Boisbuchet’s workshops are an initiative of Vitra Design Museum’s founding director Alexander von Vegesack who purchased the property in 1986.
An architectural park in South-West France, Boisbuchet features unique buildings created by international visiting architects from Asia, Europe and America. These contemporary buildings provide contrast to Boisbuchet’s traditional buildings including a 19th century manor house, the Chateau de Boisbuchet overlooking the Vienne River, a farmhouse and mill.
The focus for the 2016 workshop series is “Origin and Translation”. Organisers are planning a program designed to expand and celebrate living in a world of global tolerance.
This year’s Boisbuchet program presents 47 tutors from 20 countries from a diverse range of creative practices – furniture and product design, floral and landscape design, choreography, fashion and costume design, art, curating, scenography, installation design, interior design and architecture, lighting, robotics and engineering.
To put creative minds to the test the program will question what our role models are and unravel what is authentic and original in design. Workshops will expand on how projects are influenced by reproduction or imitation, and discuss interpretation and translations of existing design and creative thought processes.
The Boisbuchet workshop calendar features the weekly run down of events.