"AD Collections" exhibition at Quai d’Orsay [fr]
The Palace of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development will host the AD Collections "Exceptional furniture and decorative arts of the 21st century" exhibition from 26 March to 5 April 2015.
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The decorative arts are a French speciality. The magazine AD has long been very involved in promoting them through its AD Intérieurs event, which will have been showcasing the talent of renowned interior designers for five years in September. Now it wants to highlight the work of exceptional furniture designers.
The AD Collections exhibition is dedicated to high-quality objects and furniture made of noble materials and produced in small numbers. The event will take place from 26 March to 5 April 2015 in the Palace of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development. Whether they are craftspeople, decorators or designers working for major luxury houses, the 50 talents selected by the editorial team will each present three new, significant pieces from their range. That means 150 creations will be available for visitors to discover in a scenography developed by Studio Adrien Gardère. The exhibition is produced with the support of the bank Neuflize OBC.
A prestigious venue
The salons on the garden level of the Quai d’Orsay Palace of the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development look out over the Seine and are representative of the wealth of decorative arts of the Second Empire period. They were designed from the outset to receive foreign sovereigns and diplomats and were decorated with works by artists including Lavigne, Séchan and Liénard.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has occupied the building since the mid-19th century. Laurent Fabius agreed to host this initiative by AD and the Condé Nast group, which matches the priorities of France’s cultural diplomacy. In terms of outreach, this exhibition will reflect the wealth and vitality of French creation, which the Ministry promotes worldwide.
By showcasing the excellence of French craftspeople, Laurent Fabius aims to underline the fact that French culture is central to France’s attractiveness.
Nicolas Aubagnac for Galerie Chevalier
Bismut & Bismut
Emmanuel Bossuet for Maison Charles
Lison de Caunes
Cyprien Chabert for Christofle
Taher Chemirik for 88-Gallery
Anne et Vincent Corbière for Galerie du Passage
Patrice Dangel for Galerie du Passage
Julien Demanche and Nicolas Daul for Hermès, atelier petit h
Ingrid Donat for Carpenters Workshop Gallery
Vincent Dubourg for Carpenters Workshop Gallery
André Dubreuil for Galerie Mougin
Franck Evennou for galerie Avant-Scène
Edouard François for Galerie Philippe Gravier
Pierre Gonalons for galerie Armel Soyer
Hubert Le Gall for galerie Avant-Scène
Chahan Minassian and Georges Floret
Laurence Montano for Galerie Mougin
Patrick E. Naggar for Veronese
Philippe Nigro for Hermès
Jean de Piépape
Philippe Rapin for 88-Gallery
Rudy Ricciotti for Galerie Philippe Gravier
Caroline Sarkozy et Laurent Bourgois
Isabel Sicart pour la Galerie Carole Decombe
Annie Trussart and Pierre-Alain Cornaz for MTX Broderie Architecturale
Hervé Van der Straeten
When & where:
Exhibition at the Quai d’Orsay
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development
35 Quai d’Orsay, 75007 Paris
26 March-5 April 2015
14:00-19:00, free entry
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