7 collaborations and 13 projects, 2 guest projects selected by Eyes on Talents
17th April – 19th May 2018
VIA presents ‘Le French Design Speed Dating exhibition – Best VIA DESIGN Incubator Projects’ at the Institut Français Milano as part of Fuorisalone from 17th April to 19th May 2018.
7 collaborations and 13 projects to better grasp the 10 values of French Design by VIA and 2 guest projects selected by Eyes on Talents. Elegance, creativity, ‘art de vivre’, audacity, panache, sense of innovation and balance, cultural openness and belonging to a typically French craft or heritage are a priority in design thanks to the VIA DESIGN Incubator.
The exhibition was designed by French designer Sam Baron, who has been Artistic Director of the design department of Fabrica, the Benetton group’s communication research centre, since 2007.
When they step into the Institut Français Milano (Palazzo delle Stelline), the public will enter a unique, stimulating, curious atmosphere.
Images, quotes projected on walls, soft lighting: an immersive experience that adapts the speed dating event that has led to the conception and realisation of the projects in the exposition ‘Le French Design Speed Dating exhibition’.
Organised by VIA according to the rules of the speed dating event, these meetings enable manufacturers and design houses to meet young French design talents and creative minds to share their world and get to know each other. The innovative results of these fruitful, human collaborations between creative minds and manufacturers are presented for the first time in Milan.
_ DANIEL x Patrick de Glo de Besses, Ferréol Babin, Désormeaux/Carrette studio
*Balance + Know-how
“One of our missions is to bring together the talents that share our philosophy, and VIA has the capacity to catalyse the greatest talents in design.” Etienne Delorme, DANIEL founder
_ La Manufacture du Design x Désormeaux/Carrette, Matthieu Pauthe
*Creativity and Industry + Elegance and a Hint of Luxury
CAST seat and sofa, Cardigan pouffe, LEAF coffee table
“I wanted a generous approach, what I’m looking for in design is often an emotion, and before I’d even seen their work, that was already there.” Robert Acouri, President of La Manufacture du Design
_ Ligne Roset x Melody Sirman
*Cultural openness + Elegance and a Hint of Luxury
ASEMBLA coffee table
“Emotion is the added value of the French touch.” Michel Roset, President of Ligne Roset
_ Le Lit National x Bina Baitel
*Panache + Know-how
Premonitions collection: bench, seat, side table
“Thanks to the speed dating event I made contact with dynamic businesses, often with unique know-how whose workbooks allow me to look deeper and examine my process as a designer.” Bina Baitel, DPLG architect and designer
_ Plumbum x Label Famille, TAWLA
* ‘Art de vivre’ + Creativity and Industry
TCHIN drinks trolley and MATRICE chair by TAWLA
“As well as just the Incubator, through its events, its gallery and the contact it sets up between professionals, VIA also provides visibility and credibility with clients.” Fanny Carbonneaux, Plumbum co-founder
_ Ymer&Malta x Margaux Lafond
*Elegance and a hint of luxury
“It’s exciting to be part of the Incubator. It’s a great springboard for young designers like us to be put in contact with manufacturers and design houses, and it’s a good showcase.” Margaux Lafond, designer and interior designer
_ Le Point D x Raphaël Millot
*Sustainable innovation + Panache
“As a fervent advocate of French design, I know of no better opportunity to meet a large number of skilled designers and in such a short time!” Xavier Daublain, Point D co-founder
Le French Design - Face To Face
Invited by VIA, Eyes on Talents is joining the French Design Speed Dating Exhibition to present a dialogue between two emblematic pieces of contemporary French design. Two pieces signed by two duos, two women, two men, in close collaboration with two renowned French design houses. This correspondence puts the spotlight on the SWN lamp designed by Clémentine Giaconia & Frédéric Forest for DELCOURT Collection and the MARIANO Daybed designed by Amandine Chhor and Aïssa Logerot for VERSANT Edition. Two trendsetting, luxurious timeless objects, perfect ambassadors for the unique know-how of French artisans.
_ Delcourt Collection x Studio FRST
*Audacity + Balance
“Nowadays, it is rare and valuable to have the possibility of carrying out creative research without necessarily seeking a definitive answer. Christophe says that we must give living products time, a principle that we share.” Clémentine Giaconia & Frédéric Forest – Studio FRST
_ Versant Edition x Studio AC/AL
*Heritage + Balance
“The idea of a collaboration with Yann Bourigault took shape from our first meeting. Our respective standards and our shared passion for the quality of clean lines highlight the function, the beauty of materials and the know-how used.” Amandine Chhor & Aïssa Logerot Studio AC/AL
LE FRENCH DESIGN SPEED DATING EXHIBITION – Best Incubateur VIA DESIGN
Institut français Milano, Palazzo delle Stelline, Corso Magenta 63
17th april – 19th may 2018
Press event 16th april 14h – 18h
Cocktail Party DJ set 18th april 17h – 22h