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Oui Design! Résonance: Demonstrations and Reception


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Ateliers Jouffre
42-25 12th Street
Long Island City, NY 11101

Friday, May 17, 2024, 4:00pm - 11:30pm


From live craft demonstrations to an inspiring exhibition, complemented by a cocktail reception and DJ party, immerse yourself in the dialogue between tradition, innovation, and sustainability in design and savoir-faire. 

Villa Albertine and Mobilier national, in association with Par Excellence, present the captivating event Oui Design! Résonance, hosted by Ateliers Jouffre during NYCXDESIGN Week. This unique afternoon promises to be an immersive experience, featuring live craft demonstrations from 4:00pm to 7:00pm by esteemed designers and artisans, including Villa Albertine Oui Design! Immersion grantees Maxime Bellaunay, Jean-Brieuc Chevalier, Maud Ruby, Lucie Touré, and the duo Line & Raphaël, as well as Villa Albertine 2024 Craft & Design resident Joseph Arzoumanov-Dhedin and Par Excellence artisans. 

Step into the world of L’écho,” an exhibition where echoes of design’s past resonate alongside present innovations. Witness natural materials transformed into stunning furniture and decor, challenging today’s material standards through neo-traditional craftsmanship.

Featuring new works and collaborations from Jouffre, Studio Giancarlo Valle, RRP, Atelier Lebuisson, and more, their creations will be showcased alongside historic pieces from Maison Royère and an exclusive collection of vintage, collectible upholstered designs. This exhibition invites you to listen closely to the reverberating dialogue between the materials and rhythms of nature and the artisanal touch, through time and space.

Immerse yourself in bespoke scenographies and speak with gifted craftspeople while celebrating “résonance” and imagination. Starting at 7:00pm, a cocktail reception awaits, followed by an unforgettable DJ party – a special moment to celebrate our mutual passion for design and craftsmanship.

Discover the Oui Design! Immersion grantees:

Maxime Bellaunay

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Jean-Brieuc Chevalier

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Maud Ruby

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Lucie Touré

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Line & Raphaël

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Discover Villa Albertine 2024 Craft & Design resident:

Joseph Arzoumanov-Dhedin

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In partnership with

Mobilier national

Mobilier National’s mission is to ensure the conservation and restoration of its collections resulting of purchases and orders. Back in the time they used to be designed for royal and imperial residences, and today for the official palaces of the French Republic. These collections are made up of more than 130,000 furniture and textile objects.

The Mobilier national has seven restoration workshops – tapestry, carpets, upholstery and decorative tapestry, seat carpentry, cabinetmaking and bronzeware.

The national factories of Gobelins, Beauvais and La Savonnerie, as well as the lace workshops of Alençon and Le Puy-en-Velay are attached to the administration of the Mobilier national.

The institution has also a research and creation workshop – the ARC – to promote creation and contemporary design in official buildings. 600 prototypes from a hundred designers have been produced in over 50 years.

The services of the Mobilier national and the national manufactures embody the prestige of French tradition, the excellence of exceptional know-how and the vitality of artistic creation and contemporary design.

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Par Excellence

Par Excellence represents the most talented French craftsmen dedicated to interior design. International designers and architects can work with their talents for their most ambitious projects, creating very unique spaces, and besboke furniture.

Par Excellence’s greatest strength is the complementarity of our artisans’ expertise. This cohesion is fully highlighted in their new place designed by Thomas Pheasant in Manhattan, showcasing their exclusive creations.

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From Paris, Rabat to New York, Jouffre perpetuates the fine tradition of the upholsterer’s profession, blending know-how and French luxury.

Above all, Jouffre stands for extensive ancestral savoir-faire and virtuoso technical prowess, devoted to creativity – extremely exacting standards of meticulous perfectionism that have developed constantly since the adventure began, thirty years ago. It is this excellence which crystallized in 2006 with the award of the prestigious Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant (Living Heritage Company) label for a five-year term. The honor was renewed in 2012, symbolizing a quest for perpetual perfection.

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