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Observeur du Design 13

Fact sheet

Exhibition dates: November 15, 2012 to March 24, 2013
Surface area : plus de 600 m2
Exhibition design : Les Sismo, Antoine Fenoglio et Frédéric Lecourt
Captions written by : Nadine Fageol et Carole Huyvenaar
Graphic design and visual identity : Aurore Chassé
Number of labelled designs presented in the exhibition : 169
Number of Star of the Observeur awards : 29
Number of prizes awarded : 7

The exhibition

The Observeur du design 13 exhibition opened its doors on 16 November 2012 at la Cité des sciences et de l’industrie and is scheduled to close on 24 March 2013. The Observeur du design 13 inauguration and award ceremony took place on 15 November 2012 in front of more than 1,200 people.

The exhibition design this year asks : « Design, where are you » ?

“Design is everywhere! It’s what runs through your mind when spying a coffee machine, a car, a smartphone, a bottle of fruit juice…and all those things which are so present in our daily lives such as objects, spaces, visuals, services, etc. Yet there is much more to design than meets the eye. In fact, designers intervene in multiple stages ahead of the creation of our day-to-day environment, in brainstorming and anticipation, in materials and production, in usages and services, in forms and colours, in identity and values. So many amazing fields to discover via the selection for the Observeur du design 13, in order to learn more about the influence of designers, the values which they create with public and private entities and the creative input which they provide to the benefit of us all.”

www.sismodesign.com • sismo@sismodesign.com

The labeling committee

4 professional designers nominated by professional organizations:

  • Benoît Drouillat, President, Designers Interactifs
  • Beatrice Gisclard, Secretary-general, AFD (French Designers Alliance)
  • Eric Denis, Managing Director of EDDS Design and President of FéDI
  • Thierry Conquet, interior Architect, CFAI (French Council of Interior Architects)

Two experts appointed by the APCI:

  • Jean-Christophe Boulard, Director General INDP
  • Quentin Hirsinger, Co-founder and president of the materials library matériO

Moderator:

Anne Marie Boutin, President, APCI (French Agency for promotion of design)

The jury

President of the jury: John Small, Design Manager, Steelcase International – Assisted by Caroline Bianco, Design Project Manager, Steelcase France

Professional designers nominated by professional organizations:

  • Benoît Drouillat, President, Designers Interactifs
  • Beatrice Gisclard, Secretary-general, AFD (French Designers Alliance)
  • Eric Denis, Managing Director of EDDS Design and President of FéDI
  • Thierry Conquet, Interior Architect, CFAI (French Council of Interior Architects)

Experts nominated by the APCI:

  • Aurelie Barbaux, journalist, L’Usine Nouvelle
  • Beatrice Mange, Vice President Design, Tarkett
  • Carole Favart, design manager, Toyota Europe
  • Chatal Hamaide, Chief Editor, Intramuros
  • Edith Keller, CEO, Carlin Group International
  • Elie Papiernik, Creative Director, Centdegrés
  • Eric Neuville, designer, PSA
  • Etienne Mineur, Incandescence / Editions Volumiques
  • François Lenfant, design manager, GE Healthcare
  • Gérard Caron, Editor,  Admirable design
  • Jean-Charles Gaté, Managing Editor, Design Fax
  • Matthew Marino, Associate Designer, User studio
  • Quentin Hirsinger, Co-founder and president of the materials library matériO
  • Valerie Hudelot, Director Merchandising & Visual Identity, Galeries Lafayette

Representatives of institutional partners:

  • Isabelle Vallée, Sector Manager Textile – Clothing and Wood – Paper – Graphic Arts, Oséo
  • Lyne Cohen-Solal, Assistant for Trade, Crafts and Independent Professions , City of Paris
  • Madeleine Ogilvie, Project Manager « Création & Design » at DGCIS, Ministry of Economy, Industry and Employment
  • Magali Lancien, Head of editions and advertising, INPI
  • Marc Girard, exhibition manager, Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie, un lieu Universcience

International experts:

  • Alain Dufour, Mission Design, Montréal, Canada
  • Anne Stenros, Kone, Finalnd
  • Birgitta Ralstom, Transplant, Norway
  • He Renke, Dean School of Design, Hunan University, President of CIDA, China

Moderator: Anne Marie Boutin, President, APCI (French Agency for promotion of Design)

Observeur du design 13 prizes

The international jury presided by John Small, Design Manager, Steelcase International, awarded 29 design stars to the selection’s most exemplary products
Oséo Prize : Triop, system which supports medical device in surgeon units – DA-Designers associés for Maquet
INPI Prize : Kevell, floating unusual accommodation – Owen Poho for Rototec
Ville de Paris Prize: Aquagreen, planted solar platform for the autonomous treatment of stretches of water – Diedre design for Innogur Technologies
« Made in France » Prize: La Cornue W., range of kitchen equipment – Wilmotte for La Cornue
Digital Design Prize: Horloge Energétique Entreprise, information system – In-house design EDF R&D Design and In-flexions for EDF
Service Design Prize : Station de bus Osmose, espace de transport du mode bus – Marc Aurel et design interne pour RATP
AFD mention : Grappus, wood-burning stove – Thibault Desombre Design for l’Atelier Dominique Imbert

Partners

We would like to thank our partners for their help in organising this event:

Tarkett Design International for the exhibition’s PVC floors,
Coalesse for the furnitures

Organisation

Exposition

Exhibition coordination: Anne Marie Boutin, présidente de l’APCI,  Aude Vuillier, Aline Demolin et Edwige Bellin du Coteau
Scenography : Les Sismo, Antoine Fenoglio et Frédéric Lecourt, Lucie Hadida
Graphic Design: Aurore Chassé
Management of the projects selection and editions : Aude Vuillier, Aline Demolin et Edwige Bellin du Coteau
International Relations: Marie Moreira

Exhibition set-up

Fabrication : AM Création
Lights conception : Remote
Labels editing : Nadine Fageol and Carole Huyvenaar
Translation : ILTI Traduction
Press Relations : AD Convergence
Pecha Kucha Organization : Benjamin Girard

Catalog

Les éditions Archibooks : Marc Sautereau et Solveig Placier
Publishing Director :
Anne Marie Boutin
Management of the projects selection and editions :
Aude Vuillier, Aline Demolin et Edwige Bellin du Coteau
Selection and International Exhibitions: Marie Moreira
Translation :
ILTI Traduction
Graphic Design:
Aurore Chassé

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