→ Chambre tapissée pour cigale en hiver
In heraldic art there is no coat of arms to represent the Mediterranean.
Drawing inspiration from this medieval tradition, I have decided to propose different versions to bring together under one emblem the heterogeneous coastline that stretches from Nice to Perpignan.
Influenced by the resources of this vast territory, I have chosen its symbolic colours. To this I added a major figure: the cicada, whose song unites Provence and Occitanie. But the cicada is more than just a musician.
Did you know that it spends most of its life as a larva, warm in its underground burrow?
It is in tribute to it that I have chosen to deploy the forms and colours of my coat of arms to an architectural scale using local and noble materials. Just like its underground cocoon and the medieval rooms filled with tapestries, I design a room that is entirely flexible, made of drapes and hangings. A comfortable setting to overwinter.
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 7th 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.
- the opportunity to collaborate with Delisle and create an exceptional piece worth €10,000.
- the development of a Codimat creative project in the world of decorative flooring that will be included in the Maison’s collections.
- a support in image consulting and press relations by Perrier Giroire Communication agency during one year to the winner of the 7th Design Parade Toulon.
- a two-week residency in Atelier Mériguet Parisian workshops on the theme: Colors of the past / Colors of the future.
- the creation of a piece to the value of 10.000 euros with the workshop François Pouenat.
- A research residency and the development and creation of a prototype in the workshop Relax Factory.
- the participation at the competition as jury member and a personal exhibition in Toulon, during Design Parade 8, in summer 2024.
Anaïs Hervé et Arthur Ristor
As partner of the International Festival of Interior Design Design Parade Toulon since 2016, the House of CHANEL is renewing its support to the festival for its 7th edition by awarding the Visual Merchandising Prize.
Established in 2019, this prize reflects CHANEL’s ongoing and unrelenting commitment to creation.
The ten finalists of the 7th edition of the interior design competition will make a model of a window display project linked to the theme of the Mediterranean, presenting an object, a decorative motif or an item of furniture inspired by a silhouette from the CHANEL Fashion collections.
These models will be exhibited in the former Bishop’s Palace in Toulon until Autumn 2023. The House of CHANEL will award a grant of 20,000 euros to the winner of the Visual Merchandising Prize to complete a creative project in collaboration with one or several Maisons d’art, to be exhibited at next year’s festival, in 2024.
Marisol Santana et Emily Chakhtakhtinsky
→ Lou cabanoun
Nestled at the back of the garden, beyond the wild weeds and prickly pear trees, Lou Cabanoun brings together bees and humans in a refuge space. This room questions the way in which the Mediterranean territory is livable when faced with the current climatic challenge. Formally inspired by the Provençal bee walls, Lou Cabanoun pays tribute to the Provençal black bee by borrowing elements from the beekeeping world.
This sanctuary, through its materiality, is an interpretation of the dry-stone huts, these Provencal vernacular constructions. Within this refuge, the ele-ments of the Mediterranean ecosystem are enhanced and sanctified. Using the universal codes of protec-tion, this space conveys a sense of care and attention to the cycles of life. Lou Cabanoun is a total ecosys-tem. It draws its essence from the demonstration and promotion of a set of ancestral techniques and skills of excellence.
For the 7th edition of Design Parade Toulon, the Mobilier national joins the villa Noailles for the Prix Mobilier national.
This prize offers to one of the 10 finalists the opportunity to develop a creative project within 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 finalist, with the help and the support of the Mobilier national which mobilizes for this purpose its unique collections in the world and the know-how of its workshops and factories.
Mathieu Tran Nguyen
Basketry, the art of weaving plant fibres, is an immemorial tradition.
These countless objects, used by a large peasant population to store, carry, clean, cook, sit, and sleep, are part of human intimacy.
L’Oseraie pays tribute to this art of the ordinary, typical of a dreamy Provence. You will find the Botte cut wicker seats, an Écailles wicker wall marquetry, the Canisse rug, or the Barigoule woven wicker lamps.
L’Oseraie is an encounter between the Mediterranean spirit and the Japanese spirit. The search for a refinement nourished by the simplicity of materials that evokes the passage of time, the patina, the renunciation of the radiance of a fresh beauty.
Seeing a basket maker weave the plant is sometimes like feeling that art rhymes with skill in composing and assembling. We then witness a demonstration of the craftsperson enjoying producing with his hands utilitarian objects that are a continuation of everyday gestures.
Théophile Chatelais et Hadrien Krief
→ Les heures chaudes
In the warm hours, the sun is high in the sky and the sea is silent. The air seems thicker, the shadows shorter and the time longer; so, we go back home
to protect ourselves.
Adjacent to the courtyard is a rectangular room where an indoor fountain flows. The trickle of water cools the space and its lapping covers the secrets shared in the privacy of the room. For a summer, it becomes the scene of new desires, new ways of living and being together.
How will we live when the temperatures are too high? Perhaps we will have to revive old rituals, invent new ones: sharing a scalding cup of tea to regulate the heat of our bodies, wetting a piece of embroidered fabric and leaving it in front of a half-open window, or lounging on a sandstone floor beside rocks that would have kept the coolness of the night.