Thanks to Constance Rubini, commissioner of the exhibition ‘Dessiner le design’ (Draw the design) at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, ‘Local River’ by Mathieu Lehanneur and ‘Floating Garden’ by Benjamin Graindorge are together at last. The projects are in tandem and both were designed with Anthony van den Bossche/Duende Studio, but slip-ups in programming made their launch dates separate, so such so that some people thought that one project was a copy of the other. The mistake is now rectified.
Begun in New York with Mathieu Lehanneur and extended in Paris with Benjamin Graindorge, the idea of adapting hydroponics to domestic scale is heading for take-off in 2010 with the general public version 2 of both ‘Local River’ and ‘Floating Garden’, produced by Duende Studio. At  ‘Dessiner le design’, Constance Rubini is showing all the preparatory sketches, 3D imagery and renderings. There are also emblematic projects by design stars like Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, Jasper Morrison, Konstantin Grcic, accompanying Mathieu Lehanneur and Benjamin Graindorge. The rigorous and colourful exhibition scenography is by François Bauchet.


‘Dessiner le design’
Les Arts Décoratifs
22 October 2009 to 10 January 2010

107 rue de Rivoli
75001 Paris