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VIA : Promoting Le French Design

VIA is a discussion platform and exhibition
venue dedicated to creativity and innovation in furniture

le french design

VIA (Valorisation de l’Innovation dans l’Ameublement – Promotion of Innovation in Furniture Design)

is a discussion platform and exhibition venue, founded in 1979 at the initiative of CODIFAB (Committee for Development of the French Furniture and Wood Industries) with the support of the Ministry of Industry, tasked with the following key roles:

To promote creation and innovation in the furniture sector

and home and professional lifestyle design (furniture, lights, tableware, decorative accessories, carpets, furnishing textiles, etc.) both in France and abroad.

To organise initiatives

aimed at developing France as a platform for the expression of international creativity in the home and lifestyle sector.

To support new creative talent:

for over 35 years, VIA has earned a solid reputation by uncovering international talent.

Creators supported by the VIA

Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec

matali crasset


Jean-Paul Gaultier


Philippe Starck

François Azambourg

François Bauchet

Martine Bedin

René Bouchara

Ronan Bouroullec

Michel Cadestin

René-Jean Caillette

Jean-Charles de Castelbajac

Pierre Charpin

Alain Chauvel

matali crasset


Thibault Desombre

Sylvain Dubuisson

Christian Duc

Bernard Fric

Elizabeth Garouste et Mattia Bonetti

Olivier Gagnère

Jean-Paul Gaultier

Kristian Gavoille

Christian Germanaz

Jean-Louis Godivier

Jean-Louis Guinochet

Häberli & Marchand

Patrice Hardy

Marc Held

Hans Hopfer

Patrick Jouin

Eric Jourdan

Mathieu Lehanneur

ArikLevy & PippoLionni (L.Design)

Christian Liaigre

Jean-Marie Massaud

Olivier Mourgue

Pascal Mourgue

Jean Nouvel


Patrick Pagnon et Claude Pelhaître

Christophe Pillet

Andrée Putman

RADI designers

Eric Raffy

Iréna Rosinski

Inga Sempé

Matt Sindall

Philippe Starck

Martin Szekely

Tsé & Tsé

Emmanuelle Torck & Emmanuelle Noirot

Jean-Michel Wilmotte

VIA in figures


Project grants

Carried out since the creation of the VIA


+ 10 events / year

Organized in the Galerie VIA: exhibitions, workshops, product launches, Cinna Award, Observeur du design ...



Available in the photo library www.viagallery.fr



Realized in 2016 within our incubator: development of innovative collaborations between companies and designers



Referenced in our database