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Oui Design

A brand new program to enhance French-American exchange in the field of design

Launched in 2016, Oui Design is a multifaceted program developed by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy to foster creative exchange in design between France and the U.S. By partnering with individuals and institutions, Oui Design supports and initiates creative collaborations with designers, artisans, curators, inventors, researchers, teachers, students, and manufacturers. It also brings French designers to the U.S. to exhibit their works, and engage with industry professionals and the public.

Oui Design brings the work of 19 international designers, 4 curators and 9 manufacturers and institutions to New York in Mayduring NYCxDesign, and will present a series of projects at at WantedDesign Brooklyn/Manhattan, at the Copper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum exploring the intersection of design and savoir-faire, new production processes and the impact of design on our daily lives. At the Museum of Arts and design (MAD), Designers screenings is two-part program of films, a vibrant celebration of film and video, as harnessed by designers.

Oui Design is a two-year long program (2016-2017) and it will continue to develop new projects in collaboration with American institutions, galleries and fairs.


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With Antoine+Manuel, Sebastian Bergne, Centre International d'Art Verrier (CIAV), Centre International de Recherche sur le Verre et les Arts plastiques (CIRVA), matali crasset, Noé Duchaufour Lawrance, Ecole Nationales Supérieure de Création Industrielle-Les Ateliers (ENSCI-Les Ateliers) Paris, El Ultimo Grito, Benjamin Graindorge, Odile Hainaut et Claire Pijoulat, Steven Haulenbeek, Marguerite Humeau, Onkar Kular, Ligne Roset, Valérie MaltaverneAlexandra Midal, Jasper Morrison, Michael Mouyal, Neal Feay Company, Sylvain Rieu-Piquet, Brynjar Sigurðarson, Matt Sindall, Michael Sean Stolworthy, Juli Susin, TABISSO, Jonah Takagi, Marc Thorpe, Noam Toran, Ionna Vautrin, Vent des Forêts, Pascal Yonet


Supported by Institut français-Paris, the French Ministry of Culture and Communication, FACE Foundation, and the Florence Gould Foundation.

Oui Design logo by Antoine+Manuel




Dorothée Charles
Program Officer, Visual Arts, Architecture, Design (French Embassy)



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FACE Foundation

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