On Friday, October 19, Luxembourgers were in turmoil: the Grand-Duc Jean Museum of Modern Art - of his little name Mudam - celebrated the opening of the 2018 edition of the Design City festival, a biennial dedicated to design and organized in close collaboration with the city. An abundant event, planned over an entire month, which proves that this small country knows how to grow very large when it comes to art, whether applied or not ...
April 2010, Mudam kindly woke up Luxembourg by organizing the first edition - at the time hesitant - of the Design City biennial. Eight years later, the event has grown and gained in confidence, driven in particular by the enthusiasm and ardor of its curator Anna Loporcaro.
An evolution as evidenced by the rich program proposed for the thirty days that the event is to last, placed this year under the theme of the relationship between design, craftsmanship and industry. On the menu - deliciously generous - we will therefore 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 even by Dune, , a field of luminescent flowers signed by the Dutchman Daan Roosegaarde; finally, events, such as meetings with local designers invited to discuss their practice over 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