From Feb 15 to Jun 23

Guillaume Bloget, Être là

Ourou, 2022, Shelves, Cherrywood, 241 × 34 × 287 cm
Project carried out with craftsman Antoine Rivière and Association Rhizome (Ouroux-en-Morvan) during a residency in June 2022, Photo credits: Guillaume Bloget

par Magali TheoleyreDates
From Feb 15 to Jun 23

Launched last September by the Cité du design, the Présent >< Futur cycle presents a panorama of a new generation of designers through a series of monographic exhibitions and a collection of publications. After the colourful, digital world of Laureline Galliot, the spotlight now falls on the work of designer Guillaume Bloget.
Être là is his first solo exhibition, which runs from 15 February to 23 June 2024 in Saint-Étienne. You will discover a sensitive, subtle, muted experiential world.
The pared-down scenography, constructed around a central feature, effectively conveys his quest for the essential and questions the relationship between object and space.

Designed to be a snapshot of Guillaume Bloget's work, this exhibition features about forty projects, publications, mock-ups and prototypes, brought together in one place to highlight his cross-cutting practice of design. Guillaume Bloget's vision is a holistic, optimistic one in which humans and objects live in harmony in a sensitive proximity to the world. His scenography forms a "suggested space" inspired by American artist Robert Irwin's installation Who’s Afraid of Red, Yellow and Blue (1966-1970). It consists of a luminous floor and ceiling of the same size. The central installation designed by Guillaume Bloget can be seen as a single whole or in its details, when the visitor comes in closer and walks around its edges. As the viewer's angle of view changes, the objects are superposed and connections between them appear. For this exhibition, the designer was invited to embark on a creative adventure with the Verrerie de Saint-Just glassworks in Loire, France, to highlight the exceptional know-how of this company famous for its coloured hand-blown sheet glass.

I wanted to design objects as a continuation of architecture, as if there were no separation between them and to find a harmonious balance in the object/space relationship.

Guillaume Bloget

Guillaume Bloget, a designer searching for the true expression of the object

Guillaume Bloget is an independent designer based in Paris. He graduated from ENSCI-Les Ateliers with distinction in 2016. After working for designer Marc Berthier and architect Dominique Perrault, he set up his own industrial design studio in 2018. His work seeks to establish economical relations between material, technique and usage. He tries to find fluidity in the convergence of gestures to achieve a final form. He has developed this approach in collaborations with different firms in the industrial and craft sectors, including Hermès, Ligne-Roset, Nemo Lighting, Maison Richard, Oros. Since 2016, he has been exploring the history and manufacturing of everyday objects with Les Typologie, collective he co-founded. In 2019, its research work was the subject of an exhibition at the Vitra Design Museum: Typologie: An Ongoing Study of Everyday Items.


2010: Second prize in the Cinna Révélateur de talents competition, for the Simplex lamp
2016: Graduated from ENSCI-Les Ateliers with distinction, with a bioclimatic mountain refuge project
2017: Launch of Typologie with The Petanque Boule show at the Jasper Morrison Shop during the London Design Festival
2019: Finalist in the City of Paris Grands Prix de la Création.
2020: Rhizome Association residency in the Morvan Regional Nature Park.
2020: Three-month residency at the Workspace at CERCCO, the Experimentation and Research Centre for Contemporary Ceramics at HEAD (Geneva University of Art and Design).
2023: Art director for the Nemo Lighting general catalogue and development of the Type range.


par Magali TheoleyreDates
From Feb 15 to Jun 23

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