“The things in QUIZ are rare, perverse, deceptive, unscrupulous, devoid of morals and history, and implicitly critical.”

QUIZ explores the boundaries between art and design via some 100 works by international artists and designers.

These are hybrid objects that stubbornly resist being placed within pre-established typologies of sculpture, products, furniture and so on. They are hard to recognise, intriguing and puzzling, and they encourage us to look at them and appreciate them with open minds.

At a time when the permeability of borders is being advocated, does it still make sense to make a distinction between art and design? Has the question of the status of objects become obsolete? All the pieces selected for this project, whose forms explore the notion of “thingness”, help us to answer these questions.


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Bilingual English / French edition

Texts by Kirsty Bell, Claire Brunet, Emily King, Robert Stadler, Alexis Vaillant

With works by Afsa Cyril, Tomas Alonso, Ron Arad, John M Armleder, Richard Artschwager, Hope Atherton, Aldo Bakker, Vincent Beaurin, Max Bill, Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, Robert Breer, Pierre Charpin, Toby Christian, Paul Cocksedge, Martin Creed, Aaron Curry, Björn Dahlström, Richard Deacon, Thea Djordjadze, Anthony Dunne, Naoto Fukasawa, Laureline Galliot, Gatti-Paolini-Teodoro, Francisco Gomez Paz, Konstantin Grcic, Thomas Grünfeld, Gitta Gschwendtner, Dario Guccio, Zaha Hadid, Thomas Heatherwick, Pablo Helguera, Roger Hiorns, Donald Judd, Friedrich Kiesler, Katarzyna Kobro, Max Lamb, Ross Lovegrove, Enzo Mari, Helen Marten, Alessandro Mendini, Mathieu Mercier, Bruno Munari, David Musgrave, Philip Newcombe, Normal Studio, Jérôme Olivet, Manfred Pernice, Olivier Peyricot, Gianni Piacentino, Amalia Pica, Gio Ponti, Bertjan Pot, Fiona Raby, Tobias Rehberger, Milos Ristin, Gerwald Rockenschaub, Eva Rotschild, Karin Ruggaber, Marc Sarrazin, Ettore Sottssass, Robert Stadler, Philippe Stark, Ricky Swallow, Blair Thurman, Oscar Tuazon, Pierre Vadi, Maarten Van Severen, Marcel Wanders, Gary Webb, Nicole Wermers, Franz West, Tokujin Yoshioka, Heimo Zobernig

92 colour reproductions

5 black-and-white reproductions

168 pages

22 × 28 × 2,2 cm

Full cloth hardcover

Published on 01/09/2014

ISBN : 978-2-917217-57-3

Graphic designer: Ill Studio