Design Parade, Hyères

Jun 2018
Sep 2022
Installation d'Alexandre Willaume, finaliste de l'édition 2018 de Design Parade © Alexandre Willaume
Installation d'Anaïs Borie, finaliste de l'édition 2018 de Design Parade © Anaïs Borie
Installation de Marie Cornil, finaliste de l'édition 2018 de Design Parade © Marie Cornil
Villa Noailles, exposition Max Lamb à la piscine, 2016 © Lothaire Hucki / villa Noailles
Villa Noailles, exposition des pièces de verre (CIRVA) de Samy Rio, 2016 © Lothaire Hucki / villa Noailles
Design Parade is an international design festival founded in 2006 by the team at the Villa Noailles, a national art centre located in Hyères in the south of France. Every summer, a host of professionals and amateurs comes to Hyères to discover the work of emerging designers and more established figures. The Fondation d'entreprise Hermès follows the design sector closely and has supported this event since 2008.

Charles and Marie-Laure de Noailles, the art patrons who commissioned architect Robert Mallet-Stevens to design the modernist Villa Noailles above Hyères, would be no doubt revel in the success of Design Parade. Modelled on the International Fashion, Accessories and Photography Festival that has been running annually in October at the Villa since 1986, Design Parade, held over the summer, has become an essential springboard for emerging young talents in the sector. At the heart of the event is an annual exhibition showcasing the work of the ten young designers competing for the festival’s various prizes. The programme’s numerous other exhibitions include one dedicated to the previous year’s Grand Prix winner, who returns to the Villa to show the works created as a result of the award. There are also retrospective exhibitions, including one devoted to the year’s jury president, while others spotlight the work of local craftspeople. Design Parade offers long-term accompaniment for designers and promotes transmission between different generations of creators. During the professional days at the start of the festival, events include talks and presentations by invited designers.

Since 2016, the Villa Noailles team has expanded the event to include interior architecture and interior design, addressing the decorative arts in all their diversity. This second part of the festival takes place over the same period in several locations in neighbouring Toulon.

Disciplines
Visual arts
Design
Lieu
Villa Noailles
Hyères
France
Design Parade has become an essential springboard for emerging young talents in the design sector.
Several exhibitions take place in parallel, including one showcasing the work of the ten young designers competing for the festival’s prizes, and another dedicated to local craftspeople.
Design Parade offers long-term accompaniment for designers and promotes transmission between different generations of creators.

Information

  • Practical information

    Professional days from 24/06/2022 to 26/06/2022
    Exhibitions open until 4/09/2022

    Design Parade Hyères, 16th international design festival, villa Noailles, Hyères
    Design Parade Toulon, 6th international festival of interior design, Toulon 

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