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Published by Sugar & Cream, Monday 27 June 2022

Images courtesy of Le French Design & each respected brand

By Le FRENCH DESIGN At Palazzo delle Stelline, Milano (7-12 June, 2022)

On the occasion of the 60th edition of the Salone del Mobile, Le FRENCH DESIGN – a platform promoting innovation in furniture and interior – presents the exhibition Voyage en Intérieur, Le French Art de Vivre [A journey into the interiors, the French art of living], from 7 to 12 June, 2022, at the Institut français Milano. Whereas, from June 22 to July 20, 2022 there will be a second leg of the exhibition in Paris at le FRENCH DESIGN Gallery.

Thierry Lemaire, Niko, 2017. © Vincent Leroux
Ludovic Roth, Beetles, 2021 | Laura Gonzalez, Madras, © Stéphane Briolant

Every two years, since 2019, Le FRENCH DESIGN organizes Le FRENCH DESIGN 100, the only design award in France that enhances the international importance of French designers and interior designers. The award aims at selecting for each edition the 100 objects (furniture, decorations …) and spaces (hotels, shops, restaurants …) that best represent French design in the world. Le FRENCH DESIGN 100 focuses on French creativity, including both the key figures in the national scene and the most interesting profiles of those who will be the stars of tomorrow, all sharing the ability to express the essential values of French design through their projects.

Studio Catoir, Bureau Cary Studio. Photo Richard Powers | Le Berre Vevaud, Peonia, 2019. © Romain Ricard

Voyage en Intérieur, Le French Art de Vivre presents in Milan a selection of the most interesting creations self-produced by the designers winners of the second edition of Le FRENCH DESIGN 100 award: furniture and objects that demonstrate the renewed dynamism of the French context, its exceptional creativity and the influence it has around the world thanks to the diversity of its users and admirers. The pieces on display emphasize the richness of French design in its realization, in the novelty of uses, sustainability, the many artisanal and industrial skills involved, alongside personalized or unique creations for hospitality, retail and residential sectors.

Pool Studio, Contrepoids, 2017. © POOL | Margaux Keller, Beloio ©L.Melone
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The exhibition in the spaces of the Institut français Milano brings in dialogue the design objects with some contemporary artworks chosen by three important Milanese galleries proposed by Isabelle Valembras-Dahirel, Art & Design Consultant – Monica De Cardenas, Antonia Jannone and Viasaterna. The artworks presented highlight the historical ties between the French interior designers and the art of their time, stressing the uniqueness of these creations and placing them in the wake of a long tradition that began in the eighteenth century.

Pierre Gonalons, Loggia © Arjan Mak | Tristan Auer, Temple © Amaury Laparra

The exhibition is part of 5VIE Design Week 2022.

Gilles & Boissier, Amarre, © Sylvie Becquet | Margaux Keller, Beloio ©L.Melone

Maison Dada, Rose Selavy, 2020 © Maison Dada

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