• FRANCOIS AZAMBOURG
    François Azambourg, Bugatti, chair, Cappellini
    © Christophe Filloux
  • FRANCOIS AZAMBOURG
    Petite gigue, chair, François Azambourg, Moustache
    © Christophe Filloux
  • FRANCOIS AZAMBOURG
    Pack chair, chair, François Azambourg, VIA
    © Christophe Filloux
  • FRANCOIS AZAMBOURG
    Douglas jar, vase, François Azambourg, CIAV Meisenthal
    © Christophe Filloux
Exhibitions 2012
design parade 7
François Azambourg horaires
127 PIECES... AND MORE

François Azambourg offers us a hundred or so pieces which outline his evolution. This profusion, along with the methods employed, must be seen as bearing witness to an approach which is anchored upon a continued interest in the world of techniques.
“Technique may be the bond between the living and the universe”. This process is authentically contemporary inasmuch as it renews themes which have left a profound mark upon our sensibilities. François Azambourg’s work tirelessly explores technique, which he defines as being a world before signs.
For objects, movements and forms exist prior to mechanics and manufacturing, which are only temporary declarations, thus the need for archetypes: mechanics is no more than a matter of means employed by technique and not its objective. The aim of a design is thus to give form to the object, sometimes even to a mere potential object.
However, living normally holds no meaning, since life itself contradicts norms. Taking childhood as our reference, toys must be seen as the first opportunity for production. It is not a matter of creating a consumable item, but on the contrary to create, through play and through experimentation, the very conditions of work itself.

Philippe Louguet



In parallel of the exhibition in villa Noailles, François Azambourg work is also show in town, on the City Museum fences.
Process and making are showed side by side, from the first drawing to the final object, photographs of the workshop and designer’s sketches are presented.