The exhibition features also objects with a history either forgotten or unknown by the Western public, like these Japanese boro, popular clothing made of assembled pieces of fabrics, then traditionally dyed with indigo. Because the museum is close to Le Corbusier’s Cité Frugès at Pessac, recently listed as a World Heritage by Unesco, the exhibition will make an architectural foray to show the role played by architectural polychromy in Le Corbusier’s work, tested for the first time during the construction of this workers’ housing estate, in the town of Pessac, just to the southwest of Bordeaux (1924–1926).
until 5 November 2017
Oh Couleurs! Design through the lens of colour
Musée des Arts décoratifs et du Design in Bordeaux
rue Bouffard 39, Bordeaux