De Prisunic à Monoprix : L’histoire du design populaire français

from 2 December 2021 to 15 May 2022

This winter, the Musée des Arts Décoratifs will celebrate the history of “accessible design” made possible by two of France’s most important large-scale retailers: Prisunic and Monoprix.

Cléo Charuet / Cleoburo, Emballages Monoprix, 2009[en]Cléo Charuet / Cleoburo, Monoprix packaging, 2009
© Cléo Charuet / Cleoburo

The exhibition, organized in celebration of Prisunic and Monoprix’s 90th anniversaries, will retrace these retailers’ commitment to offering sought-after, high-design furniture to the general public at accessible prices. With over 300 works in the exhibition, including furniture, objects, and advertising posters, From Prisunic to Monoprix: The history of popular French design will look back at the great successes of furniture design offered by both retailers starting in the 1960’s while also celebrating 90 years of “accessible design.” With a particular focus on designs construed by Terence Conran, Marc Held, India Mahdavi, Constance Guisset, Ionna Vautrin, and graphic designers and photographers Peter Knapp and Alexis Mabille, From Prisunic to Monoprix: The history of popular French design will showcase works that contributed to the popularization of design in France for several decades.