“100 masterpieces of design”, a book to discover as soon as possible!

Today, we take you to our library to discover the book“100 masterpieces of design, in the collections of the Centre Pompidou“!

The Centre national d’art et de culture Georges-Pompidou was born from the desire to create a cultural institution dedicated to modern and contemporary creation, bringing together multiple arts: writing, painting, design, music and cinema. Two major and complementary players in the field of design are united within this famous cultural venue: the Centre de création industrielle (CCI) and the Musée national d’art moderne (MNAM).

It was not until 1992 and the decision of Dominique Bozo – President of the Centre – that two exceptional and important collections dedicated to design and architecture were born. Thanks to a policy of acquisition, donations from designers and the Société des Amis du Musée, the collections have been enriched and now enjoy international recognition! They are regularly the subject of loan requests from major museums around the world.

Of the 8,000 incredible pieces in the Centre Pompidou‘s collections, 100 were selected for the book“100 masterpieces of design“, written under the direction of Françoise Guichon and Frédéric Migayrou. This complex selection was driven by the desire to best represent the dynamism, richness and variety of the collections. When reading the book, you will find not only iconic pieces but also works that are little known to the general public, French masterpieces, creations by foreign designers… A true palette representative of the different artistic currents of the 20th century!

If you wish to enrich your design culture by reading clear texts and discovering beautiful visuals, we highly recommend this beautiful book!