Picasso Museum displays furniture by ECAL design student

Until November 2018, the Musée national Picasso-Paris presents an exhibition of the new benches the iconic museum has acquired, which were created by Isabelle Baudraz, ECAL Bachelor Industrial Design student, and produced by French furniture brand Tectona. Originally introduced during the Milan Design Week, Isabelle Baudraz’s ‘Tie’ bench was designed after ECAL commissioned a group of students and graduates to carry out a study on the seats of fifty museums or so in Europe (Germany, England, Spain, France, Italy, the Netherlands and Switzerland). The modular Tie bench has been imagined in order to fit the evolving, ever-changing needs of any museum.

Arnaud Lapierre et le fil élémentaire d’Harry Bertoia : chaise Maille

Il y a, dans la démarche d'Arnaud Lapierre, quelque chose de Picasso. Quel rapport entre le designer français et le chantre du cubisme ? Lapierre s'est emparé de la mythique Side Chair de Bertoia pour en dérouler le fil, bousculant le tissage méthodique pour en évoquer le minimum, le trait élémentaire - comme Picasso avait déconstruit un autre mythe, (...) In Arnaud Lapierre's process, one could find a hint of Picasso. What could possibly the French designer and the master of Cubism have in common? Lapierre took hold of iconic Bertoia's Side Chair to unravel its metallic threads, stripping it down to its mere original expression - just like Picasso had once deconstructed another myth, (...)

Objets surréalistes de Dali à Man Ray

Le Surréalisme ne fait certes pas son âge... "Beau comme la rencontre fortuite sur une table de dissection d'un parapluie et d'une machine à coudre" : la définition de la théorie surréaliste selon le Comte de Lautréamont est peut-être aussi célèbre que le mouvement artistique lui-même. Surrealism certainly ages gracefully... “Beautiful as the chance encounter of a sewing machine and an umbrella on an operating table” – this is how the poet Comte de Lautréamont describes the surrealist art theory, a catchphrase in its own right.