Design Workshop @ Boisbuchet, France


Design Workshops at Boisbuchet / France

July – September 2007 In collaboration with the Vitra Design Museum and the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, the CentreInternational de Recherche et d’Education Culturelle et Agricole (C.I.R.E.C.A.) organises every year aseries of interdisciplinary summer workshops. Participants from all over the world live and work for one week with renowned designers, architects and artists at the Domaine de Boisbuchet (16500 Lessac), an idyllic country estate in the Southwest of France.

The aim of these courses is not to produce a “perfect” product, but to offer insights into design processes and the challenges involved – challenges to think rationally, work imaginatively and display manual dexterity. The courses on offer focus on the practical, creative work and range from very concrete topics to questions which have purposely been left open.

In the evenings a versatile accompanying programme is offered with lectures, discussions and general leisure activities. The extensive park-like estate of the Domaine de Boisbuchet is perfect for jogging and rambling, and a private lake invites for swimming and fishing.

Depending on the duration of the course, the participation fee, including accommodation, fullboard and all materials, is 645 / 950 / 1150 Euro for students and 845 / 1150 / 1450 Euro for other participants.

Please find detailed information on the workshop programme 2007 at our websites: and