LE PARADOX at D’DAYS

Movement is the mechanism that drives our lives; it is the force that pushes us to evolve and change, forming the true core our existences.

During Paris D’Days creators from all around the world were inspired by the theme of movement and explored the different meanings of this complex and polyhedric concept through their works.  A creative power took control of the public spaces of the capital by connecting the heritage of emblematic cultural sites to the quick pace of contemporary design. Like a treasure chest full of unexpected surprises, the Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature, in collaboration with the Galerie Maria Wettergren, opened its doors to the Finnish and Danish design. The objects realeased by creators Mikko Paakkanen, Mathias Bengtsson and Erling Christoffersen perfectly coexisted with the hunting trophies and fine weapons that tapestred the museum’s walls. Wandering through the opulent rooms and dark cabinets, the visitors felt the excitement of a misterious discovery each time they came across a design piece. The sense of movement was imbued into the objects’ fluid shapes, maximized by Bengtsson‘s bronzed Growth Chair, while smoothed by minimalistic Christoffersen‘s Flugastol. Like a quiet weave that caresses the sea shore, Nao Tamura‘s Horizon produced a moving lights’ game at Palais de Tokyo. The Japanese designer has drawn inspiration from the nighttime panorama of the lagon of Venice to create a contemporary chandelier that evoked the reflection of a city at the water’s edge. Intrigued by the dialogue between natural materials and the urban world of design, the young creator Isabelle Daëron showcased at the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris an installation made with ropes and dead leaves, which gently floated accordingly to the air’s movement. An harmonious dynamic animated the D’Days festival, in which the eclectic solutions approached by the designers came together to express the beauty of a never ending flow which blows from the old to the new.

Movement means mobility of the creative spirit that brings the stillness of the past a step further.

  • LE PARADOX at D’DAYS

    Article by
    Cecilia Musmeci

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    Cecilia Musmeci

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    D’Days

    Maria Wettergren

    Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature

    Palais de Tokyo

    MAM