Design Parade Hyères - 15th international festival of design
Jean-Pierre Blanc is both the founder and the director of the festival which is presided over by Pascale Mussard.
Created in 2006, the Design Parade Hyères festival aims to share with the public and the professionals the contemporary creation in the field of design. As major point, the competition presents ten young designers every year offering them a unique visibility and support. The festival is also a moment of sharing, encounters and discoveries.
Ten year after its older festival, launched in 2016, Design Parade Toulon follows the same goals. Devoted to interior design, it is the first competition and festival of its kind in France. In 2019, the Centre Pompidou signs a plurianual agreement with the métropole Toulon Provence Méditerranée to show the national collections of design in Toulon.
Henceforth, each summer, the villa Noailles organises Design Parade in two events: the first in Toulon, for interior design, and the second at Hyères, for design. Design Parade will allow, over an extended weekend, for the fullest view of the decorative arts in contemporary design. The festival is also an opportunity to discover the heritage of these two neighbouring towns, which both offer an expression of the architectural and decorative wealth of the Var region.
2020 is a remarkable year for many reasons :
- in Hyères, we celebrate the 15th edition of the festival with the designer Constance Guisset who is on the first laureate of the competition,
and also the 10 years of the permanent exhibition dedicated to Charles and Marie-Laure de Noailles, which for its anniversary, features major artworks from these patrons of the arts collection
- in Toulon, we celebrate the 5 years of the festival with the two architects from Studio KO, Karl Fournier and Olivier Marty,
and we are happy to present the design collections of the Centre Pompidou for the second time, the exhibition Futurissimo is curated by Marie-Ange Brayer and scenographied by Jean-Baptiste Frastrez (Design Parade Hyères laureate in 2011).
Several prizes are awarded to the competing designers thanks to grants provided by the festival’s partners who commit, together with the festival, to provide long term support : the Manufacture de Sèvres, CIRVA ain Marseille and Sammode for Hyères, Van Cleef & Arpels, CHANEL and Mobilier national for Toulon
Practical assistance is provided right from the selection stage as well as during a period of two years in various different domains: financing, production, craft, materials, production, legal, media, exhibitions, workshops and residencies.
Several prizes are awarded to the candidates competing in both competitions thanks to the endowments of the festival’s partners who join forces with it to support them over the long term: the Sèvres factory, CIRVA in Marseille and Sammode for Hyères, Van Cleef & Arpels, CHANEL and Mobilier national for Toulon.
Practical assistance is provided from the selection of the finalists, then over a period of two years, covering many areas: financing, production, craftsmanship, materials, publishing, legal, exhibition, workshop and residence.
Grand Prix du Jury Design Parade Hyères
The Grand Prix du Jury Design Parade Hyères consists of :
- a one-year research residency at Sèvres – Cité de la Céramique.
- a one-year research and production residency at the Cirva (International Glass and Visual Arts Research Centre) in Marseille, to create a vase. This vase will be produced in triplicate: one for the Cirva collection, one for the permanent collection at the villa Noailles and one for the designer.
- a personal exhibition at the villa Noailles during Design Parade 16, in summer 2021
- a workshop offered by Vitra at Domaine Boisbuchet
The SAMMODE award consists of a research and creative grant around lighting of 5.000 euros, as well as a technical support from Sammode. The project will be presented during the 16th edition of Design Parade Hyères in 2021.
Eyes on Talents x Frame Special Mention
To be acknowledged for their outstanding and innovative design projects, the recipients of the Eyes on Talents x Frame Special Mention accolade will have their work shared with member brands from Eyes on Talents’ platform and community and represented in Frame magazine.