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Applied Arts, Craftwork and Industrial Design Commission 2016

In 2016, Cnap, through the committee for acquisitions and commissions, procured 116 works created by 44 designers or art collectives, for a budget of €202,131.56.

The high proportion of designers entering the collection for the first time (61%) is a reflection of Cnap’s prospective goal.

The diversity of projects and undertaking of research, with the interests this demonstrates, is a reflection of the wish to house within the collection the multiple facets of contemporary design. The committee paid particular attention to the way in which certain designers are investing in the new aesthetic and economic possibilities offered by digital technology, including 3D printing. The Unfold dual installation, notably with L’artisan électronique (Electronic Artisan) and Aluminium Gradient Chair by Joris Laarman and the vases by Olivier Van Herpt offer different responses to this new context.

Phenomeneon  by Pieke Bergmans, Free Range Table by El Ultimo Grito, and the “Block” collection by Sylvain Willenz pose the question of production in a different way, by diverting or appropriating processes and industrial materials. “Gravity Project” by Jolan van der Wiel demonstrates the emergence of unorthodox machines.

New types of tools and art pieces that are symptomatic of the great technological and social changes at work have entered the collections: on the one hand, a set of cards and printed circuits, with Open Hardware and, on the other, virtual reality headsets and other brain/computer interfaces.

An “Ikea Hacking” collection enhances the exploration of Do-It-Yourself practices.

Pieces by Felipe Ribon and Brynjar Sigurdarson illustrate the way in which functional objects are also proclaimed as workrooms for the imagination and invention, with one of them launching into the world of hypnosis and the other into the world of Icelandic fishermen.

The acquisition of two collections, products marketed through Jasper Morrison’s online shop, on the one hand, and the complete Designer Box series on the other, demonstrate the rapid growth in new methods of promotion, circulation and collection of pieces. In response to them, there are the works of sculpture by Jonathan Muecke, striving to resist the viewer.

Two textile works have also been added to the collection: a type of chaise longue known as a “méridienne”, by Chevalier-Masson, which is inspired by the Oceanic tapa cloth technique, and a Doshi-Levien rug from Nanimarquina , that revisits the Rabari decorative arts vocabulary.

Several proposed exhibits enhance the field of graphic design. First of all, a wide selection of children's books, published by Les Trois Ourses, which, alongside historic pieces such as those by Bruno Munari, allow a significant number of works by contemporary illustrators to enter the collections. The historic value should also be emphasised of the acquisition of a huge set illustrating Jean Widmer’s work, devising pictograms for France’s motorways. Lastly, the Colvert font (Typographie.fr) has added to the field of typography, with a project here for a universal font.

The intention is for these works to be sent out on loan to cultural institutions in France and abroad.

Dernière mise à jour le 17 Nov 2017

Le design au service des contraintes de la réalité virtuelle et de l’interface cerveau-ordinateur, 2016

Auteurs multiples

Oculus Rif ; HTC Vive ; Fore VR ; Sony Morpheus (Real Eyes) ; Avegant Glyph ; Oculus Samsung Gear VR ; Homido VR Headset Smartphone ; Go4D ; Google Cardboard JECO ; MindWave ; Emotiv EPOC ; Emotiv Insight ; Muse
Ensemble de périphériques et de casques de réalité virtuelle
Techniques mixtes
Dimensions variables

Achat sur plateformes de vente en ligne

Ensemble de 190 objets du quotidien choisis par Jasper Morrison et présentés sur le webshop de son agence, 2009 - 2016

Auteurs Multiples

Techniques mixtes
Dimensions variables
Sélection ouverte

Achat à Jasper Morrison Limited (Royaume-Uni)

Open Design, 2016

DIY, open source et esthétique

Auteurs Multiples

Rasbery , Genuino, Odroïd, DIY synth, Start Arduino, Gamer, Kano Computer   Kits, Lilipad, Mega 32U4, Tube Map Radio de Yuri Suzuki
Ensemble de cartes électroniques programmables et radio
Techniques mixtes
Dimensions variables

Achat sur plateformes de vente en ligne

Dessous de plat

Bronze
29 x 24cm
Édition Algorithme

Achat à Xanadou, Paris

Spiral, 2016

Collection « Phenomeneon »
Luminaire
Verre et gaz argon
150 x 40 x 40cm
Pièce unique

Achat à l’artiste (Pays-Bas)

Ensemble de 6 « hackings » du tabouret Frosta produit par Ikea, 2014 - 2016

Projets open source
Chaise, étagère, Desserte-portemanteau, Draisienne, luge, support à vélo
Bois et techniques diverses + notices de montage Ikea détournées

Achat à Samuel Bernier

Tapa Daybed, 2015

Lit de jour
Tissu non tissé fait main ;  aiguillage serrurerie - fibres en lurette, coton, laine et soie sur structure en acier brut
Conception de la structure,  Erwin de Müer
37 x 200 x 65 cm
Pièce unique

Achat à Le Roi Nu (Bruxelles)

Designerbox, 2013 - 2016

Concept d’édition proposant sous forme d’abonnement des boîtes contenant des objets exclusifs réalisés par des designers : (Sam Baron ; Arik Lévy ;  A+A Cooren ; Aldo Bakker ; OutOfStock ; Kazuhiro Yamanaka ; Marianne Guedin ; Noe Duchaufour Lawrence ; Pauline Deltour ; 5.5 designers ; Sebastian Bergne ; Harri Koskinen ; Guillaume Delvigne ; Piero Lissoni ; Studio NOCC ; Design MVW ; Matali Crasset ; José Lévy ; FX Ballery ; Maurizio Galante ; Mathias Van de Walle ; Ich&Kar ; Dan Yeffet ; Piergil Fourquié ; MID Bina Baitel ; Ron Gilad ; Big-Game ; Gesa Hansen ; Maarten Baptist ; Christian Haas ; Nathan Yong ; Sebastian Herkner ; Eugeni Quitllet ; François Dumas ; Studio Dessuant Bones ; Philippe Nigro ; Leslie David ; 5.5 design studio ; Louisa Köber ; Nathalie Dewez ; Flavia de Laubadère ; Jean Nouvel)

Techniques mixtes
Dimensions variables
Série limitée

 

Achat à Iconic Production

Rabari 1 , 2014

Collection « Rabari »
Tapis
100% laine vierge de Nouvelle-Zélande, noué et tissé et brodé à la main selon la technique Sumak, évoquant les broderies réalisées par la communauté des Rabaris de la région de Kutch en Inde
Grand modèle : 300 x 400cm
Édition Naminarquina

Achat à Naminarquina (Espagne)

Collection « Free Range », 2012

Moule sacrificiel en carton recouvert de fibre de verre ; surface de l'assise polie ; pieds et dessous de l'assise finition mate
Table : 76 x 240 x 99 cm
Tabouret : 60 x 43 x 43 cm chaque (4 exemplaires)
Édition à la commande

Achat à Eugstudio (Royaume-Unis)