On curator Cédric Morisset’s initiative, the Centre Culturel Français will present the “Nouvelle vague (New wave), the new French domestic landscape” exhibition with A+A Cooren, Ionna Vautrin, Pierre Favresse (above “Perch collection”), Studio Nocc and Pool from 12th to 17th April at the Milan Design Furniture Fair ‘off’.



“Entitled Petite Friture, Moustache, Superette, Specimen and Goodbye Edison. Punchy and easy to remember names chosen to stand out by the plethora of new French furniture and objects editors. Difficult to believe in such a sluggish, but this is reality: France has never known such an entrepreneurial frenzy in the design world. In barely 3 years, the French design market has seen more editors emerge, but also design galleries (YMER & MALTA, Next Level Galerie, Fat Galerie, Galerie BSL, Galerie Gosserez, etc…) than over the last ten years.

“Oeil de sorcière” (Witch’s Eye) mirror , Ionna Vautrin

In very little time, their pioneering work, production, and commercialisation of new object and furniture collections has permitted a new generation of designers to stand out and become visible. Their work has also given this new wave confidence. Now uninhibited, polyglot and entrepreneurial, they take risks, auto-produce and are opening out to the world. From amongst these numerous new faces, five obviously outstanding will be presented at this exhibition: A+A Cooren, Ionna Vautrin, Pierre Favresse, Studio Nocc et Pool.” Cédric Morisset


“Souviens toi que tu vas mourir” (Remember that you will die) chair, Pool


Solo or as a duo, for the first time each of them is presenting completely new creations (free edition prototypes, small production and new editions) during the Milan Furniture Fair. Radically different from each other but united in a spirit of complicity and solidarity, these designers are outlining the new contours of the French domestic landscape, whilst their creations form a manifesto for the freedom of expression and to take initiative.


“Tori-i” stool, A+A Cooren


“NEW WAVE, the new French domestic landscape ”

Curator: Cédric Morisset

From 12th to 17th April 2011

from 10am to 7pm

Preview Thursday 14th April 2011

from 8pm


Centre Culturel Français

Palazzo delle Stelline

corso Magenta 63

20123 Milano

Tel: 02 485 91 91