The Martell Corporate Foundation reopens on June 25 with an exhibition and workshops

The Martell Corporate Foundation reopens on June 25 with the Places to Be exhibition and its design & craft programming. Read the news here. Via Martell press release.

From 25 June until 2 January 2022, art lovers will be able to visit the Martell Foundation to enjoy an original and immersive exhibition: Places to be.

Places to be, an original and immersive exhibition

The exhibition will take place on the ground floor of the Foundation, in conjunction with the inauguration of the Ateliers du faire on the first floor. The latter hosts cross-production residencies between artists and craftspeople. At the heart of this new space, Guillaume Bardet’s The Last Supper, the Foundation’s second long-term furniture commission, is unveiled.

Places to be brings together 14 international designers around a common project: to recreate together a unique living space, composed of living rooms designed by each of them.

  • Wendy Andreu,
  • Clément Brazille,
  • matali crasset,
  • Jenny Feal,
  • Porky Hefer,
  • Anima Ona,
  • Ornaghi & Prestinari,
  • Jerszy Seymour,
  • Céline Thibault & Géraud Pellottiero,
  • Yuan Yuan.

Places to be values design as a discipline, at the crossroads of art and industry, designed to conceive and manufacture utilitarian objects, spaces or images.

For this exhibition, the Foundation called upon designers of seven nationalities who have never before exhibited or worked together. Most of the works on display are unpublished.


The Ateleries du Faire

In addition, this summer, the Foundation is inaugurating the Ateliers du faire. Workshops devoted to the experimentation of different skills (glass, ceramics, wood, paper and textiles). Local and international craftsmen are in touch with creators (artists, designers…) for cross residencies. The Foundation presents La cène (The Last Supper), a bronze furniture set designed by Guillaume Bardet. Some of the Places to be designers produce their projects on site.

Finally, in order to reassure visitors and welcome them in complete safety, the Foundation is implementing a series of measures to ensure an optimal and safe visit in their spaces. The exhibition was conceived from the outset as a pathway that lends itself to an autonomous and restricted visit format and with a limited gauge.

*No more than 20 people at a time in the exhibition.

*Visitors are required to wear personal masks.

*Hand sanitizer gel available at the entrance of the Foundation.

*Self-serve visit documents, not hand-delivered.

*Linear tour: the exit is at the opposite side of the entrance.

*The doors will remain open so nobody will have to push them.

The Fondation d’entreprise Martell is a place of creation, experimentation and exhibition based in Cognac.

Don’t drink and drive. Enjoy responsibly.


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