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musée des Arts décoratifs
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39 rue Bouffard,
33000 Bordeaux

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Collection design du Cnap au madd Bordeaux

from 24.09.2016
to 05.02.2017

From 24 September 2016 to 29 January 2017, the Musée des Arts décoratifs et du Design in Bordeaux (madd-bordeaux) will be playing host to more than 300 pieces from the Fonds national d’art contemporain, the National Contemporary Art Collection, which is held by the Centre national des arts plastiques (Cnap).

This collection, one of the largest in Europe, contains some of the most significant works of contemporary designers, French and international alike. This project is an opportunity to offer pieces of furniture and other objects the context which was originally theirs: a domestic world.

The exhibition will thus be held in two venues, in two extraordinary houses.

  • One, the Hôtel de Lalande, built in the 18th century, which still has its original wooden panelling and parquet flooring, is a jewel of UNESCO’s Bordeaux heritage which houses the « Musée des Arts décoratifs et du Design » in Bordeaux.
  • The other, the Maison Lemoine, is a fine example of contemporary and private architecture, emblematic of a modern dwelling which re-invents the relations between exterior and interior, between space and function, and between property and furniture, just a stone’s throw from Bordeaux’s centre.

Opening: Saturday 24 September 2016

Practical information: Opening hours, prices, guided tour


Enzo Mari, Mariolina stackable chair, 2002
 - Patrick Faigenbaum


Noisy Jelly / Cité Frugès Exhibition – Le Corbusier in Pessac
1 December 2016 – 31 January 2017
In the context of the Houselife exhibition, madd and Cnap are organising an exhibition of works from the Noisy Jelly project by Raphaël Pluvinage et Marianne Cauvard in the Municipal House of Cité Frugès, recently listed as a world heritage site by UNESCO.
Cité Frugès: Le Corbusier, 4, Rue Le Corbusier, 33600 Pessac.
Open every day between 10:00 and 13:00 and between 14:00 and 18:00. Exceptionally closed 25 December 2016 and 1 January 2017
Information: Culture & Tourism Kiosk: 21, Place de la 5e République, Pessac. 05 57 93 65 40;

Museum Thursdays
Meetings, conferences and unprecedented visits in collaboration with students of EBABX.
Pierre Charpin, Konstantin Grcic, Judith Seng, the Bouroullec brothers, etc. *
* Subject to change.

Off Site Visit: the home in Bordeaux
The museum teams up with Bordeaux World Heritage - Centre of Interpretation of Architecture and Heritage (CIAP) and with the Bordeaux Metropolitan Area Tourism and Congress Office to propose visits around types of homes in Bordeaux: single-storey houses, 18th Century architecture, 19th Century buildings, art nouveau, art deco et contemporary homes.

Book published for the exhibition
Graphic design by SpMillot and photographs by Patrick Faigenbaum, Henri Cartier-Bresson award 2013 (25€).

Booklet to assist with the visit for adults and model booklet for children

Guided Visits for Adults/Families
Prices, times and conditions can be found in the practical information.

Visits and teatime-workshops for juniors (6-11 year olds)
For individuals, schools on residential trips and school children: customised visits accompanied by an education officer possibly followed by a creative activity.

Curator of the exhibition
Constance Rubini, director of the musée des Arts décoratifs et du Design

Commissaire associée
Juliette Pollet, responsable du fonds design et arts décoratif au Cnap

Camille Perrot (madd)
Hugo Perez (Cnap)

Signalétique et publication
SpMillot, Paris

Graphic design
Fanette Mellier

Le livre houselife disponible ici

View of the exhibition
 - Patrick Faigenbaum
Press kit (pdf)


Thank you :

Château Haut-Bailly,
mécène d’honneur

Fraysse & Associés,
partenaire fidèle

Les parfumeurs d’IFF (International Flavors & Fragrances), sous la direction de Frédéric Malle ; Scentys ; Les jeunes compositeurs de la classe de composition électroacoustique du conservatoire de Bordeaux Jacques Thibaud, professeur Christophe Havel ; Bordeaux Métropole ; Keolis Bordeaux Métropole ; Canopé - réseau de création et d’accompagnement pédagogique ; Bordeaux Patrimoine Mondial, Centre d’Interprétation de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine (CIAP) ; Mairie de Floirac ; Mairie de Pessac ; Office de Tourisme et des Congrès de Bordeaux Métropole ; Samsung; Versusmobili ; Bose® By Access Images ; SIA ; Jade Design ; Les Amis du musée des Arts décoratifs et du Design ; Château Nairac ; Société de négoce DIVA ; Le Chapon Fin ; La Maison Darricau- Artisan Chocolatier

Partenaires média : Le Monde ; France Culture ; Junkpage ; Mollat - Station Ausone