Following a successful first iteration in 2019 at the 107Rivoli, the boutique at the MAD (Musée des Arts Décoratifs de Paris), COLLECTIBLE took part in the 2020 edition of the Paris Design Week, this time with a larger show at the Espace Commines, situated in Le Marais in the heart of Paris. More than 20 designers were presented together in a scenography by Rotterdam-based architect Atelier Tomas Dirrix, based on the design they developed for the March 2020 edition of COLLECTIBLE in Brussels.
COLLECTIBLE called upon local design expert Kristen de la Vallière, founder of the curatorial platform, say hi to_, to host four days of design discoveries in this Parisian iteration of COLLECTIBLE Curates. Kristen liaised with visitors who wanted to learn more about the functional artists and work in the exhibition, or merely to discuss the current collectible design scene.
Anastasia Tikhomirova (Russia) presented by fābula gallery (Russia)
Mircea Anghel (Portugal)
A P P A R T E M E N T 2 (France)
Thomas Defour (France) presented by 13Desserts (France)
Olga Engel (Russia) presented by Mia Karlova Gallery (Netherlands) and Armel Soyer (France)
SOPHIE DRIES ARCHITECT (France)
Laura Fournier (France)
Paolo Gonzalo (Italy) presented by Camp Design Gallery (Italy)
Koen Van Guijze (Belgium)
Handmade Industrials (Netherlands)
müsing–sellés (Spain & Canada)
OrtaMiklos (France & Danemark) presented by Functional Art Gallery (Germany)
Marija Puipaitė and Vytautas Gečas (Lithuania) presented by Galerija VARTAI (Lithuania)
Yakusha Design (Ukraine)
Nadja Zerunian (Austria)
The scenography for the Paris Design Week created a playful and wondrous space to be discovered -
recalling a palace, a ruin, or a cave. In reaction to the highly unique objects in the fair,
the scenographic design employed contrastingly simple materials. With an approach that was similar in its inventiveness
to the crafting of a piece of furniture, Atelier Tomas Dirrix conceived an architectural space formed by adjusting and
stacking blocks. Particular sections - surfaces to be touched - were finished with clay paste or layers of felt.
Based in Rotterdam and working with cultural and material notions of building, Atelier Tomas Dirrix seeks to create new principles of organisation, relationships and processes, and designs architectural structures both as spatial configurations and as constructive ideas.
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