Constance Guisset Studio's Exhibition "Les Formes Savantes"
Twentieth-century design bunks up with their eighteenth and nineteenth-century ancestors
Published On: July 14th, 2017
This is no ordinary furniture exhibition. Guisset’s portfolio is presented in a classical setting surrounded by furniture pieces from past centuries. The use of stage lighting and dialogue creates a theatrical environment. Each piece of furniture is given a voice recorded by an actor. A conversation emerges between the furniture of different centuries, expressing views on their individual manufacturing process and use over time. In a light-hearted manner, the script combines themes of interrogation, sympathy and humour.
“By examining the periods and styles, the exhibition gives us a didactic and playful understanding of the stakes of contemporary design.” -Guisset Studio
From a design perspective, it is interesting to experience a historic interior combining classic and modern pieces. One can compare the differences in design between the periods, and also see how some aspects of functionality have remained constant. Take a deeper look at design and compare the old mastery with the new in this exhibition.
The exhibition takes place from 13 May to 17 September 2017.
Hôtel de Cabrières-Sabatier d'Espeyran, 6 Rue Montpelliéret, 34000 Montpellier
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