Animals with Style

13.10.2006 – 11.02.2007

Since time immemorial, the relationships between man and animal have given shape to multiple objects and works of art. For some years now we have been witnessing a spectacular resurgence of creativity among designers and stylists, while artists have regularly kept the subject alive with emblematic, sometimes explosive works. The interdisciplinary approach offered by this exhibition aims to put this copious output into perspective, choosing a critical point of view with multiple entrances and viewpoints.

A vast panorama grouping together several hundred objects and works by more than 100 creators from all countries, Animals with Style opens the door to numerous fantasies, asks disturbing questions about the unbridled production of objects created “for” animals and, we hope, revives the debate about the challenges of this troubling yet stimulating relationship with our oldest fellow traveller.

Designers, artists and creators: Eero Aarnio, Art Orienté Objet, James Auger, Enrico Azzimonti & Jordi Pigem, James Balog, Pascal Bernier, Yves Béhar, Big-Game, Cini Boeri, Mars Broberg & Johan Ridderstråle, Marie-José Burki, Bill Burns, Elio Caccavale, Céline Cléron, Matali Crasset, Rachel & Benoît Convers / IBRIDE, Geoffrey Cottenceau, Nicolas Darrot, Wim Delvoye, FABRICA DESIGN, Pierre-Philippe Freymond, Christian Ghion, Robert Gligorov, Thomas Grünfeld, Valérie Guézennec, Happypets, Craig Holdenfeinberg, Roni Horn, Isao Hosoe, Alain Huck, Ham Jin, Patrick Jullien, Kariwanz, Jean-Pierre Khazem, Markus Koskinen, Oleg Kulik, Annika Larsson, Mathieu Lehanneur, Julia Lohmann, Brian McIntyre, Fabrizio Meolli, Miriam Mirri, James Mollison, Eelko Moorer, Marco Morosini, Jasper Morrison, Moschino, Monika Mulder, Antonio Oltavaro, Claudio Parmiggiani, Permafrost designstudio, Margot Quan Knight, Radi designers, Erik Ravelo, Werner Reiterer, Yves Saint Laurent, SANAA & Naoki Takizawa, Stéphane Sautour, Joe Scanlan, SKK (Shiu Kay Kan), Wieki Somers, Robert Stadler, Jana Sterbak, Systematic, Naoki Takizawa for Issey Miyake, Alexander Taylor, Rosemarie Trockel, Urs, Patrick Van Caeckenbergh, Xavier Veilhan, Maria Vinka, Florence Vuilleumier & Pierre-Philippe Freymond, Nele Waldert, Brandon Warren, Zhenzhong Yang, Isamu Yoda, Michael Young, Jennifer Yoko Olson, Grégoire Züger

Brands: Alessi, ALTER EGO, ATYPYK, Catnap, Cats and Dogs, Cesar®, CHATEAU de VENDEUVRE, Chipie, Fortunecookies, Fressnapf, GAIA&GINO, Genesi International, Goyard, Martine Harraca, Ikea®, Inès de la Fressange, Junon de Bavolle, Magis, Marie Poirier, Marco Morosini, Massant SA, Nabaztag, Pinceloup, Sega Toys, Sheba®, Star two two Studio, The Original PuppyPurse Carrier System™, Un chien dans le Marais, Violet, WANIMO, Wouapy, Yves Saint Laurent Paris