Institut français d’Autriche
20 ICONES OF FRENCH DESIGN
Su 27.09.2015, 11am–12pm
The exhibition’s goal and intention is to provide a cartographical overview of almost 100 years of French design: on show are powerfully expressive products that have had a formative influence on entire generations and in particular brought forth the “Starck children” and subsequently the French touch. 20 ICONS OF FRENCH DESIGN presents not only the most important symbols of French art, but likewise its ability to break codes, to re-interpret and to anticipate them – with one and the same aim: to serve, to inspire and to surprise. The exhibition tackles the question of what gives an object the status of an icon and shows the innovative character of French design, which epoch by epoch has made use of the most progressive techniques.
With the kind support of Kunsthalle Wien.
Curators: Cédric Morisset, Hélène Convert