The mudac presents two new exhibitions:
"BIG-GAME - Everyday Objects" from July 10 to September 1, 2019
For the 15th anniversary of their studio, BIG-GAME, designers Augustin Scott de Martinville, Elric Petit and Grégoire Jeanmonod present ensembles of everyday objects whose formal vocabulary is simple, functional and optimistic.
From a wine bottle you might see at the supermarket to a chair held in the MOMA’s permanent collection, from a collaboration with Japanese ceramicists to a furniture design for Ikea, the work of this Lausanne-based trio is recognised both in Switzerland and internationally. Their designs are characterised by the usefulness, craftsmanship, quality and elegance that have seduced companies worldwide.
Rather than creating a mere showroom, the designers of BIG-GAME immerse us in their creative process, describing a specific aspect of the development of each work. Ensembles of objects are presented on bare panels on the ground for a dense, immediate visual impact. The exhibition also contains a wealth of anecdotes and sources of inspiration behind the designers’ quest for functionality and durability – two crucial elements in today’s hyper-consumerist world. And in a second path through the exhibition, at just the right height for kids, the designers put a fun twist on the world of industrial design.
"HORS PISTES – Conversations between craftsmen & designers" from July 10, 2019 to January 12, 2020
The HORS PISTES project initiates creative exchange between craftsmen & designers all over the world through residencies that are constantly organised in new places. A true cross-disciplinary and multicultural laboratory, HORS PISTES addresses original methods of collaboration and production that highlight the significance of human exchange and of sharing know-how. In addition, an editorial team participates in the experience and offers a perspective on the environment surrounding the residencies, i.e. their cultural, historical and geopolitical context.
The exhibition recounts exchanges that took place during residencies in Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) in 2013, Banfora (Burkina Faso) in 2014 and Nuuk (Greenland) in 2017. These three experiences took place in different countries and involved a selection of professionals with multiple backgrounds. They nevertheless reveal a shared relationship with the world: participants all express the desire to discover and experiment with materials and explore the limits of their practice, off the beaten track.
The route through the exhibition, which features prototypes, samples, models, pictures and videos, reveals the collaborations and questions that fuelled the research and the experiments.
Exhibitions to visit from Tuesday to Sunday from 11am to 6pm
And in July and August from Monday to Sunday from 11am to 6pm