Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity

November 25 2011 - March 26 2012
Sixth Floor

Borrowing its title from the French national motto, Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity provides a vibrant picture of design in France from the 1940s to today. It investigates how objects embody the ideas that have defined French public life for more than two centuries. Featured are furniture, industrial design, and craft by some of the most celebrated French designers of the present and recent past, including Roger Tallon, Pierre Paulin, Philippe Starck, and the Bouroullec Brothers.

The book and exhibition are a collaboration between The Wolfsonian’s Marianne Lamonaca, and France-based design professionals matali crasset, M/M (Paris) (Michael Amzalag and Mathias Augustyniak), and Alexandra Midal. Together they have shaped a unique presentation of French design objects from the collection of the Centre national des arts plastiques in Paris.

Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity is organized by The Wolfsonian–Florida International University, Miami Beach, Florida, from the Centre national des arts plastiques, France.

The exhibition is sponsored by the Centre national des arts plastiques, France; Institut Français; and Van Cleef & Arpels. Additional support received from Crédit Agricole Private Banking Miami; Services Culturels de l’Ambassade de France/Maison Française; Funding Arts Network; United Airlines, the Official Airline of The Wolfsonian–FIU; Wolfsonian Visionaries; Northern Trust; Furthermore: a program of the J.M. Kaplan Fund; and the South Beach Group Hotels.

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