Design PARADE 04
We are proud to announce that Logorama, the animation movie by H5 which was previewed last July for the openning of the festival won the Oscar for Best animated short film at last night’s ceremony in Los Angeles.
In Hyères the H5 designers discussed with Gordon Bruce who had lectured on Eliott Noyes just before the screening.
Clik here to see the related post.
Logorama is the only french film to be honoured by this year’s Oscar award ceremony.
Design Parade 04 contestant Oscar Diaz was shown at the London Design Festival in September as part of an exhibition called Eyes on Spanish Design at 100% Design.
Oscar designed a set of glass vases for a project named RGB Vases.
The project brings together a century old technique: glass blowing, with our contemporary culture in which screens (and their Red Green and Blue color combination system) play a leading role.
Each vase is made using a specific value of red, green and blue.
Once these 3 hues are combined, the 3 vases placed inside one another, a specific purple appears: P242.
This P242 purple is obtained by carefully choosing and balancing, by computer, the values of red, green and blue.
To learn more about Oscar Diaz and follow his new projects go to www.oscar-diaz.net
From Saturday July 4th the exhibitions of Design PARADE were opened to the public. A tour was given by each of the curators and designers to the visitors and the press present during the festival.
…we enter Document 6: Djo Bourgeois architect and decorator …
… Stéphan Boudin Lestienne, historian of the villa, introducing his work.
… and Raphaelle Billé who co-curated the Djo Bourgeois exhibition.
Upstairs, the Chrisitian Biecher exhibition…
..which shows his work at the Manufacture Nationale Sèvres.
In the swimming pool to discover Jerszy’s installation
Time to roll up your trousers !
Moving on to the Squash…
… for a great demonstration by Jerszy Seymour and Catherine Geel !
Watch your feet !
On the way to the conferences in the Jardin Nord, a display by the students of l’ENSCI with the vases designed during a workshop at the Meisenthal factory with François Azambourg.
In the Salles Voûtées, the young designers in competition for the Grand Prix
Here is a little game of Who’s who from the three days of the festival ! We were honored to welcome for this 4th edition many guests among them sponsors and design personalities.
Didier Krzentowksi, Galerie Kreo, Paris with Jerszy Seymour.
Christian Biecher who is showing his work with the Manufacture de Sèvres and Lyne Cohen Solal, in charge of industry and design for the city of Paris.
Cendrine de Susbielle, editor in chief of Modem magazine and Inga Sempé member of the Jury of Design PARADE 04
Etienne Cochet, head of the Maison & Objet trade fair and Alain Lardet, head of the Designer’s Days event in Paris.
Jean Pierre Blanc, director of the villa between Felipe Ribon, Prix du Public of this edition and Emi Yastuzaki, winner of the Seb Group Design Award.
Frederic Beuvry, head of design for the Seb Group talking with Jasper Morisson, president of Design PARADE 04’s jury.
more pictures soon !
Jerzsy Seymour designs products and experiments, intelligently choosing to work in the most generalist of all production fields, the profession of designer, the perfect context for ideas and objects. The installations proposed always target the pulling apart of the very idea of specific know-how, of perfection, of the unreachable. A vision of the world is ringing it out again and he with the sudio tries to transcribe it in his proposals to manufacturers much like when the designer in his industrial projects talks about the possibility of “amatorat”, and of the way the structures to be organized can shift traditional cleavages. Jerszy Seymour is demonstrating that with design as creating life situations, experiencing, prototyping and producig projects in oder to make products, there is no paradoxe either no mistranslation but a vision of what could be life. (C.Geel/ curator)
They left Berlin were the studio’s workshop is located with a van and started gathering along the way items for their project, for the creation of their “situation” in Hyères. Trees, plastic and other unexpected objects mixed with some of Jerszy industrial projects found their way to this installation :
The result is a stunning-and wet!-experience in the swimming pool and exhilarating -and hot!- one in the squash.
Jerszy’ words are :
“In ‘Being There’, we – the studio- leave berlin in a van loaded with the elements of the workshop : tools, materials, archive and reflections on a
road trip to villa Noailles.
On arriving and looking at the world with a neccessary child like, absurd view as if just born or just arrived and with the intention to subvert order, change perspective and to break through the outercrust of meaning to its hot core, Jerszy Seymour Design Workshop creates its life situation from simple and locally available materials.”
In the swimming pool
A flowing river of past present and future, water to cool the feet, and the central workshop furniture collaged together from found materials and the road trip van, evidence of the workshop, prototypes, objects tests and diagrams are scattered around in the water or above on plinth of found objects. The walls are covered with diagrams of past present and future activity.
Zig-zag Moulinex’ hair-dryers
Scum Lamp (kreo), chairs prototypes (studio) , Easy Chair (Magis) etc…
In the squash
Jeu de Paume
Created by the hot wax erotic production technique of the amateur using the hand as the ultimate tool. The Jeu de Paume is both a play and meeting place that allows all to participate. The proposal for their revolution is the creation of excitement.”
In the squash the visitors can have a try splashing Jerszy’s metled plastic on the walls !
On Saturday the 4th, Jerszy was interviewed by Michèle Champenois, ex-former editor in chief of Le Monde 2. Michèle helped us have a better understanding of the designer’s various projects which led to his “coalition of amateur”, as demonstrated earlier this year at the MAK in Vienna and at the MUDAM, Luxembourg.
And to finish…
…the view from the Galerie d’Actualité (where Michel Charlot’s exhibit is-more soon !) on the swimming pool…
But we more than encourage you to come and live these situations yourselves… You have untill september 20th to come by !
Biography : Born in Berlin in 1968, Jerszy Seymour studied engineering at South Bank Polytechnic 1987 -1990 and industrial design at the Royal College of Art 1991 – 1993. Whilst living in Milan he started his own experimental projects including ’House in a Box’ in 2002, ’Scum’ in 2003 – and the clothing concept ‘Tape’ in 2003. These and other on going experimental and conceptual projects form the central thrust of his work. In parallel he has also designed for companies including Magis, Vitra, Kreo, Moulinex, SFR and IDEE.
In 2004 Jerszy returned to Berlin where he currently works and lives. His work is held in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the ‘Fonds National d’Art Contemporain’ France and the Mudam ,Luxembourg. In 2005 he created the Brussels Brain installation and in 2007 the project Living Systems ( “My Home” exhibition – Vitra Design Museum). In 2008 he realized the installation “First Supper” for the MAK in Vienna. He has taught at the Royal College of Art in London, the Domus Academy in Milan, the ECAL in Lausanne, the HfG in Karlsruhe and the Vitra Design Workshops in France. Currently he holds a guest-professorship at the HBK Saar.
Members of the studio are :
Sunday July 5th the Jury of the 4th edition of Design PARADE awarded 3 designers in competition. After meeting each candidate individually, Japser Morrison, Michel Charlot, Inga Sempé, Miguel Fluxa, Lars Müller and Anniina Koivu announced the winners in front of the villa.
Felipe Ribon (ENSCI), here between Jean Pierre Blanc, director of the villa Noailles and Japser Morrison, president of the jury, won the “Prix du Public”. His project exploring new perspectives for the bathroom seduced the visitors of the festival during the first two days.
The Seb Prize was announced by Frederic Beuvry, head of design for the Seb group. It was given to Emi Yatsuzaki a graduate from l’ENSCI for her project “My Mug”.
She receives 10 000 € from the Seb group.
Finally, Jasper Morrison announced the Grand Prix…
…which was given to Antoine Boudin, a recent graduate from l’Ecal.
His project named D’Eici se vèi l’Almanarre is a tribute to the first designers conceiving tubular furniture, such as Marcel Breuer and Pierre Chareau which Charles and Marie Laure de Noailles choose for their newly built villa. Its title, in Provencal, means, “from here you can see l’Almanarre” refering to the view from the villa on this beach on Giens’ peninsula, an invitation to sit, relax and contemplate….
We will follow Antoine’s work throughout the year, at Sèvres, at Maison&Objet and meet him again at Design PARADE 05 for his personnal exhibition.
And the final group picture ! With all the selected designers, the jury and the festival’s team.
See you next year !
( All photos Laure Grandon )
Jean-Charles, Grégory, Hervé, Antoine, Oscar, Pierre, Valérian, Julien, Felipe and Emi are just completing their installation.
a sneak peek of Grégory and Hervé’s installation (BL119)
Antoine working hard.
They will show their projects tomorrow, saturday 4th of July, in the morning to the Jury. Composed of Jasper Morrison (designer) as president and Michel Charlot (DP03 Grand Prix), Miguel Fluxa (CEO of Camper), Anniiva Koivu (journalist Abitare), Lars Müller (editor) and Inga Sempé (designer), they will meet each candidate individually. They are competing for 3 prizes.
Oscar adding the last finishing touches to his display
The Grand Prix consists of a one year research project at the Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres, a space to exhibit at the Maison & Objet trade fair in January 2010, the 3 volumes of Phaidon Design Classics and last but not least the opportunity to have a personnal exhibition during Design PARADE 05.
The Seb Group Design Award is a 10 000 € prize.
The public also chooses its winner through the “Prix du public“.
a preview of Pierre’s projects
All the contestant receive the Paul Rand book by Phaidon as well as a one year subscription to the magazine Intramuros.
Keep in touch to discover images of each designer’s personnal and Seb project… and very soon the results of the competition !
Only a few days left before the opening of Design PARADE 04. The installation of the exhibitions is coming to an end. Here is a sneak preview of what’s going on !
Jerszy Seymour and his studio in action…
Michel Charlot is working on his personnal exhibition in the Galerie d’Actualité. Winner of the DP03 Grand Prix, he had the opportunity to show his work several times this year, at Le Bon Marché in Paris, at the Maison&Objet trade fair and finally here, at the Villa. Michel is currently graduating from l’ecal. You’ll discover all his most recent projects in this exhibition.
In the villa’s main hall, François Azambourg is installing his Douglas Jars (see more info here). He is helped by a group of students from l’ENSCI. Together they are also showing the result of their workshop at the C.I.A.V. of Meisenthal, the international center for glass in the Jardin Nord of the Villa.
Discover more very soon !
Design PARADE 04 opens on Friday July 3rd with a conference on Eliot Noyes by Gordon Bruce followed by a preview of Logorama, an animation movie by H5 awarded in Cannes.
Don’t forget to book for these events !
all photos: Laure Grandon
Jerszy Seymour, aka the Event Designer, is taking over the villa this summer for his “creation of life situations”. A project following those already performed earlier this year at the MAK in Vienna (see post about it here) and at the Mudam in Luxembourg.
Jerszy Seymour: coalition of amateurs © Elisa Valenzuela
Together with his team, the Jeszy Seymour Design Workshop, he started building his “living system” around the villa.
New points of view on the villa, news ways of exploring and experiencing this unique space… Discover this new design situation from July 3rd at the Villa Noailles !
On Saturday July 4th, Jerszy Seymour will be interviewed by Michèle Champenois (Le Monde 2) for the In The Shade conference at 5:30 PM. Don’t forget to book as reservations are required for this event.