French Design Granted — Agora du Design

Agora du Design 2021 winners show: Marine Rouit-Leduc, Rebecca Fezard et Elodie Michaud (Hors Studio), Emma Pflieger et Antoine Foegle curated by Scott Longfellow

by Agora du Design

For four decades, Agora du Design has been a pivotal figure in France’s design landscape. Positioned at the nexus of research and emerging talents, it epitomizes a rich historical legacy in the realm of design. It ardently supports visionaries endeavoring to actualize research projects by providing tangible avenues for development.

Every two years, Agora du Design bestows three prestigious grants, comprising two grants dedicated to pioneering design research projects and one grant allocated for an exceptional exhibition endeavor.

Agora brings to We Will Design the winners of its 2021 grants: Marine Rouit-Leduc with her research on the Colour of light, Hors-studio with their research on blenders to stimulate the reuse of waste materials, and finally, Emma Pflieger and Antoine Foegle with their installation Keep It Flat that gathers artifacts around which the flat earth theory clings.


French Ministry of Culture
Fondation d’entreprise Hermès
Fondation d’entreprise Martell
Pernod Ricard
Institut Français Italie


Keep It Flat by Emma Pflieger and Antoine Foegle
Photo by Étienne Malapert


Since its inception in 1983, Agora du Design has championed the significance of designer-led research.
With an unwavering commitment to fostering innovation, creativity and curiosity, Agora du Design continues to shape the future of design, nurturing the aspirations of forward-thinking attitudes and catalyzing groundbreaking endeavors in the field.

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