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A look at the Design Collection from the Centre national des arts plastiques

Musée des Arts décoratifs et du Design, Bordeaux
24 september 2016 • 05 february 2017
  • Ensemble de vases dans la Maison à Floirac
    Exposition Houselife, collection design du Cnap au madd Bordeaux
    © madd Bordeaux / Cnap / Photographe : V. Pertseva

  • Maarten Baas
    Floorfan, 2006
    Salon de Gascq - Musée des Arts décoratifs et du Design, Cnap
    © madd Bordeaux / Cnap / Photographe : Jean-Christophe Garcia

  • Alessandro Mendini
    Oggetto banale, 1980
    Maison Lemoine, Cnap
    © madd Bordeaux / Cnap / Photographe : Jean-Christophe Garcia

  • Ettore Sottsass
    Murmansk, 1982
    Maison Lemoine, Cnap
    © madd Bordeaux / Cnap / Photographe : Jean-Christophe Garciaa

  • Marcel Wanders
    Knotted Chair, 1996
    Maison Lemoine, Cnap
    © madd Bordeaux / Cnap / Photographe : Jean-Christophe Garcia

  • Ettore Sottsass
    Murmansk, 1982
    Maison Lemoine, Cnap
    © madd Bordeaux / Cnap / Photographe : Jean-Christophe Garciaa

  • Musée des Arts décoratifs et du Design
    Exposition Houselife, collection design du Cnap au madd Bordeaux
    © madd Bordeaux / Cnap / Photographe : V. Pertseva

  • Musée des Arts décoratifs et du Design
    Exposition Houselife, collection design du Cnap au madd Bordeaux
    © madd Bordeaux / Cnap / Photographe : V. Pertseva

  • Musée des Arts décoratifs et du Design
    Exposition Houselife, collection design du Cnap au madd Bordeaux
    © madd Bordeaux / Cnap / Photographe : V. Pertseva

  • Musée des Arts décoratifs et du Design
    Exposition Houselife, collection design du Cnap au madd Bordeaux
    © madd Bordeaux / Cnap / Photographe : V. Pertseva

  • Musée des Arts décoratifs et du Design
    Exposition Houselife, collection design du Cnap au madd Bordeaux
    © madd Bordeaux / Cnap / Photographe : V. Pertseva

  • François Bauchet, Méridiennes Yang, 2001, FNAC 02303
    Musée des Arts décoratifs et du Design
    Exposition Houselife, collection design du Cnap au madd Bordeaux
    © madd Bordeaux / Cnap / Photographe : V. Pertseva

  • Musée des Arts décoratifs et du Design
    Exposition Houselife, collection design du Cnap au madd Bordeaux
    © madd Bordeaux / Cnap / Photographe : V. Pertseva

  • Eero Aarnio, Fauteuil Bubble, 1968, réédition 1997, FNAC 03422
    Maison à Floirac
    Exposition Houselife, collection design du Cnap au madd Bordeaux
    © madd Bordeaux / Cnap / Photographe : V. Pertseva

  • Ensemble de vases dans la Maison à Floirac
    Exposition Houselife, collection design du Cnap au madd Bordeaux
    © madd Bordeaux / Cnap / Photographe : V. Pertseva

  • Ensemble de vases dans la Maison à Floirac
    Exposition Houselife, collection design du Cnap au madd Bordeaux
    © madd Bordeaux / Cnap / Photographe : V. Pertseva

  • Tom Dixon, Mobilier multifonctionnel Jack, 1996, FNAC 970708 à FNAC 970711
    Musée des Arts décoratifs et du Design
    Exposition Houselife, collection design du Cnap au madd Bordeaux
    © madd Bordeaux / Cnap / Photographe : V. Pertseva

From 24 September 2016 to 29 January 2017, the Musée des Arts décoratifs et du Design in Bordeaux (madd) will be playing host to more than 300 pieces from the Fonds national d’art contemporain, the National Contemporary Art Collection, which is held by the Centre national des arts plastiques (Cnap).

This collection, one of the largest in Europe, contains some of the most significant works of contemporary designers, French and international alike.
This project is an opportunity to offer pieces of furniture and other objects the context which was originally theirs: a domestic world. The exhibition will thus be held in two venues, in two extraordinary houses.

One, the Hôtel de Lalande, built in the 18th century, which still has its original wooden panelling and parquet flooring, is a jewel of UNESCO’s Bordeaux heritage which houses the Musée des Arts décoratifs et du Design in Bordeaux. The other is a fine example of contemporary and private architecture, emblematic of a modern dwelling which reinvents the relations between exterior and interior, between space and function, and between property and furniture, just a stone’s throw from Bordeaux’s centre.

The pieces which will be exhibited have been designed for a use, and not to be isolated on a stand. To these items of furniture devised by designers the Musée des Arts décoratifs et du Design in Bordeaux offers areas which have a household scale. No sets, but an everyday mise en scène like presentation, in an old home, in the city, and in a contemporary home in the midst of nature. Two contrasting places, which have nevertheless been built with the same challenge: to accommodate a family and provide it with a living environment. In both cases, two centuries apart, the daily round has been cradled by objects, and the furniture has witnessed the goingson of life.
Today, these décors have been reinvented.

For the duration of the exhibition, these two dwellingplaces will become special settings for the contemporary pieces of the Cnap. When the moment came to choose them, the strength of the houses’ architecture imposed itself. The decisions made by the exhibition’s curators have been constructed in response to these precise contexts.

Presenting the Cnap collection in a private residence, where some rooms have kept their function since the building’s origins, and in a private home lived in by its owners, means above all lending a certain density to objects for which, too often, exhibitions only highlight their visual beauty. Once situated, their functional qualities are easier to grasp for visitors. We thus see how they create a particular atmosphere, and the extent to which they are the guarantors of the ambience of a space.

In these architectures, where contemporary pieces thus mingle with others, there will be novel encounters, temporarily creating pictures which will be at once domestic and unusual.
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COMMISSARY
Juliette Pollet, Curator in charge of the Cnap design and decorative arts collection
Constance Rubini, director of the musée des Arts décoratifs et du Design (madd) à Bordeaux.
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PRESENTED ARTISTS
5.5 DESIGNERS
A + A COOREN
Eero AARNIO
Tomàs ALONSO
Ron ARAD
François AZAMBOURG
Maarten BAAS
François BAUCHET
Martine BEDIN
Yves BÉHAR
Gilles BELLEY
Sebastian BERGNE
Jurgen BEY
BLESS
Riccardo BLUMER
BIG GAME
Mario BOTTA
Erwan et Ronan BOUROULLEC
Andrea BRANZI
BULTHAUP DESIGN INTÉGRÉ
CAMPANA BROTHERS
Achille CASTIGLIONI
Maurizio CATTELAN
Marianne CAUVARD
Kwok-Hoi CHAN
Michel CHARLOT
Pierre CHARPIN
Feddow CLAASSEN
Matali CRASSET
DELO LINDO
Tom DIXON
Florence DOLÉAC
Hil DRIESSEN
DROOG DESIGN
David DUBOIS
Sylvain DUBUISSON
Kiki VAN EIJK
EL ULTIMO GRITO
ELIUMSTUDIO
Étienne FERMIGIER
Bert FRIJNS
FRONT DESIGN
Olivier GAGNÈRE
Laureline GALLIOT
Adrien GARDÈRE
GAROUSTE & BONETTI
Francisco GOMEZ PAZ
Konstantin GRCIC
Constance GUISSET
Marti GUIXÉ ROCA
Ruth GURVICH
H5 - François ALAUX, Hervé DE CRÉCY, Ludovic HOUPLAIN
Ton HAAS
Ineke HANS
Jaime HAYON
Sam HECHT
Dick VAN HOFF
Richard HUTTEN
IDIOTS
Hella JONGERIUS
Donald JUDD
Chris KABEL
Jan KONINGS
Axel KUFUS
Shiro KURAMATA
Max LAMB
Mathieu LEHANNEUR
Ila BEKA et Louise LEMOINE
Michele DE LUCCHI
Enzo MARI
Alessandro MENDINI
Jasper MORRISON
MUJI DESIGN INTÉGRÉ & Naoto FUKASAWA
Marc NEWSON
NINTENDO
NORMAL STUDIO
Satyendra PAKHALÉ
Philippe PARRENO
Gaetano PESCE
Giancarlo PIRETTI
Raphaël Raphaël PLUVINAGE
Bertjan POT
Neil POULTON
QUASAR
RADI DESIGNERS
RAW EDGES
Pucci DE ROSSI
Adrien ROVERO
Frédéric RUYANT
Denis SANTACHIARA
Florian SCHMID
SCHOLTEN & BAIJINGS
Inga SEMPE
Judith SENG
Bořek ŠÍPEK
Ettore SOTTSASS
Philippe STARCK
Elisa STROZYK
STUDIO FORMAFANTASMA
STUDIO JOB
Ilkka SUPPANEN
Martin SZEKELY
TIM THOM
Oscar TUSQUETS BLANCA
Patricia URQUIOLA
VALVOMO
Maarten VAN SEVEREN
Ionna VAUTRIN
Arnout VISSER
VOGT + WEIZENEGGER
Marcel WANDERS
Herbert Jakob WEINAND
Yohji YAMAMOTO
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OPENING TIMES
11:00 – 18:00
closed Tuesdays and bank holidays

 

Dernière mise à jour le 06 Feb 2017
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33000 Bordeaux, Gironde (33)
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