Summer Programme 2020

07.07.20 – 20.09.20

Founded in 1986, Domaine de Boisbuchet (Pôle d’Excellence Rurale) is an international research centre of design and architecture. The campus is surrounded by 150 hectares of protected nature in the south-west of France and includes an architectural park of historical and contemporary buildings. The workshops, exhibitions, and events of Boisbuchet, as well as its design collection and library, aim to connect with both local and international communities alike.

Renowned experts from all disciplines of design and architecture come to Boisbuchet to inspire and collaborate. Its exceptional environment is conducive to innovation and contributes to the development of ideas for the improvement of our daily lives

From July 7 to September 20, Domaine de Boisbuchet invites you to experience design, architecture and art in the heart of nature: its architectural park and landscape garden, especially its latest project, the Franco-Japanese Garden, the opening of its summer exhibition “Around the World in 80 Objects” at its 19th century Chateau, which will be focused on the multicultural nature of design. You can then enjoy an aperitif in its romantic café on the banks of the river Vienne as well as “dégustations”, conferences and other creative events.

Stay connected by consulting on the Domain’s website for the latest updates and additional events!

Practical Information

July – September. From Tuesday to Saturday at 15:00. Under reservation. You can book your visit by sending an email to  or calling +33 (0)5 45 89 67 00 /  + 33 (0)6 95 12 33 30

“Around the World in 80 Objets ”

July – September. From Tuesday to Saturday from 14:30 to 18:30.
Thursday and Saturday until 21:00

Guided Tour + Exhibition (3h aprox.) : 15 euros (8 euros – students – unemployed people) Group prices: 10 euros (min. 6 p)

In view of this particular year which asks us to completely reorganize our programming, stay connected by consulting on the Domain’s website for the latest updates and additional events.


Domaine de Boisbuchet
F-16500 Lessac, France
T +33 (0)5 45 30 65 57
+33 (0)6 95 12 33 30

Exhibition “Around the World in 80 Objets”

This exhibition is a journey to distant countries and foreign cultures to discover the world of objects. The journey begins in France, then takes us to the Jinetes of Andalusia, before meeting with the indigenous people of the Venezuelan forest. Discover one of the greatest of all Mexican architects; travel from the heart of the Amish community in the United States to the court of the Tsar of Russia, and then to Riga in Latvia. Meet preeminent Chinese artists; roam the bazaars of Istanbul, Cairo and Marrakech; and sink into the subtle depths of the African continent.

Accompanied by richly illustrated texts, the 80 objects collected in over 40 countries by Alexander von Vegesack, the founder of Domaine de Boisbuchet, will allow visitors to discover the stories from the past, right up until present day. These objects are as much famous masterpieces as they are objects of the everyday. They are contextualized sometimes in a scientific way; sometimes in a more intimate way. The visitor will marvel at the functionality of these objects, of the techniques which were used to make them, but also, quite simply, for their beauty.

Above all, this exhibition deals with the discovery of the particularity of each object. Obviously, they show and explain the miracles of cultural diversity, whilst asking us questions about judgment and prejudice. But they also question the differentiation between design, art and crafts, as the industrial products, the origin of which is unknown, rub shoulders with the unique creations of notable designers, or even everyday objects manufactured, individually or collectively, with traditional local skills.

Finally, this voyage “Around the World in 80 Objects” opens us to the act of discovery itself.

With the kindly support of

Events, performances and conferences

OPENING DAY | JUNE 27th 2020 from 17h 30 onwards
Discover the Domaine de Boisbuchet and its summer programme with an ápero for the season opening

EUROPEAN HERITAGE DAYS  | SEPT 19th – SEPT 20th at 15:00h
Guided tours of the Domaine de Boisbuchet and the summer exhibition