Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Etienne

March 21 - April 22, 2019

The 11th edition of the Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Étienne, will welcome visitors from March 21-April 22, 2019 (230 000 visitors in 2017). Curated by american trend forecaster Lisa White and entitled Me/You/Nous – Designing Common Ground, this year’s edition is dedicated to “designing systems, not stuff”.

“The future will be about designing systems, not stuff.
In an era of individualism, design will find better solutions for living together in multi-cultural, multi-generational, multi-attitudinal societies not based on age, race or gender but on speeds, interests and points of view.
Designing for the future means designing with inclusion, from a table to a wheelchair, a telephone to a town so that our world looks more like everyone and less like no-one.
The Gateway to Inclusion is about creating common ground between people of all personalities, colours, beliefs, shapes and points of view. It points to a future in which there will be a place at the table for everyone: Me, You, Nous.” – Lisa White, head curator of the Saint-Etienne Design Biennale 2019

China will be the guest of honour in 2019: Equi-libre, curated by Fan Zhe, will be presenting both traditional and future-focused design and tech innovation from across the country.

Saint-Etienne is the only French member of the UNESCO network of creative design cities and has played an active role in the global design community for over 20 years, developing in-depth exchanges and partnerships with other member cities and countries.

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French press : Laëtitia Bernigaud

French press : Leïla Zamiati

International press (Italian) : Eleonora Alzetta

International press (Hispanic and Portugese) : Marc Fernandes

International press (English and German) : Bettina Bauerfeind

Agnès Renoult