Événement : Design City 2018

On Friday 19 last October, the Luxembourgers were in turmoil: the Museum of Modern Art Grand-Duc Jean - his little name Mudam - celebrated the opening of the 2018 edition of the Design City festival, biennale dedicated to the design and organized in close collaboration with the city. An abundant event, planned over a whole month, which proves that this small country knows how to be very big when it comes to art, whether applied or not ...

April 2010, the Mudam gently awoke Luxembourg by organizing the first edition - at the time hesitant - of the Biennial Design City. Eight years later, the event has grown and gained in confidence, driven in particular by the enthusiasm and enthusiasm of its curator Anna Loporcaro.

An evolution reflected by the rich program proposed for the thirty days of the event, placed this year under the theme of the relationship between design, crafts and industry. On the menu - deliciously rich - we will find: exhibitions indoor, Such as Beyond the New by Hella Jongerius and Louise Schouwenberg to discover in the enclosure of Mudam, or the genial Wait a minute by Florence Doléac; open-air installations scattered throughout the Luxembourg capital, such as the inauguration of new Corian® public benches designed by Max Steffen in collaboration with Modulor, or Dune, , a field of luminescent flowers signed by Dutchman Daan Roosegaarde; finally, events such as meetings with local designers invited to discuss their practice around a beer ...

In short, an unmissable event for experts as design lovers, and an additional reason to jump on a train to discover this country, as beautiful as underestimated, that is Luxembourg ...

To learn more, visit the Design City website

Photographs and illustrations:
1) © georges (s)
2) Hella Jongerius & Louise Schouwenberg, A Search Behind Appearances - ¿why design for a world of plenty?, 2016 © Labadie Van Tour
3) Boijiot.Renauld, The New York Crossing, 2015 © Clément Martin
4) Daan Roosegaarde, Dune, , 2016 © Studio Roosegaarde
5) Florence Doléac, The bedroom of dreams, 2017 © Aurélien Mole
6) Lorenzo Palmeri, Navel, 2018 © Max Rommel
7) Martinho Pita, DROP, 2016, © David Vidal, courtesy of the Show Me gallery
8) Max Steffen, in collaboration with Modulor carpentry, LUC - Luxembourg City Bench, 2018 © Max Steffen

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