Floating Frames Mantel Clock at Design Oracles
La Gaîté lyrique and the Centre national des arts plastiques (National center for visual arts- CNAP) have joined forces to invite renowned trend forecaster Lidewij Edelkoort to take a unique and original look at the CNAP's design and decorative arts collection in a new exhibition.
"Design can be seen as an oracle that reveals our times. It can be ultra-light when we?re travelling easy, plump when we need protection, conventional to provide reassurance, intimate to better cuddle us. It is meditative to appease us, figurative to delight us, absurd to challenge us and natural so that we form attachments. It can also become virtual so as to transport us." Lidewij Edelkoort, exhibition curator
10 THEMES, 10 NARRATIVES TO TELL THE STORY OF THESE ORACULOUS OBJECTS!
Each story communicates a lifestyle and a desire for self-expression:
SIMPLE - HUMBLE - CURIOUS - INFLATED - ABSTRACT - NAÏVE - NOMADIC - MUTANT - ORGANIC - ARCHAIC
Exhibition period: April 3rd - August 16th 2015
3 bis rue Papin
75003 Paris, France