L’Essence du Beau
Cité du design
3 rue Javelin Pagnon
10am to 7pm
late opening every
friday until 9pm
L’Essence du BeauThe essence is the intrinsic nature or the indispensable quality of a thing that defines its character.
In response to the invitation to curate an exhibition issued by the ESADSE (Saint-Etienne Higher School of Art and Design), our proposal, specially designed to fit in with the general theme of the Saint-Étienne International Design Biennial 2015, «The Experiences of Beauty», reduces the wide spectrum of possible interpretations to a more fundamental, in-depth examination of its components and potentialities. This exhibition will look at design as a practice through a selection of projects by the young generation of designers who have graduated from European design schools.
L'Essence du Beau (The essence of beauty) shows the different possibilities for giving form to an idea, from its fist expression on paper to its final concrete form, as a product ready to meet the needs of consumers, taking in the necessary confrontation with technical research and the choice of material inherent in the prototype phase. The visitor will be immersed in a dictionary of products, an organised cabinet of curiosities, revealing a certain multiculturalism thanks to the diversity of the concepts and objects presented. The aim is to stimulate each visitor's perception by means of an unusual route through representations of ideas also resting on the visual/physical impact of the projects, in order to generate a reflection on our habits and develop our curiosity. By identifying a number of major themes closely connected with aesthetics, functionality and usage, this possible vision will be a way of discovering the expectations, the preoccupations and the likely propositions of the future. Design is shown here not only as a result, but also a process that answers a question, a means of transforming an idea into a solution, real or fictitious, like beauty.
Sam Baron currently works as a designer for brands such as Vista Alegre, Hennessy or Dinh Van along the creative direction of the design area of Fabrica. Sam Baron's perennial re-readings and reinterpretations of traditional know-hows (handcraft or industrial) shrewdly interrogate on the utility of today's material productions and the very existence of new objects. By anchoring his creations in an artistic and functional inquiry, without omitting cultural and historical narrations, Sam Baron places his outlook in our everyday life and its contemporaneity.
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Rafa Megías y Miriam Pérez
Takafumi Nemoto & Yasuharu Okochi
Francisca Ramalho & Daniela Treija
Click to use
Design Academy Eindhoven - M.A. Design contextuel
Crédit photo : Birgit Severin + Diogo Alves
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Pierre, métal, miroir, leds
Crédit photo : Ferréol Babin + Diogo Alves
Académie des beaux arts de Bratislava
Vases in progress
Bois, calcaire, polystyrène, cristallisation, fraisage
Crédit photo : Filip Hornik + Diogo Alves
Daniela Treija & Francisca Magalhães Ramalho
Daniela : Design Academy Eindhoven — thématique : L'homme et son bien-être
Francisca : Faculté des Beaux Arts de Lisbonne — Design de communication
The Bold and The Beautiful
Crédit photo : Diogo Alves
ESADSE - option design
Papier, encre, etc...
Crédit photo : Léo Virieux + Diogo Alves
ESADSE - option design
Luna Piedestal Table
Plaque métal pliée, tubes pliés, paillettes, Plexiglas
Crédit photo : Maud Piccolini + Diogo Alves
Royal College of Art - MA Design de produits
Acier galvanisé, patiné et laqué, plié
Crédit photo : Tino Seubert + Diogo Alves
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Echarpes en laine tricotées main à imprimés numériques
Crédit photo : Marcin Rusak + Diogo Alves