Aleja Castellanos et Francois Leite - 1 © Luc Bertrand

The Designers on Our Radar After This Year’s Design Parade in Hyères and Toulon

As we hurtle towards the September make-up version of Salone del Mobile — which will mark the first major in-person design fair since COVID began, advisedly or not — we first wanted to turn our attention to the return of one of our favorite smaller fairs, the annual Design Parade in Hyères and Toulon from Villa Noailles in the south of France. We’ve always been smitten with the competition format for these two festivals, which seems to unearth amazingly talented designers we’ve never heard of. But I’m not quite sure I’ve ever paid attention to what the winner of the competition receives — it’s quite a bounty.

In Hyères this year, a jury led by French designer Constance Guisset selected Cécile Canel and Jacques Averna for the grand prize, which consists of a research scholarship of one year at the ceramics facility Sèvres, a one-year research scholarship at Cirva in Marseilles, a personal exhibition at the next edition of Design Parade, a workshop offered by Vitra at Domaine de Boisbuchet, among others. In Toulon the interiors duo of Edgar Jayet and Victor Fleury won a 5,000 Euro grant from Van Cleef & Arpels, a personal exhibition in Toulon during next summer’s Design Parade 6, in summer 2022, a jury seat in next year’s competition, a grant by American Vintage, and a window display at some of the jewelry brand’s shops around the world. Again, we wonder why no American companies see the value in sponsoring a similar competition here, as opposed to, say, sending their leaders into space, but we will keep working to raise the profile of design — starting with some of our other favorites from the fair, which we’re publishing here today!

Toulon

Boutique Toulon - 16 © Luc Bertrand Boutique Toulon - 10 © Luc BertrandBoutique Toulon
Aleja Castellanos et Francois Leite - 1 © Luc Bertrand Aleja Castellanos et Francois Leite - 3 © Luc Bertrand Aleja Castellanos et Francois Leite - 6 © Luc BertrandAleja Castellanos & Francois Leite
Capucine Guhur - 7 © Luc Bertrand Capucine Guhur - 15 © Luc Bertrand copyCapucine Guhur
Clemence Plumelet et Geoffrey Pascal - 3 © Luc Bertrand Clemence Plumelet et Geoffrey Pascal - 7 © Luc Bertrand copyClemence Plumelet & Geoffrey Pascal
Ecole Camondo Mediterranee - Monique Boutique - 5 © Luc Bertrand copy Ecole Camondo Mediterranee - Monique Boutique - 7 © Luc BertrandEcole Camondo Mediterranee – Monique Boutique
Marc-Antoine Biehler et Amaury Graveleine - 5 © Luc Bertrand Marc-Antoine Biehler et Amaury Graveleine - 15 © Luc Bertrand Marc-Antoine Biehler et Amaury Graveleine - 3 © Luc BertrandMarc-Antoine Biehler & Amaury Graveleine
Turco Staff - 2 © Marc-Antoine SerraTurco Staff
Llewellyn Chupin - 12 © Luc Bertrand copy Llewellyn Chupin - 1 © Luc Bertrand Llewellyn Chupin - 6 © Luc BertrandLlewellyn Chupin
Studio KO - 5 © Marc-Antoine SerraStudio KO

Hyéres

Laurene Guarneri - 1 Emerge paravent ©Laurene GuarneriLaurene Guarneri
Henri Frachon - 2 ©Henri Frachon Henri Frachon - 1 ©Henri FrachonHenri Frachon
Canel Averna - CROIX - 1 © Veronique HuygueCanel Averna
Anna Resei -Colo_02 ©Anna Resei Anna Resei -Trio_01 ©Anna ReseiAnna Resei
Gregory Granados - 4 © Luc Bertrand Gregory Granados - 2 © Luc Bertrand Gregory Granados - 9 © Marc-Antoine SerraGregory Granados
Constance Guisset_Objectif Villa_Piscine_1 © Vincent Leroux Constance Guisset_Objectif Villa_Piscine_6 © Vincent LerouxConstance Guisset_Objectif Villa_Terrasse_1 © Vincent LerouxConstance Guisset
Futurissmo - Design Parade - © Luc Bertrand - 29 Futurissmo - Design Parade - © Luc Bertrand - 38Futurissimo