Design Parade Toulon - 5th international festival of interior design

  1. 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.

The jury
The finalists


Grand Prix Design Parade Toulon Van Cleef & Arpels

Throughout its history, Van Cleef & Arpels has consistently expressed its attachment to the values of creation, sharing and transmission. This unceasing commitment is expressed in particular through the support given to the creative talents of today and tomorrow. For the 5th consecutive year, the Maison is pleased to present the Grand Prix Design Parade Toulon Van Cleef & Arpels, awarded to one of the projects exhibited at the interior design festival.

The grand Prix Design Parade Toulon Van Cleef & Arpels consists of:
- a grant of 5000 euros offered by Van Cleef & Arpels
- an exhibition of its project during the AD intérieurs show in September 2021
- a personal exhibition in Toulon, during Design Parade 6, in summer 2021
- the possibility to collaborate with the Nouveau Musée National de Monaco in the adaptations or the achievement of the project presented
- American Vintage teams up with the Design Parade festival for the second year in a row. The brand will give the winner of the interior design category a grant and the opportunity to express his or her skills by taking over the window displays of a selection of American Vintage shops.

Prix Mobilier National

For the 5th edition of Design Parade Toulon, the Mobilier National joins the villa Noailles for the Prix Mobilier National. This prize offers to the winner the opportunity to develop a creative project with the ARC (Atelier de Recherche et de Création) of the institution. The prototype created with the Mobilier National will be exhibited the following year with an exhibition imagined by the winner.

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.

Public Prize

Summer hours (July to August inclusive)
Every day from 2:00 to 7:00.
Friday from 3 to 9 pm
Closed on Tuesdays and holidays (Sunday 14 July and Thursday 15 August).

Guided tours
every day except Tuesday - 2.30 pm, 4.30 pm, and 6 pm.
Fridays - 3:30, 5 and 7 p.m.

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