Each edition of the Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Étienne brings together many cultural and economic actors, all taking part in its programming alongside the Cité du design: the cultural institutions, the museums of the city of Saint-Étienne and the municipalities that are part of Saint-Étienne Métropole and the Pôle Métropolitain, independent design and art venues, many shops or other actors wishing to organise an event.
This fantastic coming together of so many participants guarantees a rich and varied Biennale programme: over a hundred events in the city and across the district.
Stakeholders in this programme: The City of Saint-Étienne and its district authority, Saint-Étienne Métropole, Saint-Étienne tourist office Métropole, the Epase (Saint-Étienne public development body), the Pilat Regional Nature Park, the Pôle Métropolitain, the Department of Loire and the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region.
The Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Étienne is a great festival of design for the whole district.
With every edition demonstrates anew the vitality of what is a creative discipline, cultural field and way of thinking.
There is so much going on that it is impossible to present a complete list of all the projects and events generated by the Biennale.
In particular the Biennale allows young designers and more experienced designers to occupy shops in the city centre, the different cultural institutions
and the public space.
The extended duration of the Biennale, one of the new features of this 12th edition, will allow us to welcome our visitors under summer skies and give the events more time to deploy across the entire Saint-Étienne Métropole: a designer's residency at the Chartreuse de Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez site, presentation of the results of a workshop at the Labo Textile in La Terrasse-sur-Dorlay in the Massif du Pilat are just a couple of examples among the many events and exhibitions on offer in Andrézieux-Bouthéon, Doizieux, Firminy, La Fouillouse, Roche-la- Molière, Saint-Chamond, Saint-Jean- Bonnefonds, Saint-Paul-en-Jarez, Saint-Priest-en-Jarez, Saint- Galmier, Sorbiers, Villars. And these will be ideal opportunities to get to know and enjoy the exceptional environment around Saint-Étienne with dramatic natural sites on the city's doorstep, such as the Loire Gorges and their leisure activities on the water or the Pilat Regional Nature ark and its many hiking trails.
Every two years, the city of Saint-Étienne awards the Commerce Design Prize to reward the city's shops for their interior and exterior design. The names of the ten winners of the 2022 edition will be revealed during the Biennale.
A real laboratory of urban design, Banc d'essai has become an essential part of the Biennale over the years.
From 1 June to 25 September 2022, it will bring together urban furniture manufacturers, designers and urban designers to focus on the objects that will turn the city into a place for sports and recreation!