The cities of Quimperlé and Landerneau (29), as well as the Superior School of Art of Brittany join forces to address the specificity and diversity of a Breton design. The exhibition "Design, Escales bretonnes" celebrates local figures, from the Bouroullec brothers to Florence Doléac and the new generation of designers. A dive in the heart of Armorican creation.
Until 6 October 2019, the Chapel of the Ursulines and the House of the Archers of Quimperlé host an exhibition event honoring contemporary design, whether Breton authors or creators passed by the region during their career. The opportunity to discover 32 authors and their 58 unpublished pieces in a unique journey.
Designed by the artist and designer Antoine Minguy of Atelier Kloum, the scenography inspired by the particular topography of the rias invites visitors to stroll. The Algues (2004) Bouroullec open the first section of the hanging "Maritimity", which reflects the influence of the coastline on designers. The work Adada (2010) Florence Doléac, set of six circular seats wrapped nets, reminiscent of the reliefs of Brittany coast. The second theme "Industrial Design" gives pride of place to publishing houses. The duo pouf of the series Djinn (1964-65) by Olivier Mourgue and published by Airborne shows the emergence of a mass-produced industrial design.
The chapter "Design and crafts" in turn values the importance of craftsmanship in the process of creating an object. We find in particular the chair Osso (2011) Bouroullec, part of their collaboration with the small family business Italian Mattiazzi.
The section "Social Design" brings together pieces tackling current societal issues. The electric scooter Leonie (2016) directed by Kevin Gouriou as part of his degree at ECAL (Switzerland) intends to facilitate the mobility of people with reduced mobility in a fun way.
Finally, the "Ecodesign" set focuses on the development of an environmentally friendly transition design. Fruit of the meeting between the biodesigner Guillian Graves and engineer Michka Mélo, the biomimetic kettle Nautilus (2012) whose operation is inspired by the eponymous marine animal reduces its energy consumption compared to a traditional kettle. The Bird (2011) of the Bouroullec complete this first stage, also making the design piece an object of contemplation.
At the Archers' House, the rest of the course reveals the secrets of certain projects. Models, diagrams and videos show the reflections of the creators on display.
This winter, "Design, Escales bretonnes" will be redesigned according to the theme of light to be presented at the Rohan gallery in Landerneau.
A beautiful tribute to the Breton creation of yesterday and today.
Photographs: Communication Department - City of Quimperlé
To learn more, visit the website of the Tourist Office of Quimperlé