ExhibitionDesign with HeartCurator and Scenography:
Sebastian Bergne

Cité du design - Bâtiments H

We're hardly short of new products in the modern world. But how often do the products we rely on really matter to us? Why do we so often favour big brand names? Is it because we trust in their power to improve our lives or because we lack the knowledge and confidence to make bolder choices ?

This exhibition gets to the heart of why these choices are important by showcasing new products that have what Sebastian Bergne calls 'Design with Heart'. But visitors expecting to find a collection of exclusive design 'icons' may be in for a surprise. Exhibits range from tableware to trumpets and cheeseboards to circus equipment. Some are beautiful; a few may not even appear to have been designed at all.

The ingredients that these products have in common often transcend issues of style or aesthetics. Some are distinguished by the spirit of generosity or integrity in which they were created; others are products with the power to create a special sense of community; still more stand out because of their unique sense of innovation or their sheer beauty.
1/15Konstantin Grcic pour Flötotto, Pro chairs, 2012, © Flötotto
2/15Curiosity object, cloche lumineuse, Studio Gabillet et Villard, chêne noirci et verre soufflé teinté, Galerie Cat Berro, 2012
Crédit photo : Felipe Ribon
3/15SOWDEN, - DesignTeam George Sowden and Pierre Foulonneau, Kaya, Electrical Juice Squeezer, 2012 credit photo : Ilvio Gallo
4/15Anna Haupt / Terese Alstin, Hövding, the invisible helmet, 2011 © Hövding
5/15Luneburg Black Forge, couteau de cuisine multifonction, Manufactum, acier forgé, 2012
Crédit photo : Manufactum
6/15Milk Brother - élément et valve intermédiaire à greffer sur cafetière, Po-Chih Lai, inox, édition en 2014
Crédit photo : Po-Chih Lai – 2012
7/15Luna, accessoire de cirque entre la roue allemande et la roue cyr, Thibault De Becdelièvre, acier inox, ENSAV, La Cambre, 2011, Belgique
Crédit photo : Antoinette Chaudron

8/15Maarten Baas, 780.559, table cloth, 2012 © Frank Tielemans
9/15Patrick Laing, You & Me Wedding/Eternity ring, kit empreinte bague, argent ou or non poli, 2012
Crédit photo : Patrick Laing
10/15Patrick Laing, You & Me Wedding/Eternity ring, bague, argent ou or non poli, 2012
Crédit photo : Patrick Laing
11/15Rory’s Story Cubes®, dés à histoires, Rory O’Connor, depuis 2009
Crédit photo : Sebastian Bergne Ltd.
12/15Arian Brekveld, Blue Collar Bottles, vitreous porcelain, fabric, 2011, © Royal Delft
13/15Double Heritage, service faïence, Damian O'Sullivan, émail, 2011
Crédit : Royal Delft
14/15Deirdre Nelson, Aran 0.5, 2011, ©photographer kendal Koppe
15/15Zoe Laughlin, The Taste of Materials, 2012
Cuivre, or, argent, étain, zinc, chrome et acier inoxydable. Cuillères fabriquées selon le "Old English" design.
© Zoe Laughlin, 2012