Matérialité – The Exhibition

Date(s) - 08/09/2021 - 12/09/2021
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Espace Commines


Adorno is pleased to present “Matérialité”, a French collection curated by Stephen Markos of Adorno, to be revealed at this year’s Paris Design Week “Factory”, 8-12 September 2021. “Factory” is coined as the breeding ground of the avant-garde, incubating emerging designers’ work and promoting cross-dialogue amongst peers. 

Author Gail Peter Borden wrote in “Material Precedent: The Typology of Modern Tectonics”, that, when approaching a design, “the technical components [of the material] must be matched by the sensorial effects”. Put simply, when designers balance their craft with the innate qualities of a material something magical happens. 

Adorno’s selection for this year’s edition of Factory aims to highlight the innovative spirit of six young French designers who experiment with material while leveraging their technical prowess.

“Each designer or studio included in Adorno’s collection was selected for their unique perspective on material and craft. Taken as a whole, visitors embark on a material journey, from Dorian Renard’s hand-dyed and formed acrylic sculptural table, to BehaghelFoiny’s whimsical floor lamps comprising technicolored construction materials, to Audrey Guimard and Marie Jeunet’s novel treatment of France’s native limestone, used in building for millennia. By presenting a diversity of form, the collection aims to stoke desire among a broad set of collectors, in turn growing the market to create a sustainable industry where designers can forge a living through their creativity.”

– Stephen Markos


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