The museum of Design
Since 2013, its name has evolved into a "Museum of Decorative Arts and Design" in order to make visible the institution's desire to become an important place for promoting and spreading the culture of design in France. For the last 6 years, the madd-bordeaux has been developing a substantial program that brings together decorative arts and design, notably through the renewed presentation of its design collection in areas dedicated to antique collections and the organization of temporary exhibitions. This cultural program has considerably renewed and increased the museum attendance.
A development that led to a modernisation and renovation project of the two buildings of the museum classified as historical monuments since 2018: the former prison (new exhibition space since 2016) and the hôtel de Lalande. The winners Aymeric Antoine and Pierre Dufour, Agence Antoine Dufour, are two young architects who received, in November 2019, the Silver Square Price in the first work category. They are currently working with the museum team to start the works late 2021.
This architectural is sponsored by Elisabeth Wilmers, owner of Château Haut-Bailly.