Mobi Boom – Modern French Furniture

Yes, this was the actual exhibit poster, I kid you not…  I love furniture design, it’s something I’d like to do one day, so when I saw an advertisement for Mobi Boom, French Furniture Design from 1945-1975, I could not turn it down.  The exhibit was at the Musee des Arts Decoratifs, which is right beside the Louvre.  Personally, I’d rather go to this museum than the Louvre any day.

After the second world war, there were major reconstruction projects across the entire country, and not only did they need new houses, but new furniture.  This caused a huge boom in French furniture design and the founding of many great names (Knoll and Roche Bobois to name a few…)

The exhibit focussed on the great array of furniture that was produced and some of the innovative techniques that were used (plywood moulding, foam injection, etc.)  The displays were truly terrific, although somewhat disappointing in that you couldn’t sit on any of the items…

The exhibit continues till January 2nd, 2011, highly recommended, and afterwards, head up to the 7th floor for the permanent exhibits with more furniture design.


Photo of the Week

This week’s photo is of course the Louvre in Paris.  I went to a flickr meet up, hoping for some exciting photographic discussions.  After about 20 minutes, I was thoroughly bored and decided I’d much rather spend my night taking pictures so I left with my xpan and gorilla pod and a roll of fp4 (not my first choice for night but it was in my bag and I was low of film).  Took a bunch of shots through the left bank as well as a few around the Louvre. This was my favourite. I think it’ll look great blown up.  As I said, taken with my xpan, 45mm lens and fp4. It was a multi-second exposure but I don’t know what, had the camera set to auto…