Eugène Viollet-le-Duc has his name etched in France’s architectural history for restoring medieval structures such as the cathedral Notre Dame de Paris in the 19th century. This large exhibition was held at the Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine in the Chaillot palace in Paris to mark the 200th Anniversary of his birth. It was a broad-ranging project that covered his background until his great success as an architect and restorer, his non-architectural works and some historical background of that age.
As the contents of the exhibition were of tremendous interest to me personally, I was excited to have been appointed to undertake the lighting design. Although it took great effort to provide an overall consistency by bringing out the qualities of the different colors of scenography and accentuating the various exhibited items from rough sketches to sculptures and furniture, the reaction from the opening was better than expected, and the exhibition finished as a great success.
: Cité de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine
Project Team : Didier Blin
Dates : 2014
Surface : 950 m2