Bureau Barbier Bouvet

After Service, 2017

Exhibition catalogue of the show at La Loge, Bruxelles

13×20 cm, 126 pages, Black and White, Softcover

ISBN: 9781389843426

July 2017

10€ Buy


Bending (standing lamp), 2010

Stainless Steel, electrical Fittings

H160xL60xW40cm

E14 bulb included on demand

600€ Buy


Bending (table/wall lamp), 2010

Stainless steel, electrical fittings

Around L25xW30xH25cm

This lamp can also be hooked on the wall

E14 bulb included on demand

400€ Buy


Bending (wall lamp A), 2018

Stainless steel, electrical fittings

Around H30xW20cm

E14 bulb included on demand

400€ Buy


Bending (wall lamp B), 2020

Stainless steel, electrical fittings

Around H30xW20cm

E14 bulb included on demand

400€ Buy


Bending (chandelier down), 2013

Stainless steel, electrical fittings

Around H110xL50xW50cm

200cm chain and hook included

E14 bulb included on demand

900€ Buy


Bending (chandelier straight), 2020

Stainless steel, electrical fittings

Around D100xH30cm

200cm chain and hook included

E14 bulb on demand

900€ Buy


Bending (chandelier 2 bulbs), 2014

Stainless steel, electrical fittings

H40xL50xW35cm

E14 bulb included on demand

600€ Buy


Bureau Barbier Bouvet is a practice for the fields of contemporary art and design.

The Bureau is the conceptual and economical orientation of the personal practice of Stephane Barbier Bouvet. 

Economy of gesture and means, sustainability and a critical approach are at the centre of the practice.

Following the application of our methodology and systems of production to the contemporary art field, we are now moving to work with different formats such as the domestic space, industrial production and public commissions. 

We hope to democratise the practice by applying its uncompromising qualities to more available productions. 

This website is also used as a platform for the distribution of objects developed for previous commissions. They are produced in our studio. 

Stephane is represented by Maniera in Brussels and Salle Principale in Paris.


Go for the day or stay for the night at Palama, a refuge overlooking Marseille.


[Solo] solo show

[GE] group exhibition

[Dis] display 

[D] design / direction

[Edu] education / lecture

[O]  Other


2021

The Spectacle of Our Lives [GE], De Studio, Antwerp, Cur: Deborah Bowmann 

Rendez Vous [GE], Salle Principale, Paris

Back Matters [GE], Macro, Roma

Lustrerie [GE],  Maniera, Brussels

[Edu] Teacher at the Master in Social Design, Design Academy, Eindhoven 


2020

[Dis] It Never Ends, Museum reception, hospitality and 60 seats café, Pompidou Kanal, Brussels 

[O] Palama, a refuge in the frame of Manifesta13, Marseille, with works of Allison Katz, Boy Vereecken and Camilla Wills

[GE] Summer Residency, De Beir House, Knokke

[D] Different furnitures for the coworking space Central Gate (900 seats) for Silversquare, Brussels

[GE] Grand Salon, CAC Passages, Troyes, Cur: Deborah Bowmann

[D] Design of made to measure kitchens for a mountain chalet in the French Alps

[GE] The Corner Piece, Complete Works, Geneva, Cur: Ligia Dias

[Edu] Teacher at the Master in Social Design, Design Academy, Eindhoven


2019

[Solo] People, Maniera, Brussels

[Solo] Design As We Speak, Zaventem Ateliers

[D] Design of a mobile 20m2 cabin in Les Cevennes

[D] Transformation of a hunting cabin into an autonomous common, Marseille

[D] Renovation of a traditional swiss shed into an artist residency, Maloja (CH) (unrealised)

[D] Design of a made to measure kitchen system for a private commission in London

A chair, projected [GE], BolteLang, Zurich, Cur: Burkhard Meltzer

[Edu] Teacher at the Master in Social Design, Design Academy, Eindhoven


2018

Sun Down [Dis], display of the collection of galerie Baertschi et Cie, Geneva, Cur: Yann Chateigné

Présent [GE], Musee van Buuren, Brussels, cur: Michel van Dyck

[D] Design of display structures for artist Lili Reynaud Dewar

[D] scenography of a virtual reality booth for artist Melodie Mousset 

Showroom [Pre], galerie Maniera, Brussels 

[Edu] Teacher at the Master in Social Design, Design Academy, Eindhoven


2017

After Service [Solo], La Loge, Brussels, cur: Anne-Claire Schmitz

IL NUOVO III [GE], Les établissements d’en face, Brussels

Performing Knowledge [GE], Dienstgebaude, Zurich

Potemkin Palace [GE], National Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria, Cur: Emile Oroumov

[D] Les Agapes, Permanent instalation for public programs for the exhibition center La Loge, Brussels

1977 [GE], Centre d’art de l’Onde, Velizy-Villacoublay

Lucky Larry’s Cosmic Commune [GE], Cité du design Saint Etienne Cur: Jerszy Seymour 

[Edu] Guest teacher at Ensba Lyon

[Edu] Guest teacher at the Master in Social Design, Design Academy, Eindhoven


2016

[D] Interior design of the artist residencies of Fondation Luma, Arles, 

Labor Zero Labor [Dis], l-0-l.org, Friche de la Belle de Mai, Marseille cur: Celine Kopp 

Terrace [GE], Swiss Art Awards, Basel

Dating Greek and other beauties part 3 [Solo], Live in Your Head, Geneva, cur: Yann Chateigné

Dating Greek and other beauties part 2 [Solo], La Fabbrica, Ascona (CH) cur: Noah Stolz

Dating Greek and other beauties part 1 [Solo], La Rada, Locarno (CH) cur: C. Sanchez and N. Stohlz

Terrace [GE], Swiss Art Awards, Basel

Irony comes from a vanishing point [GE], Galeria Stereo, Warsaw

Les Fausses Dents du Prince [GE], Deborah Baumann, Brussels

[D] Design of offices sytems and furniture for BETC-Euro RSCG advertising agency, Pantin.

[Edu] Co-head with Erasmus Sherjon of the project The Wandering School, Dirty Art Department at Macao, Milano. 

[Edu] Guest tutor for first semester at Ecole superieur des Beaux Arts de Bordeaux


2015

Amygdalia [GE], with Vanessa Safavi, Breeder gallery, Athens

Bookshop La Librairie [D] (Oraibi and Beck Books), Geneva, with Elise van Mourik.

Hotspot [Solo], Nicc, Bruxelles, cur: Filip Gilissen

Kitchen system Stack [D], Bordeaux. nominated for Swiss Design Awards

D’une main invisible [GE], Salle Principale, Paris. Cur: Emile Oroumov

Week End [Solo], galerie Salle Principale, Paris

[Edu] Workshop at Ecole Supérieur des Beaux-Arts d’Angers

[Edu] Diploma supervisor at Ensci-les Ateliers, Paris

[Edu] Conference at Ensba Limoges


2014

Frapuccino [Solo], galerie Truth and Consequences, Geneva

Blue curtains [GE], Black Coffee, PostNorma, Amsterdam

Undisclosed Recipient [GE], Galerie Torri, Paris

[D] Private commission for the shelving System Olivia

Full HD retrospective [GE], Swiss Art Awards, Basel

Pier on the Dordogne River in Asques [D], France (on hold)

Les dérivés de la photographie [GE], (as Kaiser Kraft) FRAC Aquitaine, Bordeaux

[Edu] Funding Member and Senior tutor at the Dirty Art Department, Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam. (2010-2014)


2013

Seigneur, accorde à l’esprit un crédit à la production [GE], Circuit, Lausanne. Cur: Axelle Stiefel, T. Lavoyer

La Vie Materielle [GE], Fondation Ricard, Paris. Cur: Yann Chateigné

Mr. I [GE], Galerie Graff Mourgue d’Algue, Geneva, (as Kaiser Kraft)

Circulation [D] (handrails) enters the Parking Club catalogue, Amsterdam

Nomadic Furniture 3.0 [GE], MAK, Vienna. Cur: Sebastian Hackenshmidt

Une Preface [GE], Fond Regional d’Art Contemporain d’Ile de France, Paris. Cur Elodie Royer et Yoann Gourmel

Culturisme [GE], espace Jeudi, Geneva

[D] Design of different furnitures for the Casa Tabarelli by Carlo Scarpa, Bolzano. cloth cabinet, table, paravent

Hotel Abisso [GE], Centre d’art Contemporain, Genève. Cur: Andrea Bellini, Tiphanie Blanc, (as Kaiser Kraft)

Lighting design for the exhibition Hotel Abisso [Dis], Centre d’art Contemporain, Geneva. (Kaiser Kraft)

[D] Furniture for Daniel Dewar and Gicquel at the galerie Graff Mourgue d’algue, Geneva. (Kaiser Kraft)

If I was John Armleder [GE], Art Geneve, Geneva, Cur: Luca Cerizza

[Edu] President of diploma jury (DNSEP-design) at ecole des beaux arts de Lyon

[Edu] Guest professor for winter semester at Hochschule für Künste, Bremen

[Edu] guest Teacher at Beaux Arts de Bordeaux (workshop)

[Edu] Funding Member and Senior tutor at the Dirty Art Department, Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam. (2010-2014)


2012

Josef Hannibal devient forme... [GE], Toshiba House, Besançon

Present Future [Solo], Artissima 19, Torino

L’artotheque de Belleville [Dis], le 104, Paris. (scenography), project by myself cancelled right after opening

La demeure Joyeuse II [Dis], galerie Francesca Pia, Zurich

Standard and Poor’s [Solo], Galerie Graff Mourgue d’Algue, Geneva

Mr X [GE], Galerie Graff Mourgue d’Algue, Geneve, (as Kaiser Kraft)

CCLA (Centre Culturel Les Arques) [GE], Les Arques, (as Kaiser Kraft)

Cluster [GE], 1m3, Lausanne. Cur: Jeanne Graff

[Edu] Funding Member and Senior tutor at the Dirty Art Department, Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam. (2010-2014)


2011

Mr C [GE], Galerie Graff Mourgue d’Algue, Geneve, (Kaiser Kraft)

Totem and taboo [GE], Raum 21, Museum Quartier, Vienna

A Grammar of the Third Person [GE], Corner College, Zurich, Cur: Burkhard Meltzer and Tido von Oppeln

Post... [GE], Galerie Mica, Rennes

Diplay Units [Solo], Live in Your Head, Genève Cur: Yann Chateigné

[Dis] Exhibition design for the Swiss Design Awards show at Mudac, Lausanne

[D] Wall systems for the show of Benjamin Valenza Working Class Hero, Zoo Galerie, Nantes

[D] Reorganisation of Live in Your Head with the Head’s students , Geneva

[Edu] Funding Member and Senior tutor at the Dirty Art Department, Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam. (2010-2014)

[Edu] Baba, experimental post-diploma school in collaboration with Karina Bisch. Lili Reynaud Dewar, Nicolas Char don, Daniel Dewar and the participants, Paris

[Edu] Guest teacher at Ecole Nationale Supérieur des Beaux-Arts de Limoges (workshop)

[Edu] Guest teacher at Haute Ecole d’art et de Design (Head), Genève (workshop et exposition)


2010

Hexagone [GE], Nouveau Design Français, Espace Lausannois d’Art Contemporain, Lausanne

Le Fun Palace [Dis], Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, cur: Y.Chateigné, T.Blanc, V. Normand

Portrait de Portrait de l’artiste en motocyliste [GE], Le Magasin, Grenoble. Cur: O. Mosset

Post War Masters [Solo], Berlin-Weekly, Berlin

A Stone is a stone [GE], Centro Culturale Svizzero di Milano

Carnotzet [GE], Car Project, Bologna, cur: Cristiano Raimondi

Jef Chair [D] for Emmaüs France organised by la Fabrique Solid

Totem and Taboo [GE], Oratorio della Passione, Milano. Cur: Waaso

Dimensional narratives [Pre], Furniture with Jelena Martinovic, Galerie Claudia Groeflin, Zurich

Portrait de Portrait de l’artiste en motocyliste [GE], Musée des Beaux arts, La Chaux-de-Fond. Cur: O. Mosset

[Edu] Guest teacher at Ecole Supérieure d’Art de Toulon. (workshop)


2009

Object, Furniture and Patterns [GE], Art Since ‘69, New York. Cur: Fabienne Stefan & Paul-Aymar Mourgue d’Algue

Present Future [Solo], with Adrien Missika, Artissima 16, Torino. Cur: Simone Menegoi

Booth design for Kaleidoscope magazine [D], Artissima 16, Torino

Act Local [Solo], with Adrien Rovero, Tour des Templiers, Hyères. Cur: Catherine Geel

[D] Street furniture Grand Vase Public for the city of Hyères

The Coalition of Amateurs [GE], Mudam, Luxembourg. Cur: Jerszy Seymour

Bar for the performance festival Hesperides II [Dis], Musée des Beaux-Art de Lausanne

Entrance desk ASA-desk [D] for the lawyer office ASA, Marseille

Chez Josette [Dis], 1m3, Lausanne

Fabriques [Dis], with Adrien Missika, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Genève. Cur: Denis Pernet

[Edu] guest teacher at Ecole Supérieure d’Art et de Design, Reims. (workshop)


2008

Le Spectrarium [GE], Fondation le Corbusier

Josef Hannibal Now! [GE], Galerie Blancpain, Geneva

Design Parade 3 [GE], Villa Noailles, Hyères

Le Jardin d’Hiver [GE], 1m3, Lausanne

[Edu] Weekly workshop at atelier for kids, Villa Noailles, Hyères


2007

The Use of Black Holes as an Energy Source [GE], Espace Basta, Lausanne

Exposition de multiples [GE], Galerie Forde, Genève


2006

Material science [GE], La Maison Rouge, Paris

Design Parade 1 [GE], Villa Noailles, Hyères

[O] funding Member of 1m3 exhibition space, lausanne (2006-2013)


2002–2006

Ecole Cantonale d’Art de Lausanne, Switzerland



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