Nouvelle Vague: The New French Domestic Landscape
A+A Cooren, Pierre Favresse, Studio NOCC, POOL, Ionna Vautrin
September 29 - December 23, 2012
Curated by Cédric Morisset
It’s difficult to believe that in such a sluggish economic climate, France has never known such a creative and entrepreneurial frenzy in the design world.
In a matter of three years, the design industry has seen more designers, independent labels and design galleries emerge than over the past 10 years.
In this short time their pioneering studio work, production, and promotion of new objects and furniture collections has allowed a new generation of designers to stand out. This exhibition recognizes the designers who are an integral part of the community’s recent success. Among the numerous new faces, five had presented for the first time new work in prototype editions and small production during the Milan Furniture Fair in 2011. Radically different from each other, but united in the spirit of collaboration and solidarity, these designers are risk-takers in the new French domestic landscape.
– Cédric Morisset
This Exhibition is presented by Harbourfront Centre in partnership with the Consulate General of France in Toronto, and with support from the Institut français.