From 13 to 15 September 2021, the students of the Campus d’excellence des métiers d’art et du design reveal their proposals for a sustainable world in the premises of the prestigious university during Paris Design Week.


Today’s young creators are tomorrow’s great signatures. It is in this perspective that Maison&Objet strives to reveal emerging talents, for example by awarding the “Rising Talent Awards” to several international designers each year. The exceptional exhibition “Vivement Demain!” is another illustration of this. In the prestigious setting of the Sorbonne University fairs in Paris, students from eight higher schools and 13 vocational high schools will exhibit their projects, diplomas for schools or “masterpieces” for the professional path.


The Operation is led by Paris Design Week with the Campus d’excellence des métiers d’art et du design. This institution, born in 2020, federates the art schools of Île-de-France and promotes their training with professionals. In order for their prototypes to be presented and completed in a “go-to-market” spirit, the Campus organizes for the selected students a training before the event to sharpen their “pitch”. “This generation is very socially engaged,” observes Heloïse LeBoucher, Operational Director of the Campus. She has professionalism, inventiveness, curiosity, the challenge is to show how she questions the object, the space and the uses. »


Through its theme of the year, Paris Design Week challenges a “desirable development”, both beautiful and responsible. The theme echoes the “Sustainable” course of Maison&Objet. It is in the pool of young talents that we find the most unexpected avenues for the future because the approach is intuitively familiar to them. Inking in the territories, valorization of know-how, social concerns, political design, reasoned use of natural resources are all notions that are in them not a subject but a prerequisite. Creation of furniture, interior architecture, graphic or textile design, fashion, they each planché in their discipline.


To go to the end of the process of this “graduation show”, the third-year students of the event design course of the Boulle School were put in competition to imagine the scenography of the event. The starting brief: adapt to this historic place, with its gilding, parquet floors and woodwork, where nothing can be fixed. Offer a modular exhibition area, on a small or large scale, for clothing, furniture or objects. Use materials that can be found commercially and reusable in a logic of sustainable development. The team of Maëlle Bayon, Adèle Hamelin and Clémentine Jocteur won the challenge with their concept: each school will be able to make its stand from wood cuts of only four different dimensions, which limits the loss. Thanks to “connectors”, they will be able to build the layout they want themselves and control just what they need. Instructions for use are provided.


The material, OSB wood chip panels, as well as the connecting parts are in large DIY surfaces. In addition, for each stand, the three girls planned the construction of a symbolic door in the same material. “It is the image of our transition from diploma to professional life,” they say, “it is an opening to the future.” The idea won the support of the jury, which included Pierre Gendrot, coordinator of Paris Design Week. “All the proposals were incredibly professional,” he says. In addition to telling a story, allowing everyone to express their specificity, the volume of the door chants each space and adapts to the ceiling height of the Sorbonne. Maëlle, Adèle and Clémentine also designed the logo of the event. For them, it is already tomorrow.


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