When design pieces meet, cross or confront each other, they often engage in an unexpected dialogue. The stories they tell are written in harmony with the forms and volumes, or, on the contrary, they challenge each other in brutal ruptures, violent crises provoked by their overly strong personalities.

It’s these conversations that Galerie Jousse-Entreprise presents in its new exhibition ‘Superlimited’.

The creations presented – and this is the very essence of the project – have been produced in limited or very limited numbers – one-off pieces, runs of five, editions of up to 69.

The nine architects and designers selected speak very different languages, and express their choices and intuitions in radical ways, with no respect for the rules of politeness. It’s easy to imagine that the folding screen created for Opéra national de Marseille by Gaëlle Lauriot-Prévost and Dominique Perrault will be able to converse freely with the sinuous, supple curves of Ron Arad or the poetic rigor of Martin Szekely. Just as Marc Newson and the Bouroullec brothers will probably have no trouble getting along. Likewise, it’s likely that the pieces by rough-talking architect Rudy Ricciotti will try to outshine all the others. 

‘Superlimited’ offers a journey through over thirty years of creation, from 1989 to 2022. At the end of this journey, if you listen carefully, you’ll be able to savor the exchanges between these artists as they present their worlds. In the end, they speak with one voice.

From June 6 to July 9, 2024.

18 rue de Seine, 75006 Paris, France