Design Parade Hyères, 18e Festival International de Design

from 27 to 30 June 2024

La 18e édition du festival Design Parade Hyères se tiendra du vendredi 28 juin au samedi 29 juin 2024.

Jean-Pierre Blanc is both the founder and the director of the festival which is presided over by Pascale Mussard.

Created in 2006, with Andrée Putman as a godmother, the Design Parade Hyères festival aims to share with the public and the professionals the contemporary creation in the field of design. The climax of the festival, the competition presents ten young designers every year, offering them unique visibility and support. The festival is also a moment of sharing, encounters and discoveries. Ten years after its big brother, launched in 2016 with Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec as godfathers, 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 pluriannual agreement with the Métropole Toulon Provence Méditerranée to show the national collections of design in Toulon and is joined in 2023 by the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, the Centre national des arts plastiques and the Mobilier national…

Henceforth, each summer, the villa Noailles organises Design Parade in two events: the first in Toulon for interior design, and the second in 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 Métropole and Var region.

The jury
The finalists



Fabien Cappello (born in Paris, France 1984) runs a furniture and product design studio based in Guadalajara, Mexico.
The studio focuses on delivering appropriate and sensible material solutions to shape limited and unlimited edition products as well as public and private environments.
He is represented by Ago Projects (Mexico City) and his clients includes Material Art Fair (Mexico City), Coachella Music and Arts Festival (California), and Hem (Stockholm).
He is also the founder of a daily utility goods brand named OBJETOS DE HOJALATA PARA EL HOGAR. Watering cans, buckets, flower vases and other home goods are made of rolled galvanised steel in a traditional workshop based in the center of Guadalajara. The collection is sold worldwide in a large selection of retails that includes : Jasper Morrison Shop (London)
PanAfter (Sydney) and AtaW (Japon).
In his studio, Fabien uses design to make his visions and strategies tangible: “My work is trying to propose a non-aspirational aesthetic, that relates to a new order of values” Cappello states “It means using elements of vernacular culture, materials or techniques that are overlooked or little considered, but that are relevant solutions. It’s never about mimicking but about trying to make durable and culturally significant objects that fit places and people”.
Through his active design work but also through his published investigations about Mexican material culture such as “Sillas Callejeras” and “Objetos de Resistencia”, his design studio has become an influential reference for international contemporary design. His work is part of major international Museum’s permanent collections such as the SFMOMA in San Francisco California, The Denver Museum of Contemporary Art in Colorado and the National Centre for the Arts (CNAP) in Paris, France.


The Grand Prix du Jury Design Parade Hyères consists of:

  • A one-year research residency at Sèvres – Manufacture et Musée

  • 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.

  • The participation at the competition as jury member and a personal
    exhibition at the villa Noailles during Design Parade 19, in summer 2025.


As the leading maker of outdoor furniture, Tectona supports the Design Parade Hyères festival with the creation of the Tectona Design Parade Prize in 2023. Within the framework of this partnership, ten designer candidates will be invited to imagine an outdoor table on the theme “Summer meal”. The only technical constraint: use metal or a natural rot-proof material. Each candidate will produce a 1:3 scale model in a simple material (wood,
cardboard, paper), with financial support from Tectona.

The ten models will be exhibited at the Villa Noailles from 23 June to 3 September 2023. The jury, guided by the technical advice of Jean-Yves Grandfils, head of the Tectona workshop and Meilleur Ouvrier de France, will choose the winner
who will receive 5,000 euros.

The Tectona Design Parade Award is a new page in the history of Tectona’s
involvement in French cultural creation and offers garden furniture design
the recognition it so richly deserves.


Carmignac Foundation, established on the island of Porquerolles since 2018 through the Villa Carmignac dedicated to contemporary art, strengthen its links with the villa Noailles by creating the Fondation Carmignac endowment. One of the winners of the object design (Hyères) or interior architecture competition (Toulon), chosen in agreement with the
Carmignac Foundation and the members of the juries, will be invited during a residency to create an object in line with the philosophy of the place.


MATTER and SHAPE is a new design salon in the heart of Paris, the first of its kind, unveiled during Paris Fashion Week in the Jardin des Tuileries in the spring of 2024.

MATTER and SHAPE is a business-focused design salon, and invites exhibitors, great and small, to present exceptional projects and products in an elevated setting, celebrating the culture of global design today.

→ Programme du Festival
→ Design Parade Hyères, OFF
→ Accréditation

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