Campus MaNa is a professional training center for creators,
in Burgundy on 40 hectares of nature

with Laurent Ungerer & Henri-Maria Leutner
Oct 14 > 25, 2024

The Program

Learning objectives

Light as a fundamental element in the basic creation of design is the rich program presented by Laurent Ungerer and Henri-Maria Leutner. A crucial factor in scenography, whether in museums or events, light will be thoroughly analyzed throughout the training.

By the end of the training, participants will have assimilated:

  • Exploration of the use of light
  • Reflection on light in our daily lives
  • Initiation to light in data design and performing arts
  • Experimentation with various proposals through the creation of a prototype by each participant

Content of the program

This training explores the various aspects of message design in the field of design, with light as the primary material.

From screens to digital objects to dedicated devices, light has now permeated all communication mediums.

It opens up new playgrounds in diverse fields such as museography, performing arts, or data design.

At the intersection of artistic challenges and their engineering development, this training offers a decidedly multidisciplinary approach focused on innovation and contemporary creation.

Modeled after a research laboratory, participants experiment and finalize their proposals through the creation of a prototype.


with Laurent Ungerer & Henri-Maria Leutner

Laurent Ungerer

Born in 1962, he entered the École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris in 1980, and continued his studies at the Glasgow School of Art then at the Istituto Europeo di Design in Milan.

In 1985, he joined the Jean Widmer visual design agency in Paris. For ten years, he worked as a graphic designer/project manager, focused on the creation of visual identities in the cultural field: Center Pompidou, Grande Galerie du Musée national d'histoire naturel, Bibliothèque nationale de France, museum management from France, etc.

In 1987, he designed the communication for the Arab World Institute for its opening and has since developed a faithful and fruitful collaboration. For the 25th anniversary of its inauguration, he imagined and directed the creation of the Mondara typeface which allows concordance between the Arabic and Latin writing systems.

In 1991, he was appointed teacher at Parson’s School of Art in Paris and then at the École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in the graphic design sector. In 1996, for a semester, he also managed a flying unit at ÉNSCI; Since then, he has maintained regular collaborations, notably during the overhaul of the visual identity under the direction of Emmanuel Fessy.

He founded the graphic design agency c-album in 1996 with Anne-Lene Proff and Jean-Baptiste Taisne; Tiphaine Massari, Anna Radecka and Agathe Hondré complete the team of founding partners. Since 2005, he has shared his working platform with the scenography agency NC Nathalie Crinière with whom he collaborates on numerous museography projects, notably for the signage of the Louvre in Abu Dhabi or exhibition graphics for cultural institutions.

He regularly collaborates with the RATP to create ephemeral events in Paris metro stations: operation “Pharaon descends to Pyramids” for the promotion of the “Pharaon” exhibition at the Arab World Institute, Métroscope performance at the station Saint-Martin ghost as part of the White Nights with EnsAD, or scenography of the Red Cross station for the promotion of the Hell exhibition at the National Library of France for example.

Since 2012, he has piloted the visual identity of the Réunion des musées nationaux - Grand Palais for which he received the prize from the artistic directors' club and, in 2013, was named winner of the consultation for the visual identity of the future Maison de l 'European History at the European Parliament in Brussels.

Under the direction of Anne Baldassari, he worked on the new graphic line of the Picasso Museum which opened its doors in October 2014. In 2015, he won the consultation for the redesign of the visual identity of the International Council of Museums ( ICOM) as well as that of the Comédie Française under the direction of Eric Ruf.

With the partners of c-album, he launched into design publishing by creating the Polygonia agency. It develops, in connection with the identity specific to each institution,

ranges of products found in the boutiques of the Chateau de Versailles, the Musée des Invalides or the Renaissance Museum at the Chateau d’Ecouen for example.

Since 2017, he has regularly worked for the Louis Vuitton Foundation, designing the graphic design of several exhibitions such as the "Shtchoukine collection", the MoMA retrospective and the monographs devoted to Basquiat and Egon Schiele.

In 2018, the National Museum of Natural History entrusted it with a consulting mission on the evolution of its visual identity and its brand architecture which led to a redesign of the historic seal and the creation of a new dedicated character: the buffon.

In 2021, he won the call for tenders relating to the graphic communication of the Musée des Confluences in Lyon and was called by the Diocese of Paris to work on the signage program for the reopening of Notre-Dame de Paris.

Henri-Maria Leutner

Graduated in scenography from the National School of Decorative Arts in 2018. He participates as a lighting designer and general manager in numerous events organized by ENSAD.

Alongside his studies, he works as a scenographer with various directors who graduated from the CNSAD. The Villa d’Alésia agency allows him to broaden his skills, and different showcases for the Atelier Renault. In 2019, he continued his work as a scenographer on various shows while working as an exhibition and architectural lighting designer for the company Gelatic. This new discipline allows him to extend a dialogue between museographic lighting and theatrical scenography.


Evaluation follow-up and modalities

Certificate of completion

Duration and method of organization:

Target audience:
Creative professional
Cover letter (1500 characters maximum including spaces) and sending of a portfolio
Oct 14 > 25, 2024
10 days
9h-13h / 14h-18h
at Campus MaNa
Group size:
Language(s) :
€3120 excluding tax
This rate includes the cost of the training, accommodation with full board, materials, and personal protective equipment.

Planning :

Soon available

Location :

Campus MaNa Domaine du Croisil, Le Croisil, 89350 Champignelles France

Accessibility :

For any disability situation, please contact us to consider the feasibility

Access period :

Up to 154 days before the start of the training and depending on the remaining places
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