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Design by Design

Fauteuils et pouf UP5/UP6, dits "La Donna"(c) Gaetano Pesce, Up armchairs, 1969 Mouse de polyuréthanne, jerseyFauteuil 103x128x114 / pouf diam 61 cmEdition B & BPhoto courtesy of RMN
Fauteuils et pouf UP5/UP6, dits "La Donna"
(c) Gaetano Pesce, Up armchairs, 1969
Mouse de polyuréthanne, jersey
Fauteuil 103x128x114 / pouf diam 61 cm
Edition B & B
Photo courtesy of RMN
Design by Design: Two Centuries of Creativity
PARIS  •  Galeries nationales du Grand Palais  •  Ongoing

Since the sixties and the post-modern impact of the eighties, the word ‘design’ has been in trouble. Prey to individual interpretations and long banned from institutional language in France, the word has undergone such inflation that it has become synonymous with “well drawn” or even “trendy”.

Design by Design brings together objects and household furniture from the Industrial Revolution to the present day. Rather than follow a chronological arrangement, which is too complex these days, it juxtaposes and draws parallels, triggers surprising short circuits and sparks dialogue between things. This dialogue is enriched by a set of broad essays in the catalogue touching on design and art, fashion, architecture, film, comic books, humour and novels.

Design Contre Design Web Site

Contact: Galeries nationales du Grand Palais
3 avenue du Général Eisenhower
75008 Paris
Tel: (33) 1 44 13 17 17

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