeu Baby-Lonia, 1986, FNAC 93193, Centre national des arts plastiques
    © Studio 65 / Cnap / photo : Yves Chenot

Comfort Zones present one hundred works from the Fonds national d’art contemporain, which the Cnap expands, conserves and promotes in France and throughout the world, thanks to artwork loans. This exhibition is the product of a partnership between the city of Nancy, Galerie Poirel and the Cnap. It is the first in a series of three exhibitions that will offer different perspectives on the Cnap’s design collection.
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DESIGN AND COMFORT
The exhibition suggests different ways to experience "comfort", a concept that has become so omnipresent in design practice and theory that it has almost grown imperceptible. Where does this "state of convenience and well-being akin to pleasure to which all men naturally aspire" come from? What forms does it take?

Objects spread throughout the exhibition take their place on a grand stage where they simultaneously serve as the set, the actors and the props. The entire exhibition is a play in four acts with one intermission.

The majority of the objects displayed were designed to satisfy our minds and bodies. They reveal the nature of our domestic activities and concerns. While projecting a sense of familiarity, the exhibition invites visitors to reconsider the shapes and uses of the objects that make up the environment around us.

Comfort Zones places mass-manufactured products, comfort produced in standardised forms, alongside works that upset the standard models. In doing so, the exhibition reflects two contemporary movements in design: the search for solutions and the formulation of critiques.
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COMMISSARY
Juliette Pollet, Curator in charge of the Cnap design and decorative arts collectionand
Studio GGSV (Gaëlle Gabillet & Stéphane Villard)

SCENOGRAPHY
Studio GGSV
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OPENING TIMES
21/11/2015 – 17/04/2016
tuesday to friday | 1.00pm – 6.00pm
saturday, sunday | 2.00pm – 6.00pm
closed | every monday; 25/12 and 1st/01

SPECIAL OPENING TIMES
school holidays | 2.00pm – 6.00pm
tuesday to sunday

GUIDED TOUR
every saturday | 4.00pm – 5.00pm
without reservation
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PRESENTED ARTISTS
5.5 Designers, Eero Aarnio, François Azambourg, Pascal Bauer, Vincent Beaurin, Sebastian Bergne, Jurgen Bey Francesco Binfaré, Bless, Erwan & Ronan Bouroullec, François Brument, Edf R&D Design, Mark Brusse, Fernando & Humberto Campana, Pierre Charrié, Matali Crasset, Pucci De Rossi, Paolo Deganello, Dimos, Nanna Ditzel, Florence Doléac, David Dubois, Michel Ducaroy, James Dyson, Charles Eames, Eliumstudio, Ruth Francken, Aurélien Froment, Naoto Fukasawa, Piero Gatti, Cesare Paolini, Franco Teodoro, Piero Gilardi, Konstantin Grcic, Gruppo Strum, Ineke Hans, Richard Hutten, Mathieu Lehanneur, Jean-Yves Leloup, Ross Lovegrove, Vico Magistretti, Enzo Mari, Laurent Massaloux, Alberto Meda, Nils Holger Moormann, Jasper  Morrison, Marc Newson, Philippe Nigro, Gaetano Pesce, Olivier Peyricot, Radi Designers, Tejo Remy, Jean Royère, Sanks, Seb, Charles Semser, Olivier Sidet, Sony Design Intégré, Sottsass Associati, Robert Stadler, Philippe Starck, Stiletto Studios (Frank Schreiner), Studio 65, Studio Formafantasma, Superstudio, Roger Tallon, Tim Thom, Maarten Van Severen.

 

Dernière mise à jour le 24 May 2016
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3 rue Victor Poirel
54000 Nancy
France
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