Événement : Les Puces du design

The Fleas of design ... 37e! For the new edition of what was the first European event dedicated to gender, it is the turn of the post-modern Ettore Sottsass to be honored in a scenography designed by the talented Studio 5.5. An initiative that is part of the desire for constant renewal of the event.

The biennial event celebrates its 18 years. In order to pass the majority, the Puces du design chose to highlight the achievements of the crazy Ettore Sottsass, in a scenography in the image of the achievements of the post-modern artist: a hair shifted.

« "Why Sottsass?" for he is a master of thought. When he created Memphis, he wanted to kick in the anthill, do something else, like us! There is also a form of humor in his production. That is one of the values ​​we stand for. " Jean-Sébastien, Studio 5.5

To highlight the works of the Italian born a hundred years ago, Studio 5.5, which is entering its third participation in the Puces design, made the original choice to confront them with cardboard bales - compressed packaging - lent by the company Syctom, specialized in the treatment and recovery of household waste. After the rally that will take place from 9 to 12 November, these will be returned to their owner, before being recycled and to know a new life ... like used objects and furniture, designed between the years 1950 and 2000, sold and exhibited by the hundred merchants present at the fair - of which 40% come from abroad.
This scenography is also a strong position taken by Parisian designers. It is a nod to the current furniture market, whose pieces tend to become disposable consumer items, with a limited life span - finished the days of solid chests that passed through the generations ...


In charge of the artistic direction of the Puces du design, the 5.5 Studio designs the 5 000 square meters of the 3.1 hall in Paris expo (Porte de Verssailles), where the event is organized, with stalls of various sizes. A dynamic and rejuvenating layout, as well as the new features offered by the show recently, such as the presentation of contemporary pieces; the street of designers-makers, dedicated to neo-artisans, both producers and self-publishers; or the design department, invested in each edition by a famous brand that sells iconic objects.

After presenting works of the past, perhaps the event will announce those of the future?

The Fleas of design, from 9 to 12 November in Paris Expo, Hall 3.1, Portes of Versailles, Paris (15e)

To learn more, visit the site of the Puces du design

Photos / Illustrations:
1) Studio 5.5, exhibition Ettore Sottsass
2) UAU, Grow
3) A Touch of Design, Jeanne Buisson
4) E & E spirit XXe, The hamlet of Les Baux, David Andre
5) Stand Relax Factory, Fabien Bonillo
6) Floor Lamp Callimaco, Ettore Sottsass, 1982
7) Westside Sofa, 1983, Knoll
8) Whistle Vessel, 1968, Habitat
9) © Siraudeau, Grande-Motte
10) Atelier Emmaus, Henri en folie
11) Mamama, 3 plates
12) Mamama, Neptune
13) Mamama, Vase

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