‘Design Brut | Philia & Children’ is the inaugural version of a brand new not-for-profit initiative by French Galerie Philia in collaboration with BehaghelFoiny Studio. Designers Antoine Behaghel and Alexis Foiny labored with kids from a faculty in Breil-sur-Roya, south-east France, who designed a sequence of furnishings items that have been then realised by the pair. A brand new exhibition (till 8 December 2022) reveals the fruits of this collaboration alongside a movie that paperwork the method.
‘The documentary questions the precise definition of furnishings design,’ says Galerie Philia’s founder, Ygaël Attali. ‘The that means emerges progressively by means of the drawings of the youngsters and their bodily incarnation.’
The mission’s title is a nod to artist Jean Dubuffet’s notion of ‘artwork brut’, created outdoors the boundaries of educational custom by individuals who didn’t usually take part within the cultural surroundings of advantageous artwork. For Dubuffet, artworks created by prisoners and sufferers in psychiatric hospitals, for instance, have been extra expressive, emotional and direct, as they weren’t certain by cultural conventions.
Attali was impressed by this notion, beginning the Design Brut initiative with the purpose of working alongside designers to carry to life kids’s design expressions. For the programme’s debut, Attali and the designers enlisted a gaggle of 6- and 7-year-old kids, who created the works over a interval of 5 months. ‘The youngsters have been invited to attract shapes and concepts on paper to kind their very own interpretations of sculptural design,’ reads a be aware from the gallery introducing the mission. ‘The youngsters’s drawings have been then realised as bodily designs, sculpted in native olive wooden by BehaghelFoiny Studio along with a cabinetmaker from the area, [and there followed] a small show within the chapel Notre-Dame-des-Monts within the presence of the youngsters and local people.’
Concludes Attali: ‘If uncooked artwork is outlined by the unadulterated method and absence of limits within the inventive discipline, it appears right here that performance – the required notion of proportion and stability – is maintained, making it a key element of sculptural design.’
‘Design Brut | Philia & Children’ is on view till 8 December 2022 at Galerie Philia
4 rue Malher, 75004
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