« ame nochi hana » by the nendo design
THIS WINTER, THE NENDO DESIGN STUDIO AND ITS FOUNDER OKI SATO ARE BRINGING SUNSHINE AND SHOWERS TO LE BON MARCHÉ RIVE GAUCHE !
Starting 11 January, Japanese artist Oki Sato and the nendo studio invite you to contemplate the poetry of two natural phenomena: rain and the blossoming of flowers. For the ame nochi hana exhibition, the latest to take over Bon Marché, Nendo focuses on these manifestations of life in installations on various floors of the store under the glass roof and in window displays, appearing like naturalist reveries. Oki Sato has orchestrated four dreamlike propositions around rain water and blossom. Each one explores the connection and interrelation between these two universal elements. The « rain flowers » he designed are full of life and joy as the common thread in the ame nochi hana exhibition, bringing reinvented nature into Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche.
The « ame nochi hana » exhibition reinforces the commitment of Le Bon Marché to the contemporary art scene. These new Nendo artworks follow Er Xi by Ai Weiwei (2016), Where are we Going? by Chiharu Shiota (2017), Sous le Ciel by Leandro Erlich (2018) and Branco Luz by Joana Vasconcelos (2019).
Giving carte blanche to leading figures in contemporary design highlights the extraordinary inventiveness of artists who play with the boundaries between art, architecture and design, borrowing from various different disciplines to delight those fortunate enough to see their work.
Discover the works in exciting alternative ways by taking in the opening act of LES OFF at Le Bon Marché and the rest of the unique artistic, musical and cultural programme on offer in connection with the ame nochi ana exhibition.
« ame nochi hana » by nendo
ame nochi hana : Les Off
Combining design and music in spectacular fashion, Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche brings you a special opportunity to discover the work of Japanese designer Oki Sato from the nendo design studio, set to music by a philharmonic orchestra. Led by two conductors, Emmanuel Oriol and Arthur Dubois, the 80-strong orchestra draws on classical scores to provide the public with a special sound experience.
Tuesday 14 January and Wednesday 15 January, 8.45 pm to 10 pm: philharmonic concert led by two conductors, cocktail – 40 euros.
Gain fresh insight into the ame nochi ana exhibition with this special tour by journalist Yves Mirande, who specialises in design (Numéro, Les Echos, L’Express Style, Intramuros, Le Figaro Madame…), artist Oki Sato and a cultural mediator, complete with breakfast.
Tour with Yves Mirande and Oki Sato
Tuesday 11 February from 8.30 am to 10.30 am: breakfast tour, Yves Mirande and Nendo in conversation - €25.
Visite en compagnie d'un médiateur
Pendant votre week-end, prenez le temps de découvrir l’exposition « ame nochi hana » conçue par le designer japonais Oki Sato et son studio nendo en exclusivité pour Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche en compagnie d'un médiateur.
Dimanche 26 janvier à 11h30 ou 14h45 ; Samedi 1er février à 11h30 ou 14h45 ; Dimanche 9 février à 11h30 ou 14h45 ; Samedi 15 février à 11h 30 ou 14h45 - 10€*
Soak up some Japanese culture and find out what inspires Oki Sato from nendo at these cookery workshops geared around Japanese specialities, led by well-known personalities turned chefs for the night, or chefs from La Grande Epicerie De Paris.
For the first edition of this new gourmet event, famous hairdresser Massato will be revealing the secrets of his cuisine.
Thursday 23 January, Thursday 6 February and Thursday 13 February, 6.45 pm to 8.45 pm: cookery workshop with Rémi Robert, chef at La Grande Epicerie de Paris - €45, limited spaces available.
Wednesday 5 February, 6.45 pm to 8.45 pm: cookery workshop with famous Japanese hairdresser Massato Ito - €45, limited spaces available.
I think I was inspired by something Issey Miyake said to me one day: "you can evoke all sorts of emotion in art: anger, sadness, fear... but as a designer, you have to deliver happiness and joy". Oki Sato
LES ATELIERS POUR LES PETITS
Pour les plus jeunes, Le Bon Marché organise des ateliers autour de l'exposition « ame nochi hana ». Entre atelier de philosphie ou initiation au dessin : rendez-vous aux récrés du Bon Marché.