At Design Parade 2019, a Contemporary Homage to the Ancient Roman Triclinium
For the fourth year in a row, the French design festival Design Parade — which took place at the end of June, and is open to the public until September 29 — was divided into two distinct parts: a design competition and exhibition taking place at the Villa Noailles in Hyères, and an interior design competition and installation in the neighboring town of Toulon. Tomorrow we’ll be posting a full roundup of the projects that were on view across both halves of the show, but today we’re focusing on one of our favorites, an entry in the Toulon competition designed by the Brussels duo Sandro Della Noce and Caroline Wolewinski. Called Triclinium, after the ancient Roman dining rooms where rich men reclined as they ate and drank, the room wasn’t actually the winner of the competition — that honor went to Céline Thibault and Géraud Pellottiero for their bathroom made entirely of Marseilles soap — but we found it particularly enchanting anyway, with its green gridded daybeds and its tray of ceramic feet. We also like how it wasn’t made by practicing interior designers; Dello Noce is an artist and scenographer while Wolewinski is a graphic designer. Check out the project below, then come back tomorrow to see all 20-something of the others.
PHOTOS BY JPPM/LUC BERTRAND