Designers Catherine Geel

Catherine Geel
historian, project director, artistic director, editor

She led more than 25 development projects with orders from designers (Konstantin Grcic, the Bouroullec brothers, Jurgen Bey, Hella Jongerius, etc. between 2000 and today) and produces studies of industrial projects (Peugeot-Citroën , Évian etc. between 2005 and 2010).

She has organized and organizes a large number of cultural and research events as founder, general commissioner or associate commissioner, in France (Villa Noailles, ENSC, Bon Marché, etc.), in Belgium (Grand Hornu Images), in Switzerland (Fair Geneva) and Holland (NASA, Post Norma - Amsterdam): festivals, exhibitions, study days and symposia, studies. She directed a writing (Archistorm 2008-2011) and participated as a regular columnist in different media (France Culture, Le Monde, Süddeutsche Zeitung, etc. from 1998 to 2010) and directed or wrote various essays (2008-2014) at Galileo editions , at Les Presses du réel, Archisbooks, Cité du design, etc.

She teaches history and theory of design at the École normale supérieure de Cachan (since 2005) and at Ensba Lyon and founded and directed for five years the Dirty Art Department, Master of design and applied art at Sandberg Instituut (Amsterdam, 2010-2016).

Co-founder of the Festival Design Parade and associate curator at Villa Noailles, in charge of design exhibitions and their programming (2003-2012), she was a member of various acquisition committees (Frac Nord-Pas de Calais, Fnac, Craft, etc.) and producer of interviews on France Culture (Pierre Paulin, Andrea Branzi, etc., 2002-2008).  


16 rue Taylor – 75010 Paris 


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