In keeping with its missions, the Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres offers on-site residencies to international artists and designers who explore and experiment with, each in his or her own way, ceramics – particularly porcelain, a material as fascinating as it is complex. Guest artists can draw inspiration from Sèvres’ vast repertoire of several hundred forms. They also have access to its exceptional palette of over a thousand colours, which can be further enriched by new shades upon their request. The Manufacture’s resident artists and its artisans thus benefit from this constant creative dialogue. And in this manner, new works of art and decorative objects further extend and enrich Sèvres’ history and heritage, before their acquisition by collectors, cultural institutions and the Palaces of the French Republic.
For its first participation to the PAD Monaco, Sèvres will present one of the most emblematic pieces in the history of the Manufacture, the Vaisseau à mât vase, of which only a few are visible in the largest collections in the world. This exceptional new edition will be exhibited next to contemporary creations made in collaboration with internationally renowned artists and designers, such as Julio Le Parc and matali crasset.