The design showcase at the Museum of Arts Decoratifs in Paris is worth checking out. Transforming a wing of the building are some of France’s leading designers. First, I love that the show combines classic architecture and conceptual design. The 13 designers are each assigned a room in a house to create a “living” museum. Each designer incorporates pieces from the museum’s collection into their design, showcasing museum quality work with contemporary ideas. The approach is thoughtful, and resonates with my education from California College of the Arts. Second, the work showcases a level of detail and style which we do not see everyday in sunny San Francisco – the interiors are more luxurious and refined. I believe we can all learn from the variety and the high-end polish, and at the least can we can learn about the art of the mix. I hope you enjoy.
David Bjørngaard, December 2014