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Pearls

Temporary exhibition

2012 - 2017

Client: Qatar Museum Authority

28 January - 5 June 2010

Museum of Islamic Art, Doha, Qatar

800 m2

Our contribution: Exhibition design, senography, graphics, videos, objects display.

In collaboration with Je formule, Christian Creutz, Dominique Tissot and Atelier Pennaneac’h.

What is a pearl?

“Pearls are white, or are they? With the success of Tahitian pearls, many now know that pearls can also be black, but few are those who know that pearls can come in any colour. How many know that all molluscs create them, including the famous nautilus? Who can say how a pearl actually forms? Certainly not around a grain of sand!”


An original, light-filled, colourful exhibition

Research on pearls by Hubert Bari and David Lam has led to a book (Skira) and an exhibition, the second to be shown at the young Museum of Islamic Art in Qatar. The colourful atmosphere, animated lighting and exhibition design enrich the presentation without breaking with the sobriety that characterizes the buildings.


From Doha to Istanbul, a travelling success

After its successful first run at the Islamic Art Museum in Doha, the exhibition toured, stopping in Kobe, Japan and in Sao Paolo, Brazil, before showing in Istanbul, Turkey in 2015. . With each new installation were able to improve on the original concept while adapting it to the local cultural context.

The design took into account a major constraint: the entire exhibition had to be installed within ten days. All components were therefore built beforehand to minimize on-site installation and stay within deadline.

28 July - 14 October 2012

Hyogo Prefectorial Museum of Art, Kobe, Japan

800 m2

Our contribution: Exhibition design, graphics, exhibits, lighting, videos, coordination and mounting of objects.

In collaboration with Je Formule, Atelier Pennaneach, Christian Creutz, Dominique Tissot and Xavier Hollebecq.

20 July - 12 October 2014

Museu de Arte Brasileira, Sao Paolo, Brésil

900 m2

Our contribution: Exhibition design, graphics, special exhibits, lighting, videos, coordination and mounting of objects.

With Je Formule, Atelier Pennaneach, Christian Creutz, Dominique Tissot and Agence Stéphanie Daniel.

DOHA 2010

KOBE 2012

SAO PAOLO 2014

13 October 2015 - 10 January 2016

Turkish and Islamic Art Museum, Istanbul, Turkey

350 m2 – 25,000 visitors

Our contribution: Exhibition design, graphics, electricity, special exhibits, lighting, videos, coordination and mounting of objects.

With Je Formule, Atelier Pennaneach, Christian Creutz and Dominique Tissot.

ISTANBUL 2015

>>> Top, antique safes, outfitted as display cases, add to the prized aura of the objects.

>> Left, oyster baskets demonstrate how sea pearls are cultivated.

> Right, an installation of mirrors is evocative of the industrial quantities produced in China.

27 September 2016 - 8 January 2017

National Museum of China, Beijing

900 m2

Our contribution: Exhibition design, graphics, electricity, special exhibits, lighting, videos, coordination and mounting of objects.

With Je Formule, Atelier Pennaneach, Christian Creutz and Dominique Tissot.

BEIJING 2016