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Ora Ito x Daniel Buren for AD Interieurs 2016


For the 7th edition of AD Intérieurs, Ora Ito and Daniel Buren have joined forces to dazzle the Monnaie de Paris until 18th September. The two partners have arranged interplaying mirrors and taut lines to maximise their 20m2 exhibition area creating a monumental effect with minimal resources. This year the editors of AD magazine asked interior designers to establish a decor around collections of objects they care about. “Rather than a traditional cabinet of curiosities, they’re asked to arrange bedrooms, living rooms, kitchens or studies, with the idea of living surrounded by personal treasures.”


A great admirer of the French ceramicist Georges Jouve, “Sculptural, expressive and, ultimately, completely unclassifiable”, the designer structures a contemplative area with his shelving system designed for Scavolini. The compartments in harmonious shades of blue and grey and white lacquered strips design elegant storage lines extending infinitely in a play on reflections created by each wall being divided into two equal parts: mirror/storage. The levitation effect is heightened by skirting boards that have been also mirrored by Daniel Buren raising the sideboards from the ground and causing the rhythm of the black and white marble strips (8.7 cm) to continue beneath the furniture.


Unified by a bright stretch ceiling, the immersive space resonates with an infinite geometric rigour with a purity suggesting a perfect image synthesis, uniting the work and visitors in an equally narcissistic and museum-oriented choreography. The installation, called Turn Around, lays down the foundation of the dazzling collaboration between the designer and French artist who will be revealing new projects between now and the end of 2016.


Materials and Partners :

Georges Jouve pots: Galerie Philippe Jousse and Galerie Thomas Fritsch

Storage system: Scavolini

Tassos white marble and Marquina black marble: Uni Marbres

Luminous ceiling: Barrisol

Mirrors: Miroiterie de Paris

Ico chairs: Cassina

Ora-Gami armchair and ottoman: Steiner, Pierre Frey fabric

Arborescence candelabra: Christofle


Ora Ito x Daniel Buren

AD Intérieurs 2016

Until 18th September

La Monnaie de Paris

11 Quai Conti

75006 Paris