49 | La Liseuse

49 | La Liseuse


FROM 1 December TO 19 January 2008
OPENING 1 December 2007

Pictures from this exhibition

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Prix Monica Danet / Monica Danet Awards • Créé à l’initiative de / Created by : Jean-Baptiste Danet • Direction artistique / Artistic direction : Martin Szekely • Designers participants / Designers taking part : Big-game David Dubois Adrien Rovero • Prix Monica Danet « La Liseuse »

Monica Danet was the art director of Christofle for almost ten years. «Monica was cultivated and a fine observer, remembers Jean-Baptiste Danet. Fascinated by the beauty and purity of objects that have a meaning, not necessarily useful. It was in contact with designers that she lived life to the full». « She appreciated objects and their authors» adds the designer Martin Szekely, who worked with her at the beginning of the 2000 years. Monica left us at the age of 44, after a long illness.

Created this year on Jean-Baptiste Danet’s initiative « the Monica Danet prize » wishes to pay tribute to Monica’s passion and determination. « I wish that this prize recalls rightly and with full of hope what this world can bring », underlines Jean-Baptiste Danet. « The Monica Danet prize » aims to encourage three young designers, offering them a financial support to create, develop and produce an original piece. Monica was passionated by books. The reason of the chosen theme : a reading light. For this first edition of « the Monica Danet Prize », three young designers were awarded,...