“Dans un nuage de pixels” is one of the latest furniture projects designed by Mobilier National’s manufactories and workshops. Finalised in 2021, this artistic project is composed of a collection of furniture imagined by artist Miguel Chevalier and designers A+A Cooren (Aki and Arnaud).
As a supporter of crafts and creation since the 17th century, Mobilier National’s mission is to ensure the preservation and restoration of its unique collections, to perpetuate and pass down exceptional craftsmanship. As a major heritage site, the institution is also an important actor of contemporary creation and the promotion of French decorative arts. Mobilier national owns a collection of tens of thousands of furniture pieces and objects meant to furnish and decorate the official buildings of the Republic in France and abroad. More than three hundred and forty women and men work daily to maintain, practice or promote the institution’s excellent know-how, in Paris and throughout France. The Gobelins and Beauvais manufactories are dedicated to tapestry, the Savonnerie manufactory to rugs, and the Puy-en-Velay and Alençon workshops to lace. Seven restoration workshops are in charge of various specialties of wood, metal and textile. Definitely forward-looking, the institution has a Research and creation workshop (Atelier de Recherche et de Création – the ARC) created in 1964 on the initiative of André Malraux in order to promote creation and contemporary design in France. The ARC is an unrivalled showcase for design and endlessly creates, as ordered by the State, excellence prototypes in close collaboration with the best French designers.