Whether striped, striped, polka dot or floral, the pattern gives the illusion of movement, while explicitly reflecting the universe of its creators. Traditionally incorporated into textiles, today it is successfully venturing into furniture and furnishings, as evidenced by the Motifs All Over exhibition, presented at the Galerie Le French Design By VIA in Paris, until December 4, 2018. .
The motifs are in the spotlight until December 4 at the Galerie Le French Design by VIA, located in the 11th arrondissement of Paris. The opportunity to demonstrate French design know-how, but also and above all to prove that stripes and other tartans are not the preserve of textiles and that they can very well be a matter of furniture.
Open since September 20, the exhibition offers a real panorama of contemporary uses of the motif in design. Highlighted by a scenography by Döppel Studio - which also presents a graphic "mountain" print formed by vertical black lines on a white background used for communication around the event - the works illustrate the immense field of possibilities that offers the work of the pattern. Floral classics revisited by Frederik Werner & Emil Lagoni Valbak for the seat of the chair Ronin; geometric notches on lamp shades Mediterrenea signed by Noé Duchaufour Lawrance and edited by Petite Friture, or even color gradients, as for Beetle, a ceramic vase and iridescent plexiglas designed by Jean-Baptiste Fastrez and distributed under the hair of the publisher Mustache.
Far from being a free trip to the land of zebra stripes and checkerboards, Motifs All Over also emphasizes the issues involved in the use of the motif, through a simple, but relevant thematic division. The opportunity to remember that it can be an obsession, a basic material for architecture, or even a slogan. Neon yellow has become the symbol of a claim, why not the houndstooth?
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Photographs: The French Design