While most museums and galleries remain closed during this exceptional period of deconfinement, the editorial staff of Muuuz looks back at five design events that marked the year 2019.
"Fountains" at the Galerie de Sèvres
Following his residency at the Manufacture de Sèvres, the young French designer Arthur Hoffner was celebrated at the Galerie de Sèvres (1st arrondissement) from June 19 to September 28, 2019. On the occasion of this event, he was once again reinventing the fountain indoor.
"Modern Maharahag. A patron of the 1930s "at MAD
In 2019, the MAD - former museum of decorative arts - paid tribute to the most dandy of the maharajahs: Yeshwant Rao Holkar II. In love with European modernity, this esthete from Indore built the Manik Bagh Palace, the first modernist building in the region. When oriental refinement met the avant-garde of the Old Continent.
"The new world of Charlotte Perriand" at the Louis Vuitton Foundation
Disappeared twenty years ago, designer and architect Charlotte Perriand was the subject of a major retrospective at the Louis Vuitton Foundation in 2019. Long remained in the shadow of her male colleagues, Le Corbusier at the head of the file, she was taking up the place that has always been due to it thanks to this large-scale exhibition.
"Utopia, Italian art and design" at the Tornabuoni Art gallery
At the Tornabuoni Art gallery (3rd arrondissement), the event "Utopia, Italian art and design, imagined by the gallery in collaboration with the French architect Charles Zana, highlighted the creative effervescence in Italy according to -war. This unprecedented event thus explored the synergies between Italian art and design.
"Eternal" at the Carpenters Workshop Gallery
In the vast Parisian space of the Carpenters Workshop Gallery (4th arrondissement), the Italian architect-designer Vincenzo De Cotiis exhibited for the first time in France. On the occasion of this monographic display, he presented exceptional pieces, both raw and sensual, which testified to the evolution of his practice from design to art.