Saint-Etienne International Design Biennale (2013)

Alliance Led collaborated to the realization of two artists’ projects participating to this event, each of them offering a different approach to this material work of art revealed by the light diffused from it.

Innovating can includes offering a new use of an old object, modernizing its form, fabrication or elements and technology that it is made of, but also adding characteristics; modifying its position or its scale so that we can reinvent what exist without denying its original character.

Design, that is possible to see as the addition of art and technic is here to make useful and functional objects that represent an undeniable artistic character or that will acquire a characteristic with an aesthetical research, technical innovation search that goes hand in hand with plastic research.

It is also worth noticing that design brings to the artistic activity a huge supply for mass spreading in the common space of the city and homes. The museum is no longer the place for an elitist or confidential discipline, everyone can in its daily life enjoy a show or a design demonstration.

The International Design Biennale that took place in Saint-Etienne in 2013, artistic demonstration from the 13th to the 31st of March 2013 allowed to easily demonstrate that it is possible to bring art and society back together and to attract the novice or not public to discover work of arts disseminated in several locations in Saint-Etienne.

The other Design characteristic highlighted during the biennale is its capacity to make work together different disciplines, backgrounds and trades around a same project. Just as these several expositions illustrated, artists, designers, architects, elected officials of the city, such as industrials and entrepreneurs whose task is towards economy have been able to work hand in hand without anyone being left aside.

Centered on one theme: “Empathy or the other’s experience” or the “Anomaly” concept has been separated in different exposition, each one installed in a location in Saint-Etienne and called:

  • Expo n°1 “Anomale”
  • Expo n°2 “Anomaliée”
  • Expo n°3 “Anomaliste”

Alliance Led collaborated to the realization of two artists’ projects participating to this event, each of them offering a different approach to this material work of art revealed by the light diffused from it.

Noémie Bonnet-Saint-Geroges explores in her work of arts different design disciplines through work on objects, urbanism, graphics and scenography, her offer takes the shape of two forms of a texture with an interior illuminated mineral looks.

Eric Bourbon, member of the Cité du Design de Saint-Etienne, is the author of the singular “Lamp my lucky star” that you can see below.

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