Paris | Jean Nouvel designer at the Musée des Arts décoratifs
By FEDERICA LUSIARDI - January 9, 2017
From October 27, 2016 through February 12, 2017, the “Musée des Arts décoratifs” in Paris hosts an exhibition of furniture and objects designed by Jean Nouvel.
cover-image: Table au km 0, 2011, Gagosian Gallery and Galerie Patrick Seguin © Thierry Depagne
Entitled “Jean Nouvel, mes meubles d’architecte”, the exhibition interacts with the museum’s spaces – from the Middle Ages and Renaissance galleries, to the 17th and 18th century collections, and up to the rooms dedicated to graphic design and advertising that Jean Nouvel designed in 1998 – creating new situations and interferences.
Lueurs, light-installation, «Jean Nouvel, mes meubles d’architecte» Musée des arts décoratifs, Artemide.
Even though he often says “I am not a designer but an architect who designs”, like other major figures of modern architecture – from Mies Van Der Rohe and Le Corbusier to Jean Prouvé – Jean Nouvel is also designing furniture since a long time now.
Rejecting an over-conceptual approach, furniture and household objects designed by Jean Nouvel are functional, absolutely rigorous and always rooted in the culture of their time, mirroring his vision and practice of an architecture of context.
Coffee Cylinder, 2003, mirror polished stainless steel, Museo Alessi.
left: Milana, relax chair, 1994 by Sawaya & Moroni. Right: Table,1994, Turrini.
Oxymore, chairs, 2012, editions Figueras
Jean Nouvel, mes meubles d’architecte
temporary exhibition | until February 12, 2017
Musée des Arts décoratifs, 107, rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris
more info at: http://www.lesartsdecoratifs.fr/en
All images courtesy of Musée des Arts décoratifs