As part of “Métiers d’art en scène” The Ministry of Culture and Communication presents: “Bernardaud: création et savoir-faire”

As part of «Métiers d'art en scène», the Ministry of Culture and Communication presents the creations of the Maison Bernardaud, from February 14 to 26, 2011.

Porcelain, a rare, demanding, seductive, paradoxical material, tames eras, reinvents styles and plays with conventions. A daily art of living, porcelain claims to be inventive, luminous and necessary. Since 1863, Bernardaud has been perpetuating the know-how of porcelain in Limoges, which has long been called white gold.

Bernardaud’s creations are part of history and require, yesterday as today, a meticulous work and many manipulations. The hand, present at all stages, is indispensable in the elaboration of each piece. A symbol of tradition and luxury, Bernardaud embodies one of the most innovative forms of French know-how. Whether classic or contemporary, the Bernardaud collections elegantly renew the art of living.

For several years now, the Bernardaud porcelain factory has been using designers, artists and designers to exploit the qualities of porcelain.

For a long time creativity was expressed mainly in the decors of the table services, but the designer Raymond Loewy, in 1967, created with Bernardaud a contemporary table service, a real revolution since for the first time, an object sees porcelain differently, starting from a fundamental question: what design for what purpose? Since then, Bernardaud has been pursuing this all-out reflection on form and decor with many designers, artists and designers, Sylvain Dubuisson, Magdalena Gerber, Agnès Thurnauer, the Campana brothers, Taher Chemirik, Olivier Gagnère, Andrea Branzi, Marco Mencaccichacun, With the help of the great know-how of the craftsmen of the manufacture, brought their piece to the building by pushing back preconceived ideas on this material a little too confined in the arts of the table.

To go even further, Michel Bernardaud, 5th generation of the name, created the Bernardaud corporate foundation in 2002. To show, through its exhibitions and the innovative projects it carries out, that ceramics, and porcelain in particular, has become an increasingly used medium by contemporary international artists

This exhibition dedicated to research and contemporary creation within the Bernardaud manufacture, presents a whole series of pieces that are the result of a collaboration between contemporary artists, designers and artisans of excellence from the Bernardaud manufacture.

«Crafts on stage» - «Bernardaud: creation and know-how»

Until 26 February 2011

Peristyle and Valois Gallery windows

Ministry of Culture and Communication

Metro line 1 Palais Royal – Louvre Museum

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