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Conference Room, The Manege 

Wednesday 6 October

1pm - 2pm SIMPLEXITY AND THE MONOTYPIC TAXON
Ora Ito presents his latest designs, his world, his philosophy - « simplexity » - and as a world-premiere sneak-preview, his monotypic taxon, unveiled as part of SUPERHEROES for the first Moscow design week.
Ora Ïto, Designer
Moderator Kira Hosany, Advisor, UBIFRANCE Economic Mission, Moscow

3pm - 4pm AN ARCHITECT IN CONSTANT SEARCH OF QUALITY
Man, the city, the bustling of the streets, the swaying of a tree, space explored at a walking pace: that is the first step, the work of discovery, whether in Paris, London, Moscow, Seoul, Kiev or Doha. For an architect, it is always the same essential framework: a space to be deciphered.
Jean-Michel Wilmotte, Architect
Moderator Kira Hosany, Advisor, UBIFRANCE Economic Mission, Moscow

 

5pm - 6pm DECOR & ATMOSPHERE, AUTUMN/WINTER 2011/12
A presentation of the trend book which, from season to season, translates the « art of living » influences through concrete product suggestions and decorative atmospheres. A view of the interior of tomorrow, through styles and products.
Pierre-François Lelouët, President, NellyRodi Agency
Moderator Kira Hosany, Advisor, UBIFRANCE Economic Mission, Moscow

 

Thursday 7 October

11.30am - 1pm PARIS CAPITALE DE LA CRÉATION 
Jean-Luc Margot-Duclot, Head of Professional Encounters and Events,
Paris Ile-de-France Regional Development Agency
Etienne Cochet President, Paris Capitale de la Création, Managing Director, SAFI and MAISON&OBJET
Marie-Laure Bellon-Homps, President of the Board of Directors, EUROVET
Olga Prokopieva, Agent in Russia, Prêt-à-Porter Paris

3pm - 4pm THE INIMITABLE FRENCH SPIRIT OF YESTERDAY AND TODAY
An analysis of the territory of French identity in the context of global competition
Gérard Laizé, Managing Director, VIA
Moderator Kira Hosany, Advisor, UBIFRANCE Economic Mission, Moscow

5pm - 6pm UNIQUE CREATIONS FOR INTERIOR DESIGN AND DECORATION
Pierre Bonnefille creates original mixed-media multicolored wall compositions. He constantly strikes out for new design horizons and invents his own chromatic palette, inspired by observing nature and its transformations over the course of the seasons. He works, due to his specialty in wall and furniture design, on major architectural and interior design projects throughout the world.
Pierre Bonnefille, Artist/Decorator
Moderator Kira Hosany, Advisor, UBIFRANCE Economic Mission, Moscow

 

Friday 8 October

11am - 1pm PRESERVING CRAFTSMANSHIP IN FRANCE AND RUSSIA
1st part: Differing perspectives
A presentation of the Fund’s activities
Velena Romanovna Ostrovskaya, President, Russian Popular Art Trades Fund
A presentation of the « Living Heritage Business » (EPV) label: a public act for promoting and preserving craftsmanship
Sigolène Lapostolet, EPV Label Project Manager, Superior Trades Institute (ISM)
2nd part: Several illustrations of exceptional craftsmanship

3pm - 4pm A MULTIFACETED ARCHITECT
A trained architect, scenographer, and designer, India Mahdavi continues to reveal places and extract their uniqueness. Each of her projects tells a story, creating so many designs imbued with nomadic culture and great scope, like her Paris showroom, where her permanent furniture collection can be seen.
India Mahdavi, Architect, Designer
Moderator Kira Hosany, Advisor, UBIFRANCE Economic Mission, Moscow