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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
Closed on Tuesdays and holidays
(open on July 14 and August 15)
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 © Julia Andréone
©Julia Andréone
design, exhibition

Playground - The design of sneakers

from 18.06.2020
at 19h00
to 03.01.2021
at 18h00

With over 600 pairs, films, archive documents, photos and personal accounts, the exhibition will present all  the facets of this iconic object, from its success with New York breakdancers to the cutting-edge technological research that goes on with that.

Opening Thursday 18 June at 7pm

⚠️Given the recommendations of the government to fight the spread of the Covid-19 virus, the Museum of Decorative Arts and Design has closed its doors to the public last Saturday, March 14. The next exhibition "Playground" is postponed until Thursday 18 June.

Basketball shoe, tennis shoe, trainer or sneaker, regardless of the name, they have influenced the way we live, and the way we dress, since the early 20th century. Worn by millions of people the world over, sneakers have, in just a few decades, become a mass-market product that transcends gender, age, and social and cultural background. But how did a simple sports shoe make the leap from the pitch to become a genuine fashion accessory or even a piece of art ?

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