pictures from project "Verres d'usage et d'apparat - la collection du Mesnil"
The Musée des Arts Décoratifs et du design in Bordeaux wishes to exhibit the du Mesnil collection, which consists of glass dating from the Renaissance to the 19th century, and includes a particularly remarkable collection of Venetian glass.
On the first floor, the scenography proposes to discover the collection in two stages.
Walking around the periphery of the space, a succession of small alcoves house the glasses, arranged by family, and invite the visitor to an intimate, almost domestic discovery of this private collection.
As the visitor wanders around, there is a point in the space from which the entire geometry of the display cases is aligned. All the vertical planes disappear and the visitor is able to see the entire collection in a single glance.
On the ground floor, large open display cases, a free evocation of traditional Bordeaux cupboards, present in a more didactic way the technical aspects and some exceptional pieces of the collection.
"Verres d'usage et d'apparat - la collection du Mesnil"
• Commissioned by
Musée des Arts Décoratifs et du Design
Jean-Luc Olivié and Constance Rubini
• Graphic design
Studio Philippe Millot