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museum of decorative Arts and Design

musée des Arts décoratifs
et du Design de Bordeaux
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39 rue Bouffard,
33000 Bordeaux
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Timetable 11 am - 6 pm
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Construction. An exhibition devoted to the designer Martin Szekely

from 26.04.2018
at 11h00
to 16.09.2018
at 18h00

“Let us call beauty, in the strictest sense, the adjustment of all parts proportionately so that nothing can be added, removed or changed without impairing the harmony of the whole. Such is great beauty, worthy of the gods…”
Leon Battista Alberti, De Re Aedificatoria, 1452

The musée des Arts Décoratifs et du Design (madd-bordeaux) has invited the designer Martin Szekely to show his work in its new exhibition space, a former jail located behind the hôtel de Lalande.
The event will offer the public an opportunity to discover some 40 pieces by the designer, united under the theme of “construction.” Created between 1996 and 2018 (the most recent, The Drawers and I, is still in the production process as of this writing and will be seen at the museum for the first time), these objects and pieces of furniture seem to reinvent their own composition: all are the result of a structural challenge.