French Vision for Design Shanghai


Bina Baitel is delighted to participate in the exhibition "A French Vision for Design: From the 1920s to Today".

Initiated and presented by the Consulate General of France, the exhibition will last over two months, as the grand opening event leading into the 2nd Sino-French Design Weekend (17th-19th Dec 2021) .

The exhibition introduces Chinese audiences to French design culture in a profound and concise way, with an emphasis on French furniture and product designers.

Focusing on furniture and product design as its central themes, the exhibition will review design philosophies and values and construct a panorama of 21 representative French designers ranging in time from the 1920s to today.

It will consist of 64 masterpieces organized in 5 parts: pioneers of the first half of the 20 century - Le Corbusier, Charlotte Perriand, Jean Prouvé and Jean Puiforcat; creator-dreamers - Andrée Putman, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Pierre Charpin and Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance; designers who believed they could change the world - Marc Berthier, Philippe Starck, Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, and Ora-ïto; outstanding female designers - Matali Crasset, Inga Sempé, Constance Guisset, and Bina Baitel; and Shanghai-based artists who love and respect Chinese culture – Studio MVW, Alexandre Chary, and Thomas Dariel.

The exhibition seeks to reflect how modern design developed in France and to deliver the message that design and art are alike in that they can speak regardless of countries, languages and cultures.

Supported by Roche Bobois, the exhibition is curated by Mimi Yan, Margo Renisio, is responsible for scenography design, while Mr. Yuan Youmin, professor at the China Academy of Art, is responsible for visual design.

The exhibition will continue to be open from December 18, 2021 to February 28, 2022 on the third floor of the Roche Bobois Space ( 88, West Huaihai Road, Shanghai) including a couple of concurrent lectures and seminars.