Lafayette Anticipations will open in March 2018 in the heart of Paris

Lafayette Anticipations – Fondation d’entreprise Galeries Lafayette announced its opening to the public in March 2018 at the 9 rue du Plâtre, in Paris. The Fondation was created in October 2013 by the Galeries Lafayette Group and at the initiative of Guillaume Houzé, who serves as its President. This general interest foundation offers international artists, from the fields of contemporary art, design and fashion, tailor-made resources to produce, experiment and exhibit new pieces. Infused with this mission and its unique identity, the Fondation d’entreprise Galeries Lafayette is the first multidisciplinary centre of this kind in France. The Fondation is housed in a 19th century industrial building located in the heart of the Marais, in Paris. Rem Koolhaas and his agency, OMA, are renovating the site. The architect has conceived the 2, 000m2 space

BOZAR shines the spotlight on a great post-war Belgian designer: Ado Chale

Aldo Chale, 89 years old, is a Brussels artist. He is an educated mineralogist and blacksmith, who uses precious and semi-precious stones and metals, crystals or petrified wood in his works of art, and approaches making furniture like a craftsman rather than as a designer. This very first retrospective outlines the career and the world of Ado Chale from 1966 to 2015, through carefully selected pieces of furniture and objects, such as his famous Goutte d’eau bronze table, inspired by pre-Columbian art. "It exists in several hundred copies, but its cooling process is random, and each cast, each casting of molten metal, each polishing makes it a unique piece, with its traces, ribs, scars and soul. " (Ado Chale) Chale also transfigured less noble, organic, vegetable materials, such as pepper grain, mother-of-pearl or his bone button mosaics, which have made him world famous. To name a few: his schist