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CONTENTS 1. PRESENTATION OF THE EXHIBITION..................................................... 02 2. A BRIEF BIOGRAPHY OF RONAN & ERWAN BOUROULLEC....................................................................................................... 03 3. THE WORK OF RONAN & ERWAN BOUROULLEC......................... 04 4. SELECTED WORKS FROM THE EXHIBITION.................................... 06 5. PUBLICATIONS .................................................................................................... 08 6. LENDERS. ................................................................................................................ 09 7. CREDITS ................................................................................................................... 10 8. PARTNERS . ............................................................................................................ 12 9. VISITOR INFORMATION.. ................................................................................ 15 10. PRESS VISUALS . ............................................................................................ 16






A fabulous Bivouac, staged across 1,000 square metres in Galerie 3 of the Centre Pompidou-Metz, this exhibition of works by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec sets out the result of almost fifteen years of mutual collaboration. Their first major solo show in France, Bivouac highlights an exceptional international career, during which the two brothers have worked with some of the greatest names in design, been crowned by numerous awards and the presence of their work in public collections.

Ronan Bouroullec, born 1971 and a graduate of the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, and Erwan Bouroullec, born 1976 and a graduate of the École Nationale Supérieure d’Arts in Cergy-Pontoise, began working together in 1999.

Exhibition poster Graphic design: EricandMarie

Their designs are manufactured by such major names as Vitra, Magis, Alessi, Established & Sons, Axor Hansgrohe, Kartell, Kvadrat, Cappellini, Camper and Ligne Roset. Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec are also involved in more experimental design with Galerie Kreo, and occasionally architectural projects.

Photo: © Studio Bouroullec

Imagined as a temporary encampment - hence its name Bivouac is deliberately divested of scenographic elements other than the Bouroullecs' work. Movement is imparted by contrasting scales, transparency and superpositions. Visitors are invited to wander around the gallery, moving between prototypes and finished objects, mass-produced and hand-crafted works. Bivouac highlights the immense diversity of these creations and economies achieved in production. It also addresses key concepts in the Bouroullecs' research: objects which are nomadic, ephemeral, modular, organic, flexible. The exhibition is neither an inventory nor a retrospective of their work. Rather, it illustrates the current state of their designs and research, in constant evolution.

Named Designers of the Year at the 2002 Paris Furniture Show and the 2011 Maison & Objet show, their other awards include the City of Paris Grand Prix du Design (1998), the New Designer Award at the New York International Contemporary Furniture Fair (1999) and the Copenhagen Finn Juhl Prize (2008). Their work has been shown in a number of solo shows, including at London's Design Museum (2002), the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, Rotterdam's Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, La Piscine, Musée d'Art et d'Industrie in Roubaix (2004), Villa Noailles in Hyères (2008) and Le Grand Hornu, Belgium (2009).

Erwan & Ronan Bouroullec

This first solo show at the Centre Pompidou-Metz gives pride of place to design as a fundamental and prolific discipline in contemporary creation, and an open field for research at the junction of experimentation and daily life. In keeping with the Centre Pompidou, it emphasises a determination to embrace "art in all its forms" so that visitors might discover a wide spectrum of creation

Their work is part of the collections at institutions such as the Centre Pompidou - Musée National d'Art Moderne and the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Design Museum, London, and the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam.

© Ola Rindal

For the London Design Festival and in partnership with Kvadrat, their Textile Field installation is on display at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London from 15 to 25 September 2011. Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec were also awarded this year’s commission to design a contemporary addition to the Gabriel staircase at Château de Versailles.





3. THE WORK OF RONAN & ERWAN BOUROULLEC Within the space of a few years, Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec have constructed an edifice that towers over the landscape of international design. Since their earliest appearances in the late 1990s, their work has brought a new energy to design. At barely twenty years old, they were driven by a determination that few would expect in such young men.

Comfort is one of their foremost concerns; in their eyes a responsibility even. Slow Chair is characteristic of this belief. At first glance, this transparent chair suggests none of the comfort of a traditional leather or fabric armchair, Chesterfield or any other well-stuffed seat, and yet… As Erwan explains, "It has the bounce of a tennis racquet. The impression is more sports shoe than slipper! It's a slightly different comfort that will inspire an inevitably different and, I hope, modern behaviour." These references to sport in a domestic context reveal a sign of the times that also emerges in the growing popularity of sportswear which, thanks in part to technical fabrics, has brought a new brand of elegance and well-being to urban dress. This mix of genres – in this case by introducing a hint of sportswear to the home - is one of the brothers' favourite practices. Their work seeks out variety.

As part of a generation that works under pressure from time, in constant demand for media projects and highprofile events, the Bouroullecs stand out for their long-term view. The consistency of the objects they produce reflects this extended vision. Partitioning, seats and objects occupy the long transparency of the gallery space, dividing, framing, qualifying, giving character. By questioning our everyday habits, the two brothers raise interesting possibilities as to modern lifestyles. Algues, for example, invites the user to organise their living space how they want, by building their own partitions irrespective of conventional architectural logic. The Bouroullecs create objects for a changing, flexible environment that echoes a peripatetic world. A world where nothing is set in stone. Ronan is captivated by nomadic peoples: "Arriving, leaving, simply, pragmatically. I like the softness of Berber tents, the carpets on the ground… These are practical, selfevident, subtly ergonomic solutions, and at the same time they create a backdrop, an atmosphere. They show respect for the environment, leave no trace. It's refined, light, humble."

Both brothers are intent on making their contribution to diversity in the world, as this is precisely how the world grows. Hence they devote much of their energy to drawing out an object's singular nature, which they might call "fantasy," "surprise," or "astonishment." This form of difference is important, insists Ronan: "It's like meeting some amazing person." This singularity never occurs by chance; it is never a random attribution. It slowly hatches, emerging from a precise definition of the object and a careful balancing of its constituent parts. Through intense concentration, the two designers pinpoint this singularity which they then take to maturity. Their studio is a laboratory. They and their assistants shape, cut, glue, sew, draw, calculate. They make, undo, make again, putting what they have made to the test to take it further still. Adjusting, improving, perfecting. Every detail is the object of infinite attention. Potentially a process without end…

This freedom is evident in the materials and textiles they choose. Erwan is fascinated by jersey fabrics that adapt to the body's curves without restricting movement. They used this type of ultra-stretch textile to cover Ploum, a sofa whose homogenous form blurs the transition between seat and back. Its comfort comes from a combination of soft memory foam and this highly elastic fabric. The result is a gentle, nest-like form.

North Tiles 2006 Kvadrat Thermocompressed foam, fabric Centre Pompidou Paris, Musée national d’art moderne - Centre de creation industrielle, Paris, purchased in 2006 © Tahon & Bouroullec

Algues 2004 Vitra Injected polyamide © EricandMarie

Algues Algues is a system allowing the user to freely build more or less dense partitioning that can either filter light and insulate or instead loosely structure space, by assembling a module. The elemental pieces of this module, a sort of biomorphic pixel, are manufactured in a plastic injection mould from which identical pieces can be reproduced on a large scale. The Algues proliferate quasi organically, addressing architecture at the level of the millimetre.

North Tiles Originally conceived for the Kvadrat showroom, the North Tile—like Algues and Nuages—is part of a larger reflection on lightweight options for partitioning spaces. In this example, the fabric “tiles” are formed into suspended partitions, somewhere between a wall and a screen, ensuring complete visual insulation and a muffled atmosphere. The tiles can be assembled by hand using a folding technique, enabling the user to create an endless amount of partitions of all sizes and colours.

Slow Chair 2007 Vitra Knitted textile, tubular steel frame, lacquered aluminium legs, cushions, polyurethane foam, polyester fabric © Tahon & Bouroullec

Losanges 2011 Nanimarquina Woll © Archives Ronan et Erwan Bouroullec

Constance Rubini, head of cultural programming at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris; general commissioner for the 2010 Saint Etienne Design Biennial.


Slow Chair


The specific properties of knitted textiles inspired the design of the Slow Chair. The designers intuitively felt that a knitted fabric could offer sufficient support while subtly adapting to the contours of the body. Two pieces were industrially manufactured that fulfilled these expectations. The seat and back form one knitted piece, stretched over a tubular frame, the feet attachments providing the piece’s rigidity. Here, form, material and function are interrelated.

For Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, Losanges was an opportunity to use the crafting techniques of the traditional Persian rug, called a kilim, which has always fascinated them. This four-piece collection was produced by carpet weavers from northern Pakistan who spin, dye and weave the wool used in Losanges by hand, bringing out the carpet’s unique colours. Thirteen colours are combined within the geometrical rhombus shape of the rug.





Ligne Roset

The Ploum sofa is an exercise in comfort and combines two materials: stretch-fabric upholstery and ultra-flexible resilient foam. The shape and proportions were specially studied to allow the body to recline in many different positions on the sofa’s supple, quilted surface without edges. According to the designers, "the use of a stretch fabric is symbolic of our contemporary lifestyles, in which versatility and comfort seem to us to be essential."

Polyurethane, knitted textile, metal frame © studio Bouroullec

Nuages 2002 Styrofoam

The polystyrene Nuages, designed to create temporary configurations, are reminiscent of a construction set. They interlock organically like “a growing plant, persistently reproducing its articulating nodes”(1). The piece is easy to install, without the need for a set plan or particular skills. Nuages make it possible to intuitively and dynamically partition a space, guided simply by one’s imagination.


Ploum 2011

© Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec


Alcove High Back Sofa 2007 Vitra

The Alcove collection features an unusually high backrest, allowing the user to withdraw physically and psychologically from surrounding activity. The collection’s comfortable contours introduce new ways to occupy a room. Easy to install, match and move around, these sofas represent an island of calm, a place to relax or enjoy a private conversation, especially in collective environments such as work spaces.

Fibreglass panels, foam, textile, metal frame © Tahon & Bouroullec

(1) Phaidon, 2004.

Lianes 2010 Galerie Kreo Fibreglass, Corian ®, Leather Collection Galeries Lafayette © Tahon & Bouroullec


Joyn Office System 2002

Spaces such as Galerie Kreo represent an alternative to the constraints of industrial manufacturing by making possible the production of a limited number of experimental objects. Lianes lamps are completely sheathed in leather, concealing the technical aspects behind a natural material and an unusual shape. The sewing technique and the length of cable leave room for a certain amount of adjustment, offering the user a great degree of freedom in their use and composition.

Lacquered MDF, metal frame and elements, various materials


Clouds 2008

Clouds is a fabric-based modular system. With these foam and cloth petals combined with elastic bands, the user can build threedimensional volumes to be suspended in a room or hung on the wall. Similarly to a living organism, Clouds creates surfaces that are both even and chaotic, able to evolve according to userdefined geometries. The system’s infinite possibilities offer complete freedom in creating customized pieces.

Thermocompressed foam, double-injected elastic bands, fabric


© Tahon & Bouroullec




Joyn Office System started off the collaboration between the designers and Swiss manufacturer Vitra. With this first piece of office furniture, they wished to create a common platform for work spaces. Their proposition is both universal and streamlined: a collection of vast, shared tables large enough to accommodate several people, without hierarchical markers. A series of accessories characterized by pure contours enable the user to adapt the table to his needs.

© Vitra


Ovale Collection 2010

Ovale Collection: the name is misleading, since none of the pièces is perfectly oval-shaped. Though based on the same principle, each piece is slightly different. These containers were not designed for a unique, fixed use or a specific culture; rather, they feature interchangeable and universal shapes. Their familiar appearance and versatility place Ovale within the simplicity of everyday life.

Stoneware, glass and stainless steel

Museo Alessi

© Studio Bouroullec






IPAD-APP A digital catalogue will be published as an interactive presentation of many of their research designs and prototypes. This catalogue provides additional information and images extending the exhibition beyond the gallery and into the creative process behind some of the works. Published as an iPad app, it can be downloaded from Apple's App Store.






Axor Philippe Grohe, Brand Director

Flos Piero Gandini, Chairman and Chief Executive



Vitra Design Museum Mateo Kries, Director

Cappellini Giulio Cappellini, Chairman and Chief Executive


It uses the digital medium to provide a new perspective on the subject which other media, print in particular, cannot achieve. This application is an opportunity to explore the work of Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec in an engaging and different way. The catalogue targets a wide audience. As well as a downloadable application, it can be consulted on iPads inside the exhibition itself.


Kartell Claudio Luti, Chairman and Chief Executive



Kvadrat Anders Byriel, Managing Director

Mutina Massimo Orsini, Chairman Emanuele Marcato, Vice President Michel Dallafiora, Managing Director Giuliana Ricci, Brand Director





Nanimarquina Nani Marquina, Director

A catalogue will accompany Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, Bivouac. Scheduled for publication early 2012. Published by Éditions Centre Pompidou-Metz. Editors in chief Hélène Guenin and Laurent Le Bon Authors Andrea Branzi, Alex Coles, Christine Colin, Valérie Mrejen, Alice Rawsthorn and Eric Troncy

Mattiazzi srl Fabiano Mattiazzi, Owner and Company Director Nevio Mattiazzi, Owner and Company Director




Magis Eugenio Perazza, Chairman and Chief Executive Alberto Perazza, Co-Director Barbara Minetto, Marketing Director

Centre Pompidou Alain Seban, President Alfred Pacquement, Director of the Musée National d’Art Moderne


Galerie Kréo Clémence and Didier Krzentowski, Directors

Museo Alessi / Alessi Spa Alberto Alessi, Chairman and Chief Executive

Groupe Galeries Lafayette Guillaume Houzé Président du directoire, Directeur adjoint du marketing

Editors Claire Bonnevie, Elsa Belaieff

Archives Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec

Photographer Paul Tahon

Édition Ligne Roset Michel Roset, Chairman of the Roset Group – Managing Director Roset SA Pierre Roset , Chairman and Chief Executive of Roset SA



Graphic Design EricandMarie

BIRSFELDEN Vitra Rolf Fehlbaum, Chairman and Chief Executive

SEDAN Bitossi Ceramiche (Italy), Coromandel (France), Habitat (United Kingdom) Japan Brand (Japan), Teracrea (Italy)

Tecsom Michel Grosselin, Chairman and Chief Executive

UNITED KINGDOM LONDON Established & Sons Maurizio Mussati, Managing Director Sebastian Wrong, Co-Founder and Director of the Design Department Swarovski Nadja Swarovski, Director of Communications for Swarovski Crystal Business and Member of the Board of Directors







RONAN & ERWAN BOUROULLEC, BIVOUAC EXHIBITION Curators Hélène Guenin Laurent Le Bon Production Manager Jennifer Gies Works Registrar Olivia Davidson Galleries Registrars Clitous Bramble Alexandre Chevalier Site Operations and Coordination Stéphane Leroy Audiovisual Registrar Jean-Philippe Currivant Texts for Signage, Brochure and iPad Application Atelier Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, Hélène Guenin, Juliette Pollet and Constance Rubini

ATELIER RONAN & ERWAN BOUROULLEC Project Manager Felipe Ribon Assistants Michel Giesbrecht Claire Lavabre Coordination Fanny Morere Montserrat Alvarez Printing Charles Petillon iPad Application notdefined Alain Bellet Film Benoit Rossel Exhibition Signage and Catalogue Graphics EricandMarie Eric and Marie Gaspar

Signage Coordinator Aurèlia Monnier Les Pointilleuses, Céline Derouet Manufacture and Installation of Signage LDpublicité Guillaume Lesourd Construction Lumideco Bruno Ischia, Guy Ischia, Icham Badaoui, Harut Davidtsian, Thomas Drenntel, Fabien Fraysse, Eric Jost, Didier Quelquejeu, Bernard Schutz, Corentin Sitter and Franck Winterstein Wood Supply for Shelving Dinesen Heidi and Thomas Dinesen, Christine Dinesen, Birgitte Husted "Cloud Modules" and "Brick" CAPAG Cyrille Lerouzel Photographic Prints Charles Petillon Corian® iPad Display Stands and Frames Crea Diffusion Laurent Delles, Thierry Delles Rugs Nanimarquina Nani Marquina Nathalie Danton Flag Doublet Sylvie Davelu and Marion Porzio Lighting Teksas Axel Bechler, Gérard Calbat, Laurent Dumas, Pierre Gammacurta and Laurent Meylender Technical Inspection DEKRA inspection Jean-Michel Hoareau Works Insurance Blackwall Green Robert Graham and Camilla Stephens Shipping and Packing


Crown Fine Arts Hanging Services Artrans Richard Grellier, Wahiba Khenifi, Ismaël Jullien, Didier Montes, Christian Muller, Sébastien Schaeffer, Laurent Tag Audiovisual Services Audiovisuel Solutions Angélique Attali, Jean-Michel Ruppert and Lionel Schwarz Electric Cables Cofely and Inéo Jean-Michel Bersweiler, Christophe Lere and Olivier Ritleng Restorers Clémentine Bollard, Genovefa Le Bris du Rest, Lucie Duméry and Gaël Quintric Internship Assistants Production Department Evelyne Briand Marianne Pouille Programming Department Juliette Pollet Ecole Supérieure d'Art de Lorraine Béranger Barois François Bellabas Mathieu Cailotto Manon Devanant Anais Frioux Bernard Gissinger Cyrielle Levêque Lucie Linder Sophie Lux Lauriane Morize Pierre Von-Ow



Alain Seban President Jean-Marie Rausch Honorary President Jean-Luc Bohl Vice-President

Laurent Le Bon Director Claire Garnier Personal Assistant und Project Coordinator

Representing the Centre Pompidou Alain Seban, President, Agnès Saal, General Director, Jean-Marc Auvray, Director of Legal and Financial Affairs, Bernard Blistène, Director of Cultural Development, Frank Madlener, Director of IRCAM (Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique / Musique), Alfred Pacquement, Director of the Musée National d’Art Moderne, Vincent Poussou, Director of Educational and Public Programmes

Emmanuel Martinez Secretary General Pascal Keller Assistant Secretary General Julie Béret Administrative Coordinator Hélène de Bisschop Legal Advisor Émilie Engler Secretarial Assistant

Representing the Conseil Régional de Lorraine

Department of Building Maintenance and Operations

Jean-Pierre Masseret, President, Nathalie Colin-Oesterle, Regional Councillor, Josiane Madelaine, Vice-President, Roger Tirlicien, President of the Commission du Lien Social et des Relations Interrégionales, Thibaut Villemin, Vice-President

Philippe Hubert Technical Director Christian Bertaux Head of Building Maintenance Sébastien Bertaux Chief Electrician Vivien Cassar Technical Coordinator Jean-Pierre Del Vecchio Systems and Networks Administrator Christian Heschung Head of Information Systems Stéphane Leroy Operations Manager André Martinez Head of Security Jean-David Puttini Painter

Representing the State Christian Galliard de Lavernée, Prefect of the Lorraine Region, Prefect of the Moselle Department Representing the City of Metz Dominique Gros, Mayor of Metz Richard Lioger, First Deputy Mayor

Frédéric Lemoine, Chairman of the Wendel Group Executive Board Patrick Weiten, President of the Conseil Général de la Moselle Representing Staff of the Centre Pompidou-Metz Philippe Hubert, Technical Director Benjamin Milazzo, Visitor Relations and Membership Officer

Department of Production Anne-Sophie Royer Head of Department Charline Becker Project Manager Clitous Bramble Galleries Registrar Géraldine Celli Performing Arts Production Officer Alexandre Chevalier Galleries Registrar Jean-Philippe Currivant Technical Registrar Olivia Davidson Project Manager Jennifer Gies Project Manager Thibault Leblanc Performing Arts Registrar Éléonore Mialonier Works Registrar Fanny Moinel Project Manager Irene Pomar Works Registrar

Department of Administration and Finance

Jean-Luc Bohl, President, Antoine Fonte, Vice-President, Pierre Gandar, Community Councillor, Patrick Grivel, Community Councillor, Henri Hasser, VicePresident, Thierry Hory, VicePresident, William Schuman, Community Councillor

Ex-Officio The Centre Pompidou-Metz would like to thank its service providers and their teams: Clean Alliance, Cofely, Flammarion bookshop, Phone Régie, La Voile Blanche restaurant and SGP.

General Secretariat

Jean-Eudes Bour Head of Department - Accountant Jérémy Fleur Accounts Assistant Audrey Jeanront Human Resources Management Assistant Ludivine Morat Administrative Coordinator Alexandra Morizet Public Contracts Coordinator

Representing Metz Métropole

Marine Van Schoonbeek Communications and Public Relations Officer Amélie Watiez Communications and Events Officer Aurélien Zann Multimedia Communications Officer Pauline Fournier Public Relations Assistant (cooperative education programme)

Department of Programming Hélène Guenin Head of Department Ada Ackerman Research and Exhibitions Officer Camille Aguignier Editing Assistant Elsa Belaieff Editor Claire Bonnevie Editor Matthieu Goeury Studio and Wendel Auditorium Programming Officer Anaïs Lellouche Programming Assistant and Assistant to the Director Alexandra Müller Research and Exhibitions Officer Dominique Oukkal Manufacturing Coordinator Aurélia Ongena Studio and Wendel Auditorium Programming Assistant Élodie Stroecken Coordinator and Assistant to the Department

Department of Communications and Development Annabelle Türkis Head of Department Erika Ferrand-Cooper Communications and Events Officer Marie-Christine Haas Multimedia Communications Officer Louise Moreau Communications and Press Relations Officer


Department of Visitor Relations Aurélie Dablanc Head of Department Fedoua Bayoudh Visitor Relations and Tourism Officer Djamila Clary Assistant to the Department Jules Coly Visitor Relations, Information and Accessibility Officer Anne-Marine Guiberteau Youth Programming and Activities Officer Benjamin Milazzo Visitor Relations and Membership Officer Anne Oster Educational Establishments Relations Officer Internship Assistants Ophélie Binet, Evelyne Briand, Caroline Darcq, Nastasia Gallian, Nadia Kabbach, Eliane de Larminat, Sarah Ligner, Juliette Pollet, Marianne Pouille

FRIENDS OF THE CENTRE POMPIDOU-METZ Friends of the Centre PompidouMetz is a non-profit organisation whose purpose is to accompany the Centre in its cultural projects, and to enlist the support of the business world and private individuals who wish to make their contribution. Jean-Jacques Aillagon Former Minister of Culture President Ernest-Antoine Seillière Chairman of the Wendel Supervisory Board Vice-President Lotus Mahé Art Historian Secretary General Philippe Bard President of Demathieu & Bard Treasurer Charline Guille Assistant to the Secretary General



8. PARTNERS The Centre Pompidou-Metz is the first offshoot of a French cultural institution, the Centre Pompidou, developed in collaboration with a regional authority, the Communauté d'Agglomération Metz Métropole (the combined district council for the Greater Metz area). Greater Metz was the contracting authority for the project and provided the majority of funding, in association with the City of Metz (agent) and the Centre Pompidou. Construction of the Centre Pompidou-Metz also received funding from the Conseil Général de la Moselle, the Conseil Régional de Lorraine, the French State and the European Union (European Regional Development Fund – ERDF). The Centre Pompidou-Metz is an Établissement Public de Coopération Culturelle (public establishment for cultural cooperation) whose founding members are the French State, the Centre Pompidou, the Lorraine Region, Communauté d’Agglomération de Metz Métropole and the City of Metz. The Centre Pompidou-Metz would like to thank all its partners for their essential contribution to the staging of its exhibitions.

Founding Sponsor

Wendel - Founding Sponsor of the Centre Pompidou-Metz "A Founding Sponsor since 2010, Wendel is extremely proud to pledge its fiveyear commitment to the Centre Pompidou-Metz, an initiative which will enable the company to support a flagship project for the Lorraine region, birthplace of the Group and its founding families. We wanted this partnership to adhere to our corporate values of long-term investing, which is a synonym for loyalty and solidarity in our commitments, innovation, which we believe is key to creating not only economic value but also human and artistic activities, and the ambition to step up our international influence in a French region located in the heart of Europe," highlighted Frédéric Lemoine, Chairman of Wendel’s Executive Board, and Ernest-Antoine Seillière, Chairman of the Friends of the Wendel Foundation and a benefactor of the Centre Pompidou-Metz. Wendel is one of the leading investment companies in Europe, acting as an investor and professional shareholder, promoting the long-term development of companies which are leaders in their sectors: Bureau Veritas, Legrand, SaintGobain, Materis, Deutsch, Stahl and Mecatherm. Founded in 1704 in Lorraine, Wendel Group was committed to the development of the steel industry in France before diversifying its businesses in the late 1970s.

We would also like to thank the following companies for their support: Mutina, Dinesen, Tecsom, Crea Diffusion, Apple, Vitra, Kvadrat, Magis, Axor, Alessi.

The exhibition preview was made possible with the participation of: Vranken-Pommery Monopole, Les Tables de Rabelais, Tourism Office in Metz and Lycée Hôtelier Raymond Mondon.

The Group is supported by its reference family shareholder, made up of more than one thousand individual Wendel family shareholders, who are united in the family company Wendel-Participations, which owns 35% of Wendel. Press Relations: Christèle Lion - + 33 (0) 1 42 85 91 27 Website:





9. VISITOR INFORMATION RONAN & ERWAN BOUROULLEC, BIVOUAC Open to the public 7 October 2011 – 30 July 2012

On 17 March 2011, the PSA Peugeot Citroën sites in Metz and Trémery signed a three-year partnership agreement with the Centre Pompidou-Metz. The Metz and Trémery sites wish to support the Centre Pompidou-Metz and join local authorities, the Lorraine Region, the City of Metz, and the combined district council for the Greater Metz area in making contemporary art available to all. This partnership reflects PSA Peugeot Citroën's involvement in its local environment, and contributes to the Group's ambition for responsible development by playing a role within the community. With over 6,000 employees, the sites in Metz (gearbox manufacture) and Trémery (engine manufacture) are an important part of the PSA Peugeot Citroën Group's industrial platform. The Metz and Trémery sites opened in Lorraine in 1969 and 1979 respectively. Through them, the PSA Peugeot Citroën Group is the region's biggest private-sector employer. They are proudly rooted in the region's society, economy and industry. Boasting two world-class brands - Peugeot and Citroën - the Group sold 3.6 million vehicles worldwide in 2010, with almost 40% of sales outside Europe. As the second-biggest European auto maker, in 2010 it generated revenues of €56.1 billion. PSA Peugeot Citroën has operations in 160 countries and employs 198,000 people worldwide. In 2010 it invested €2.1 billion in R&D, with particular emphasis on new energies. The Group's activities extend to financing (Banque PSA Finance), logistics (Gefco) and automotive equipment (Faurecia). PSA Peugeot Citroën - Site de Metz

PSA Peugeot Citroën - Site de Trémery

91 boulevard Solidarité 57071 Metz Cedex 03

BP 10084 57301 Hagondange Cedex

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Telephone +33 (0)3 87 39 26 0

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OPENING HOURS Centre Pompidou-Metz is open every day except Tuesday and 1st May. Opening times are as follows (subject to modification): Monday..................... 11am-6pm Tuesday.................... closed Wednesday .............. 11am-6pm Thursday.................. 11am-8pm Friday....................... 11am-8pm Saturday................... 10am-8pm Sunday...................... 10am-6pm Last ticket sales 45 minutes before closing time.

ADMISSION General admission: €7 A ticket gives admission to all the exhibitions showing on the day of your visit.


Visit with a Centre Pompidou-Metz guide Price: €170 Languages: French, English, German The price includes admission, a 90-minute guided tour and group booking fees. Groups are strictly limited to 20 people. Self-led group visit or with a guide from outside the Centre Pompidou-Metz Price: €7 per person + €20 booking fee for priority access. Groups are strictly limited to 20 people.

WHERE TO BUY TICKETS On site from the ticket desks or ticket machines. Online at and from Fnac, Digitick, France Billet and TicketNet.

Free admission (on presentation of an official document) for: — under 26s, — teachers with a Pass Education, — disabled visitors and a companion, — job-seekers who are registered in France (proof of status must be less than 6 months old), — beneficiaries of income support (proof of status must be less than 6 months old), — beneficiaries of a basic State pension, — registered tour guides, — holders of an Icom, Icomos or Aica card, — journalists with a press card, — artists registered with the Maison des Artistes.

HOW TO GET TO THE CENTRE POMPIDOU-METZ On foot: a 2-minute walk from the high-speed TGV Metz Ville station; 10 minutes from the historical town centre. By car: A4 (Paris / Strasbourg) and A31 (Luxembourg / Lyon) motorways, exit Metz Centre. 700-space underground car park on Avenue François Mitterrand, open 24/7. By coach: A4 (Paris / Strasbourg) and A31 (Luxembourg / Lyon) motorways, exit Metz Centre. Group drop-off zone on Avenue François Mitterrand; reserved coach parking on Avenue Louis Débonnaire. By train: high-speed TGV Metz Ville station with direct trains from Paris (1hr 20 min) and Luxembourg City (40 min). Lorraine TGV station (29 km from Metz, shuttle service) with direct trains from Lille Europe (2 hrs), Rennes (4 hrs), Bordeaux (5 hrs), and Frankfurt (2 hrs 40 min). By plane: Metz-Nancy Lorraine Airport (33 km / 20 min), Luxembourg Airport (69 km / 45 min), Sarrebruck Airport (79 km / 1h), Zweibrücken Airport (110 km / 1 hr 20 min).

The priority line is for: — holders of a Centre Pompidou-Metz "Pass" membership card — disabled visitors and a companion — persons with reservations or pre-paid admission — holders of an Icom, Icomos or Aica card, — journalists with a press card.

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