Exposition Martine Bedin, l’objet déluré, lampe Super (1981) dans le salon de Gascq du musée des Arts décoratifs et du Design © madd Bordeaux - L. Gauthier

the madd

the musée
des Arts

et du Design,

The museum is installed in a private residence built in Bordeaux between 1775 and 1779 for Pierre de Raymond de Lalande, a parliamentary councillor. This house would change its status over the years.

In 1880 it was purchased by the City which first of all installed its police departments in it, and built a prison behind it, where the garden used to be. The City then installed in it a first Museum of Ancient Art, in 1924, which would duly be turned into a Museum of Decorative Arts in 1955. In 1984, the museum was converted to evoke a wealthy aristocratic residence, emblematic of the Enlightenment in Bordeaux. The museum’s collections of furnishings, ceramics, glassware, gold and silver work, musical and measuring instruments, miniatures, tableware and personal items represent a fine example of French decorative arts, from Bordeaux in particular, of the 18th and 19th centuries, and provide testimony of the history of Bordeaux, major trading port in the 18th century. In January 2013, Constance Rubini, who had been appointed director of the museum, asked the Supreme Council of the Museums of France (Haut Conseil des Musées de France) to alter the museum’s name to the “musée des Arts décoratifs et du Design”, in order to give visibility to the institution’s wish to become an important place for the diffusion of design culture in France.


houselife, affiche de Fanette Mellier

Design graphique : Fanette Mellier

exhibition / design


the Design Collection
from the Centre national
des arts plastiques
(National Center For Visual Arts)
at the Musée des Arts décoratifs
et du Design in Bordeaux

from 24.09.16
to 05.02.17 (extended)

From 24 september 2016 to 5 february 2017 (extended), the “Musée des Arts décoratifs et du Design” (madd) in Bordeaux will be playing host to more than 300 pieces from the Fonds national d’art contemporain, the National Contemporary Art Collection, which is held by the Centre national des arts plastiques (Cnap). This collection, one of the largest in Europe, contains some of the most significant works of contemporary designers, French and international alike. This project is an opportunity to offer pieces of furniture and other objects the context which was originally theirs: a domestic world.

The exhibition will thus be held in two venues, in two extraordinary houses :

  • the hôtel de Lalande, built in the 18th century, is a jewel of UNESCO’s Bordeaux heritage which houses the “Musée des Arts décoratifs et du Design” in Bordeaux (from 24 sept 16 to 5 feb 17)

    Alessandro Mendini, Oggetto banale, 1980
    Salon de Gascq - au musée des Arts décoratifs
    et du Design
    Cnap © photo : madd Bordeaux - J.-C.Garcia

  • the Maison à Floirac, is a fine example of contemporary and private architecture which re-invents the relations between exterior and interior, between space and function and between property and furniture, just a stone’s throw from Bordeaux’s centre
From 30 sept to 10 dec 16 
On Friday and Saturday at 11 am and 2 pm, only by reservation at the museum
More info and prices

Marcel Wanders, Knotted Chair, 1996 - Maison Lemoine, Cnap © photo : madd Bordeaux - J.-C. Garcia

around the show Houselife

Raphaël Pluvinage, Marianne Cauvard Noisy Jelly, 2012, FNAC 2014-0393 [1à18], Centre national des arts plastiques

The project Noisy Jelly and its process of creation
Maison Frugès - Le Corbusier à Pessac

01 December 2016 - 31 January 2017
In the Municipal House of the Cité Frugès, recently added to the UNESCO World Heritage list, as part of the exhibition Houselife, the madd and the Cnap are organizing an exhibition of the works of Raphaël Pluvinage and Marianne Cauvard in the Noisy Jelly project .
Cité Frugès – le Corbusier, 4 rue Le Corbusier, 33600 Pessac.
Open Wednesday to Saturday from 10am to 1pm and from 2pm to 6pm, Sunday from 2pm to 6pm.
Closed on 25 December 2016 and 1 January 2017.
More info : 05 57 93 65 40, kiosque@mairie-pessac.fr

Museum Thursdays
New meetings, lectures and visits in collaboration with EBABX students.
Guests: the designers Pierre Charpin, Konstantin Grcic, Judith Seng, the Bouroullec brothers, etc. (modifications possible).

Extra-mural circuit: the habitat in Bordeaux
The museum is associated with Bordeaux Patrimoine Mondial - Centre d’Interprétation de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine and the Office de Tourisme et des Congrès de Bordeaux Métropole to offer visits to different types of dwellings in Bordeaux: stalls and workshops, 18th century architecture , 19th century buildings, Art nouveau, Art Déco and contemporary dwellings.

Book published to mark the exhibition
Graphic design by Sp Millot and photographs by Patrick Faigenbaum (Henri Cartier-Bresson prize in 2013).
Price : 25€

Booklet guide for adults and booklet-maquette for children

Guided visits for adults / families
Admission fees, timetables and conditions in the practical information section

Visits and workshops with snacks for juniors (6/11 years old)
For individuals: spacious centres , and for schoolchildren: made-to-measure visits accompanied by a cultural mediator, and workshops with snacks organized as part of the exhibition Houselife.

The musée des Arts décoratifs et du Design warmly thanks Hélène Lemoine.

The exhibition is supported by:

Château Haut-Bailly
patron of honor

Fraysse & Associés
faithful partner

Perfumers from IFF (International Flavors & Fragrances), directed by Frédéric Malle; Scentys ; The young composers from the class of electroacoustic composing from the Jacques Thibaud Bordeaux Conservatoire, Professor Christophe Havel; Bordeaux Métropole and Keolis Bordeaux Métropole; Canopé – network for pedagogical design and support; Bordeaux Patrimoine Mondial, Centre for the Interpretation of Architecture and Heritage (CIAP); The Town Hall of Floirac; The Town Hall of Pessac; Tourist Office and Congress of Bordeaux Métropole; Samsung; Versusmobili; Bose® By Access Images; SIA; Jade Design; Friends of madd; Château Nairac; DIVA; trading company; Le Chapon Fin

Media partners: Le Monde; France Culture; Junkpage; Mollat – Station Ausone

“Le discours du ministre”, from an original drawing by André Devambez, January 21, 1920, private collection of Jean-Maurice Sacré

exhibition / decorative art

the history sits down to eat

menus from
the private collection
of Jean-Maurice Sacré.

from 17.11.16
to 26.02.17

This exhibition is presenting more than 200 hitherto unpublished menus coming from a private collection.

Illustrious hosts invite the public to their table, from king George II (menu of 1737) to J.F.Kennedy (1961) by way of Napoleon III and the empress Eugénie (1852-1870), their Austrian counterparts Franz-Josef and Sisi, her cousin Ludwig II of Bavaria, Czar Nicholas II, as well as the Shah of Iran and presidents of the French Republic. Alongside these sumptuous repasts there will also be menus from the trenches (1914-1918) and the siege of Paris (1870-1871): an extraordinary poster will present a menu where fine wines accompany a … rat ragout!
A rich and most interesting journey that will recount history for us… through menus.

Opening thursday, november 17 at 7 pm.

More info and prices

Invitation card for a reception in honor of the Prince of Wales at the Guildhall, London, May 19, 1876 , private collection of Jean-Maurice Sacré

around the exhibition

A publication

A banquet : organized in the madd as part of the event Bordeaux S.O GOOD (19 november).

A meetings cycle as part of Museum Thursdays: a meeting with Patrick Rambourg, a historian specializing in cuisine and gastronomy; presentation of the book A la table des diplomates, l’Histoire racontée par ses grands repas/At Diplomats’ tables: History told by its Great Meals (to be published in November 2016), with contributions from twenty authors specializing in tableware, cuisine and protocol; meetings with chefs and gastronomy professionals.

Tastings: throughout the show, students of the “Bordeaux École Supérieure de la Table”, in the FERRANDI class, will be at work in their school restaurant serving canapés resulting from a re-interpretation of the menus on view in the exhibition. An event, again inspired by the contents of the show, will be organized in the museum by student cooks, pastry-cooks and managers of this establishment.

Guides visits for adults / families

Booklet-game for children

The exhibition is supported by:

Château Haut-Bailly
patron of honor

Fraysse & Associés
faithful Partner

Baccarat, Bordeaux S.O GOOD, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Bordeaux, the Bordeaux FERRANDI training “école supérieure de la table”, the Maison Christofle, the “Mission Française du Patrimoine et des Cultures Alimentaires”, Mumm champagne and the “Présidence de la République”.

museum thursdays

à l’Infini. cycle sur le graphisme 3/3 with Véronique Marrier and Franck Tallon © photo : madd Bordeaux - V.Pertseva


museum thursdays

a theme, a meeting, a drink

Every Thursday at 7 pm, from October to May, the museum invites the public to come and see the work of someone from the world of decorative arts and design, visit the museum’s attics and attend a presentation of a specific theme connected to the collections.

The guests:

Design - In collaboration with the EBABX students: Pierre Charpin, les frères Bouroullec, Jaime Hayon, Konstantin Grcic, Franck Tallon, Fanette Mellier, Judith Seng, etc.

Decorative arts : Patrick Guibal, Adrien Goetz, Patrick Rambourg, Odile Nouvel, Georges Brunel, Eric Mension-Rigau, etc.
Organized by the Friends of the madd.
Supported by

and the Crus Bourgeois du Médoc.

Admission free for students.
Friends of the madd : 5€.
Non-members: 8€.
By reservation (number of places limited) on 05 56 10 14 04 
or at this email address: c.boubila@mairie-bordeaux.fr


© photo : madd Bordeaux - V.Pertseva


the madd Team

the young friends
of the madd club

Becoming a member of this club offers access to the organization of birthdays at the museum and to openings designed for young people (visit, workshop, snack, meetings with artists, as well as many privileges throughout the year.

Annual membership fee: 10€

Registration at 05 56 10 14 05
or artdeco.publics@mairie-bordeaux.fr

the object of the month

Anonymous painter, La Duchesse de Berry partant pour l’exil, around 1835/1840, oil on canvas, purchase by the Town Hall of Bordeaux, in 1971 inv.71.4.1


the object of the month

Each month, an outstanding work from the collections, either shown in a room or on view in the reserves, yields its secrets.

The object of the month will come back at the end of the Houselife exhibition.


Château Haut-Bailly - Vineyard
© Clay-McLachlan

patron of honor

Château Haut-Bailly

the madd
since 2014

Château Haut-Bailly is a Graves Classified Growth located on the historical terroir of the Pessac-Léognan appellation. The wines reveal a style of elegance and unparalleled consistency.
Haut-Bailly has been supporting the madd since 2014, as well as other cultural institutions in Bordeaux.
In an exceptional setting just outside Bordeaux, Haut-Bailly organises customized events. Its Private Table and the talents of his Chef attract wine lovers in the world for a gastronomic experience at the château.



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39 rue Bouffard
33000 Bordeaux

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From 11 am to 6 pm.
Closed on Tuesdays and holidays.

admission fees

Permanent collections: Full fee 4€ / reduced fee: 2€*
Permanent collections+exhibitions: Full fee 5€ / reduced fee 2,5€*
Musées Bordeaux Pass: single 20€ / for two: 30€

* Reduced rate for job-seekers, students and group with less than 10 persons.

Free for the Friends of the musée des Arts décoratifs et du Design; holders of the Carte jeune (under 16) and their supervisor; holders of the Pass Musées Bordeaux.

visits and fees for the houselife exhibition

at the musée des Arts décoratifs et du Design

24 September 2016 - 29 January 2017
Full fee 5€ / reduced fee 2,5€*
Guided visit every Saturday and Sunday at 3 pm
No reservation necessary
fee ticket + 3€.

at the Maison à Floirac

24 September - 10 December 2016
Two visits accompanied by a mediator on Fridays and Saturdays at 11 am and 2 pm, by reservation at the museum.
Travel to the Maison à Floirac by the madd shuttle only: 7€

musée des Arts décoratifs et du Design + Maison à Floirac

Fees: 9.5 €

visits and fees for the l’histoire se met à table, les menus de la collection Jean-Maurice Sacré exhibition

17 novembre 2016 - 26 février 2017
Full fee 5€ / reduced fee 2,5€*
Guided visit every Saturday and Sunday at 3 pm
No reservation necessary
fee ticket + 3€.

group visits

Price and registration at 05 56 10 14 05 or through artdeco.publics@mairie-bordeaux.fr

junior tour

3rd Sunday of the month
By registration at 05 56 10 14 05 or through artdeco.publics@mairie-bordeaux.fr


The museum of Decorative arts and Design thanks

  • Château Haut-Bailly,
    Patron of Honor
  • Fraysse et Associés,
    Faithful Partner
  • Les Amis du musée des Arts décoratifs et du Design