L’intime, de la chambre aux réseaux sociaux. Du XVIIIe siècle à nos jours

from 16 October 2024 to 30 March 2025

Bidet, 18th century
Oak, leather, earthenware
© Les Arts Décoratifs / Jean Tholance

Set within the Central Hall of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, the exhibition, L’intime, de la chambre aux réseaux sociaux will study the subject of intimacy over the centuries. With a focus on how intimacy has changed the world of decorative arts, from the design of bedrooms, beds, armchairs and sofas, to dressing screens, vanities, bathtubs, and connected devices, the exhibition will explore a diverse range of objects all transformed by society’s relationship with, and acceptance of, the idea of intimacy.

Broaching topics often considered taboo, L’intime, de la chambre aux réseaux sociaux invites visitors to engage with the artistic contributions of skilled craftsmen, artists, and designers from the 18th to the 21st centuries, including Gustave Caillebotte, Pierre Bonnard, Adolf Loos, the Bouroullec brothers, Eileen Gray, Gaetano Pesce, Superstudio, and Archizoom.

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