With this exhibition, Frac Centre-Val de Loire invites you to discover the exceptional collections of Domaine de Boisbuchet. Created in Charente in 1989, this research and mediation institute brings together each year professionals and amateurs from all over the world to experiment with applied design in all its forms, from furniture to fashion, from architecture to landscape, and from urban planning to social organisation. Around the fundamental questions of the current roles of design, the exhibition relates the works of twentieth-century pioneers with those of contemporary women who have imagined new practices in the Boisbuchet workshops. Here, the idealism of classical modernism stands alongside everyday rural creations with a commitment to the common good, in search of a more ethical relationship with nature.


Aino Aalto & Alvar Aalto, Amina Agueznay Vilma André, Gae Aulenti, Liisi Beckmann, Ila Bêka & Louise Lemoine, Maria Blaisse, Petra Blaisse, Ulrike Brandi, Gloria Caranica, Julie Chavaz, Juliana Chohfi, Shao Chuan Hsu, Carole Collet, Fabiana Costa, matali crasset, Anthony Dunne & Fiona Raby, Charles Eames & Ray Eames, Tamar Eisenberg, Carla Fernández, Laetitia Frost, Clara Gavina, Lina Ghotmeh, Lucía Grompone, Sigga Heimis, Anna Heringer, Larissa Honsek, Lin Hsiu-Hui, Marlène Huissoud, Hella Jongerius, Tanja Jordan, Miriam Josi, Johanna Keimeyer, Tine Kromer, Joanna Lałowska, Victoria de Larminat, Beatriz Eugenia Leal, Ya-Ching Lee, Torsten Lesszinsky, Sophie Liechti, Julia Lohmann, Sabine Marcelis & Brit van Nerven, Dorothee Maurer-Becker, Tania Mouraud, Madalena Nader, Constanca Nardi, Aurélia Noudelmann, Yusuké Y. Offhause, Hanna Oh, Charles Perdew & Edna Perdew, Charlotte Perriand, Ximena Perez Grobet, Stella Lee Prowse, Amalia Puga Cividanes, Ticiana Riberio Andriani, Sara Ricciardi, Flavia Rodrigues del Pra, Deidi von Schaewen, Pascale de Senarclens , Victoria Serre, silviaferpal, Linda Taalman, Katharina Unger, Benedicte Werner.

Curator: Mathias Schwartz-Clauss, assisted by Franca Spielmann

An exhibition organised in collaboration with Domaine de Boisbuchet