To generate multiple and unique fields of creative expression internationally, the INTERIEURS CUIR prototypes will be on display in Milan from Monday 11th to Sunday 17th April, as part of the MATERIAL MATTERS show, during Milan Design Week. This show brings together the latest innovations in leather and technological glass to demonstrate French expertise in innovation and excellence.
The exhibition is organised by the FFTM (French Tanners and Dressers Association) and QUANTUM GLASS (a subsidiary of Saint-Gobain dedicated to active glass technology), in partnership with CTC. It offers the opportunity to talk to the experts who created these surprising solutions and see samples of the materials used.
Showcased as part of the MATERIAL MATTERS exhibition, at the heart of the Milano Off festival, these two very different materials – leather and glass – reveal a remarkable collection of innovations for architecture, decoration and design.
New directions for contemporary design indicated by around thirty original objects, most of which are shown here exclusively, and created by renowned designers: François Azambourg, Harri Koskinen, Xavier Lust, OutofStock, Tomas Erel, Daniel Rybakken and the 5.5 Designers.
These creations generate an enriching dialogue - between innovation, technology and tradition - to develop our daily environment.
The MATERIAL MATTERS show is divided into two separate circuits designed by Saazs : Skin-Tingling Design (the leather circuit) and Sensitive Technology (the glass circuit), offering multiple and novel fields of expression in the form of concrete applications using materials that are both ancestral and innovative.
The show is a forum for meetings and discussions, and visitors are invited to meet at Café Tolix®, created by the living heritage company, Tolix Steel Design . This convivial café offers an entertaining presentation of the latest innovations created by Normal Studio, who have been artistic directors of the brand for the last five years.
The leather circuit: Skin-tingling design
The French Tanners and Dressers Association in partnership with 12 French Tanners and Dressers and CTC is presenting in Milan 19 prototypes of objects designed for INTERIEURS CUIR - ACTE I and INTERIEURS CUIR - ACTE 2. 19 creations in total (including 4 from INTERIEURS CUIR – ACTE 1 and 15 from INTERIEURS CUIR – ACTE 2 designed by François AZAMBOURG) arranged into 10 different themes: Leather on side, composite leather, the sensuality of leather, the flexibility of leather, shape-memory leather, taut leather, acoustic leather, structural leather, freestanding leather, leather as reinforcement - a series of themes to inspire creations and ideas that illustrate the specific qualities of leather and the excellence of the expertise demonstrated by the 12 French partner Tanners and Dressers...
MATERIAL MATTERS EXHIBITION
From Monday 11th to Sunday 17th April 2011, from 10am to 7pm
Address: 4th floor of the De Padova showroom - Corso Venezia, 14 – 20121 Milano
Press review on Monday 11th April from 5pm to 9pm
MATERIAL MATTERS partners in Milan :
From 3rd to 24th September 2010, at Lieu de Design, the French Tanners and Dressers Associationin partnership with 12 French tanners and dressers and CTC presented the result of the collective operation INTERIEURSCUIR- Acte2, via fourteen original creations by François Azambourg, who was described as an "explorer of materials” by the journalist Anne-Marie Fèvre.
Bringing together the expertise of the designer and the partner tanners and dressers has revealed innovative procedures and ways of working with the various properties of leather such as: insulation, lightness, softness, strength, sensory appeal, acoustics, and also the structuring ability of the material.
As a place for the promotion of industrial design and eco-design at the service of sustainable development, Lieu du Design is particularly suitable for showcasing the unique items from INTERIEURS CUIR-Acte 2. They were on display for three weeks in the exhibition area of this centre for discussions and meetings, in the heart of Paris.
INTERIEURS CUIR EXHIBITION AT LIEU DU DESIGN – SEPTEMBER 2010
LE LIEU DU DESIGN www.lelieududesign.com
74 rue du Faubourg Saint Antoine 75012 Paris, Tel:01 40 41 51 00
Metro : Ledru-Rollin
For the second consecutive year, the collective promotional operation, INTERIEURS CUIR, made headlines at the LE CUIR A PARIS show from 15th to 18th September 2009, in hall 4 of the Paris Nord Villepinte exhibition centre.
This operation was launched in 2008 by the French Tanners and Dressers Association (FFTM), CTC and 12 French Tanners and Dressers and it offered an original installation:
Leather creates beautiful lines in contemporary interiors. Invited by the French Tanners and Dressers industry, key players from the architecture and design worlds paid homage to it.
Phrases written on parchment slotted into a wall of leather tiles designed by CTC using a colour palette exclusively chosen by the designer François Azambourg.
This wall, created using the leathers and parchments produced by the French tanners and dressers participating in the operation, created a stir and showcased the new INTERIEURS CUIR logo, a blend of elegance and modernity.
To give a stronger identity to the project at a national and international level, and firmly situate INTERIEURS CUIR in the design world, the logo of INTERIEURS CUIR Acte 1 was revamped. The name is maintained but the graphic representation is more modern and timeless.