bring a designsouvenir from st. etienne.
the design biennial in saint etienne, france is the world's most impressive cultural-non profit-design show. as part of this event designboom hosted a group exhibition of international design professionals, some that you are already acquainted with and others that deserve to be noticed.
The Cite du design, public establishment set up in 2005 by the Saint-Etienne City and its agglomeration Saint-Etienne Metropole, aims to develop the uses and the benefits of design by increasing the meeting opportunities between professionals of the area, companies and private individuals.
This young institution fits the whole reconversion process of a city that has been the leader of the Industrial Revolution for two centuries. Product of the Saint-Etienne history, the Cite du design was born of a local will and a strong dynamism, initiated in particular by the Saint-Etienne higher school of art and design ESADSE (former regional school of fine arts ERBASE), that created the Saint-Etienne International Design Biennial in 1998.
· idea, exhibition design by birgit lohmann and massimo mini / designboom
· sponsored by ICFF
as part of the cultural program of the ICFF, designboom hosted a group exhibition of international design professionals, some that you are already acquainted with and others that deserve to be noticed.
the 18th annual international contemporary furniture fair transform new york city's jacob k. javits convention center into a global design community's mecca. north america's premier event for contemporary design, the fair draws the most diverse assemblage of design professionals to an extraordinary display of the latest examples of design on the cutting-edge. during the four days, 145,000 net square feet(14,500 net square meters) more than 550 exhibitors displayed contemporary furniture, seating, carpet and flooring, lighting,outdoor furniture, materials, wall coverings, accessories, textiles, and kitchen and bath for residential and commercial interiors.