Georges Zigrand Design Consultancy

Metalworks, designing & making

Within the framework of European Capital of Culture 2022, held in Esch-sur-Alzette (Luxembourg), I have curated and designed the exhibition ‘Metalworks, designing & making’ at the Konschthal in the city of Esch.
Esch was at the center of the European steel industry over the past hundred years or so and its heritage is shaped by the industry, offering an very poignant context to the exhibition subject.

For this project some forty contemporary design objects have been selected and divided into sixteen fabrication categories, each one of them exploring a particular method of processing metal.

Highlighting the diversity inherent to the material and the creative approaches, the different categories range from craft to high-tech. Each object has been carefully chosen for its intrinsic qualities and for its strong visual expression: They explicitly illustrate the manufacturing process by way of their form or finishing.

The exhibition illustrates how a material in combination with creativity and technical innovation lead to countless formal possibilities and encourage new exploration.

Participating designers:
Ron Arad, Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, Destroyers/Builders, Christophe De la Fontaine ( Dante Goods and Bads), Tom Dixon, Konstantin Grcic, Thomas Heatherwick, Jakob Jørgensen, Xavier Lust, Sigve Knutson, Max Lamb, Joris Laarman Lab, Philippe Malouin, Muller van Severen, PELLE, Lewis Power, Maarten van Severen, Studio Swine, Jonas Trampedach, Danny Venlet, Michael Young, Oskar Zieta.

Additionally, the Konschthal has edited a book in conjunction with the exhibition, published by London based Sternberg Press and available here:

Curation, exhibition scenography & design: Georges Zigrand Design Consultancy
Co-curator: Charlotte Masse, Konschthal
Graphic design: Laurent Daubach / Designbureau

mirror mirror, cultural reflections in fashion

mirror mirror, cultural reflections in fashion is a temporary exhibition at Mudam, Contemporary Art Museum of Luxembourg. It is showing the in-house fashion design collection acquired over the last 25 years. Some truly visionary pieces that have become iconic for its time.
We designed this exhibition in a space never before been fully used for this purpose due to its architectural presence, challenging light and lack of possibilities to fix or hang anything. We hijacked some architectural elements and played with the space to connect and oppose the different works. The display follows a fluid path of crossovers and intersections, reflecting the hybrid nature of these pieces and creating a dialogue between them.


Hussein Chalayan
Helmut Lang
Martin Margiela
Hiroaki Ohya
Grit and Jerszy Seymour
Walter Van Beirendonck
Junya Watanabe
Bernhard Willhelm

Exhibition dates: 30 Oct 2021 – 24 Apr 2022
Collection: Mudam
Curator: Sarah Zigrand
Scenography: Georges Zigrand

Kulturhuef – Printing Museum, Gutenberg reloaded


Kulturhuef Grevenmacher, print museum exhibition

Kulturhuef Grevenmacher, print museum exhibition

Kulturhuef Grevenmacher, print museum exhibition

Kulturhuef Grevenmacher, print museum exhibition

Kulturhuef Grevenmacher, print museum exhibition

Kulturhuef Grevenmacher, print museum exhibition

In collaboration with graphic designer Laurent Daubach we have designed a permanent exhibition about the history of printing for the Kulturhuef in Grevenmacher, Luxembourg. The pièce de résistance of the exhibition is a timeline with integrated showcases, spanning over the whole length of the main gallery. The timeline gives the visitor an educationally valuable overview of technical and related political changes from the beginnings of printing up to the 21st century.

Look at me, look at me

A bit of fluorescent tape and you’ve got attention, even if you have been around for hundreds of years.

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