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Le 09/09/2020

Launch of Lille Metropole 2020 World design capital exhibitions

From September 9 on, a wide variety of exhibitions, highlights, POC Houses, workshops, conferences and the Design Week are open to the public in Lille Metropole’s most emblematic spots

Starting from September 9, a wide variety of exhibitions, highlights, POC Houses - proofs of concept -, workshops and conferences as well as the Design Week in mid-October are to be discovered by visitors throughout the city to build and imagine together the solutions that will allow us to live better tomorrow.

In Gare Saint-Sauveur, an exhibition called “manufacture - a labour of love”, created by world-renowned trend forecaster Lidewij Edelkoort, explores the way a new generation of designers is experimenting with materials and manufacturing processes. This old train station will also welcome the work of many photographs, architects and designers around a philosophical questioning to propose new ideas for tomorrow's world.

The Tripostal will shelter different exhibitions linking design with famous artists, fiction, colors and even data.

Lille Metropole is also building on its historical heritage to offer remarkable design experiences and exhibitions.

The Palais des Beaux-Arts in Lille is providing visitors with a sensorial approach to the museum’s artworks, with a new Open Museum dedicated to the dialogue between music and collections.

The Villa Cavrois, one of the most iconic and beautiful place within Lille Metropole’s area, will display a careful selection of objects, judiciously presented and, in some cases, created especially for the event, as part of a close dialogue between the exceptional architecture of the villa and the world of the designer duo Fien Muller and Hannes Van Severen.

A special exhibition will be organized in Louvre-Lens museum. It will explore connections between a selection of objects from the Louvre, specifically the museum’s Oriental, Egyptian, Greek and Roman collections, with a selection of objects from the field of design, a practice that emerged during the first industrial revolution (late 18th-19th centuries).

L’Hospice Comtesse will shelter the works of Chinese designers developed around 开悟, the art of enlightenment in traditional Buddhism. This form of art has deeply influenced the aesthetic codes of Chinese objects and furniture, and the exhibition will explore it is perpetuated and transformed in modern times Chinese design culture.

Many other exhibitions and event will occur during the next few months. Feel free to consult the program here and come to Lille Metropole to visit those exhibitions.