Ateliers Aquatiques

Artist Arthur Hoffner invites the children to collectively build a small fountain from recycled and reclaimed elements.
"Ateliers Aquatiques" is a design project around the fountain. It is a reflection on the essential link between Man and falling water, in order to consider the fountain, this domestication of a piece of nature, as an opportunity for wonder, and to reinvent this scenography of the superfluous in a world subject to utility. The aim here is to consider design as a mischievous source of pleasure, offering a dreamlike sensitive experience, far from an instrumental relationship to the world.

For children from 6 to 12 years old
Lafayette Anticipations
Saturday 30 Nov 2019
from 03 pm to 05 pm
Sunday 01 Dec 2019
from 03 pm to 05 pm

Lafayette Anticipations
© Arthur Hoffner


Arthur Hoffner is a French visual artist born in 1990.

He became interested in ironwork at a very young age, which he perfected at the Coubertin Foundation with fellow students before studying applied arts at the Ecole Boulle. He then joined the ENSCI - Les Ateliers, where he obtained a master's degree in industrial design with the congratulations of the Jury in 2014.
His practice is located at the junction point between craftsmanship, sculpture and industrial design.
Passionate about the history of the techniques and the forms they generate, which seems to express the relationship of Man to the world through time, he seeks to establish in his work crossroads between millenary and emerging techniques, marriages between current forms and artifacts of vanished civilizations.

Arthur has worked with various companies such as La Gaîté Lyrique, the Théatre de Nanterre - Amandiers, Villa Noailles, Hermès, Van Cleef & Arpels, and the Manufacture de Sèvres. He has won numerous awards, including first prize in the Cinna design competition, the Déclics Jeunes scholarship from the Fondation de France, the call for projects Création en Cours from the Médicis workshops, the public prize for parade design at Villa Noailles and was recently awarded the FoRte scheme in the Ile de France region.

During the 63rd Salon de Montrouge in which he participated with a family of sculpture-fountains, he received the Révélations Arts Plastiques prize from ADAGP.