Design Parade 2019: an alumnus among the 10 interior designer finalists

Hugo Drubay, former art foundation student and École Bleue graduate, is one of the 10 interior design finalists selected for the 2019 edition of the Design Parade Toulon festival, which will take place from 27th to 30th June.

Hugo Drubay, Atelier de Sèvres alumnus

Graduating in 2015 in interior design, product design and visual communication from L’École Bleue, Hugo Drubay studied at Atelier de Sèvres on the art foundation course. The young creative has worked with renowned designers and architects such as Didier Gomez and Jacques Garcia.

In 2017, Hugo Drubay founded his studio producing art, design and interior architecture.

This year, the former Atelier de Sèvres student is exhibiting his work as part of Design Parade Toulon, an international interior architecture and design festival—and a veritable springboard for success.

The Design Parade Toulon Festival

Since 2016, Villa Noaille has organised the international Design Parade festival in two parts: in Hyères for design, and in Toulon for interior design.

The Toulon Festival, an internationally renowned event, presents 10 young interior designers selected by a judging panel every year. All compete for the Van Cleef & Arpels Interior Design Grand Prix with a scholarship, a solo exhibition in Toulon and the opportunity to be on the judging panel for the next competition. In addition to this, there is also the chance to collaborate with the new Musée National de Monaco, alongside Vinci Immobilier, for the development of a building hall with the brand American Vintage for the creation of a window display. They are also in competition for the CHANEL Visual Merchandising Award, which rewards the best window display project related to the theme of the Mediterranean in the style of the Haute-Couture house, the National Furniture Award and the Special Mention Eyes On Talents x Frame.

For this edition, the nominees have worked on the development of a living room in a villa on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea. At the centre of the festival, the designs are gathered in a remarkable building in the historic heart of the city, as a hybrid between a heritage exhibition, photography exhibition and exhibition on exceptional savoir-faire.

As one of the nominees, Hugo Drubay, has created a garden where nature is domesticated and sophisticated. Discover the space in more detail here.

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