DOMAINE DE BOISBUCHET

Design, Architecture, Nature

About Boisbuchet

Boisbuchet was the dream of a design amateur and expert: Alexander von Vegesack. He wanted a place where design meets education, in a large sense. Some 25 years ago, he bought the 150 hectares Domaine de Boisbuchet. Since then, professionals and students come every year to experience how internationally successful professionals structure their work, and how they approach design problems. Our summer workshops, our architectural park, our exhibitions and our rich community, form our many insights and inspiration for a unique creative experience.

The Workshops

Every year, we invite the most inspiring architects & designers from all over the world, to give a week-long workshop at the Domaine de Boisbuchet in South-West France. Every tutor takes into account the inspiring natural environment, and crafts a theme for participants to build upon. Every single workshop is a unique hands-on experience, with the guarantee of learning by doing with materials and tools provided by Boisbuchet. Throughout the week, participants get insight on the process & techniques of top designers, and have the opportunity to connect with like-minded, passionate people.

2019 Workshops

Our Team

ALEXANDER VON VEGESACK

Founder, President of CIRECA

alexander.von.vegesack@boisbuchet.org

Tel: +33 (0)5 45 89 67 00

In 1986 Alexander von Vegesack purchased the Domaine de Boisbuchet with the plan to revitalize the complex as a place where people can practise and discover culture in its dialog with nature and agriculture. Following to initial renovations of Boisbuchet’s major buildings he founded the Centre international de recherche et d’éducation culturelle et agricole (CIRECA) as a nonprofit organization running Boisbuchet’s program and started an international workshop program in cooperation with Vitra Design Museum.

MATHIAS SCHWARTZ-CLAUSS

Director, Domaine de Boisbuchet

mathias.schwartz-clauss@boisbuchet.org

Tel: +33 (0)5 45 89 67 00

Mathias Schwartz-Clauss, born in 1964, holds an MA in art history and philosophy. Between 1990 and 2013 he organized international travelling exhibitions and edited catalogues as Vitra Design Museum’s curator and senior curator. Since 2013 he is responsible for Boisbuchet’s program of workshops and exhibitions and supervises the development of the site’s architecture and landscape.

LORRAINE BLACK

Secretary & Accounts
lorraine.black@boisbuchet.org
Tel: +33 (0)5 45 89 67 00

CARLOS GUISASOLA

Workshop Technician
carlos.guisasola.suarez@boisbuchet.org
Tel: +33 (0)5 45 89 67 00

PABLO SEVILLA ALONSO

Communication & Project management
pablo.sevilla@boisbuchet.org
Tel: +33 (0)5 45 89 67 00

GUILLERMO GIL FERNÁNDEZ

Documentation & Project Management
guillermo.gil@boisbuchet.org
Tel: +33 (0)5 45 89 67 00

JULIEN HERNANDEZ

Summer Workshops Coordinator
julien.hernandez@boisbuchet.org
Tel: +33 07 68 56 42 30

INGRID NEUROHR

Academical Relations
academic.relations@boisbuchet.org
Tel: +33 (0)5 45 89 67 00

IRINA BIOVIR

Development & Partnerships
irina.biovir@boisbuchet.org
Tel:+ 33 6 01 77 52 20

LAURA DROUET

Traveling Exhibitions Coordinator
laura.drouet@boisbuchet.org
Tel: +39 38 84 28 83 97

ERIC ORVAIN

Farmer & Grounds Keeper
Tel: +33 (0)5 45 89 67 00

Our International Fellows

JEANNE GAUTIER

Fellow – France
jeanne.gautier@boisbuchet.org
Tel: 0033 6 85 49 94 92

DIMA NEHMÉ

Fellow – Middle East
dima.nehme@boisbuchet.org
Tel: 00971 557548905

INA SMITTENBERG

Fellow – Netherlands
ina.smittenberg@boisbuchet.org
Tel: 0031 30 266 70 23

MARINA LOMMERSE

Fellow – Australia
marina.lommerse@boisbuchet.org
www.marinalommerse.com
Tel: 0061 437 726 459

OLIVIER LACROUTS

Traveling Exhibitions Coordinator
& Fellow – Italia
olivier.lacrouts@boisbuchet.org
Tel: 0039 349 321 65 33

NATALIA SUWALSKI

Fellow – Poland
natalia.suwalski@boisbuchet.org

ANKE BUCHMANN

Fellow – Berlin / London
anke.buchmann@boisbuchet.org

KIM DOHYUN

Fellow – Korea
dohyun.kim@boisbuchet.org

AAKASH SRIVASTAVA

Fellow – India
aakash.srivastava@boisbuchet.org