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

With Erwan Bouroullec

from October 16th to Otcober 27th 2023

The Program

Learning objectives

The program is designed to support the participant on four levels : creation, technical learning, defining a professional project and collective work.

  • The mastery of knowledge and techniques related to …
  • The ability to develop and present your work, your practice, your ideas.
  • The ability to research a subject.
  • The ability to work collectively.

Content of the program

Speed is one of the crucial factors of our manmade world. There is quite a number of linked parameters, such as logistics or machinery, but it can also be movement, time, development. I propose to study and explore what we can do to accelerate or slowdown, what are the obstacles that speed is creating and what are the solutions it proposes.

My own belief is that most of the parameters of our world followed an exponential curve, and that we are reaching a point in which the complexity is getting to a level of non-control, and beyond day-to-day practical decision, design needs to address a wider exploration of transversal schemes.

On one hand I essentially experience a workshop through the idea of building something, but on the other hand listening, exchanging, exploring through shared experience, the world we live in is the best that we can do together.

I don’t have a very clear point of view on what can be built, but I know anything can be engaged. Something lightweight, short, maybe with no physicality, but it can also be in the long term, something made to be abandoned for a year or more, something addressing the timeframe of nature. Building is the only way of challenging parameters, being enough impolite to change the way.

But I also want to collect experiences, and sometimes build on words and concepts. The world can be seen as a logical environment where actions and consequences follow a clear path. But there are some other ways of looking at things, where we can consider the world as a jungle, certainly complex but without a very clear reason for its structure. I always like to learn about people's experience and knowledge and imagine shortcuts between practices. Creativity is essentially recoding steps and actions on a different dance.

So a large part of the workshop will be about exchanging, collecting, sharing and assembling rules in a different order and logic than they are usually.


With Erwan Bouroullec


Erwan Bouroullec

Erwan Bouroullec is a French designer born in Quimper in 1976. His studio is currently located in Paris, but he also has another space in the countryside in Burgundy, France. In 1998, he graduated from the École nationale supérieure d'arts de Paris-Cergy.

Since 1998, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec have been working together. However, they also develop projects independently. Together, they have designed numerous projects in various fields. The main publishers they have collaborated with include Vitra, Hay, Samsung, Flos, Kvadrat, Ligne Roset, Established and Sons, and more.

Many of their pieces are included in the collections of important institutions such as the MoMA in New York, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Centre national d'art et de culture Georges-Pompidou in Paris, and the Musée des arts décoratifs in Paris.

Their creations have been the subject of several monographic exhibitions, including at the Design Museum in London (2002), the Museum of Contemporary Art - MOCA in Los Angeles (2004), the Centre Pompidou-Metz (2011), the Victoria & Albert Museum in London (2011), the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (2012), and the Musée des Arts décoratifs in Paris (2013). The Philadelphia Museum of Art presented a retrospective of their work in 2021.

Numerous monographs have been published, including "Works" by Phaidon Press London in 2012.

Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec have received numerous awards, such as the Grand Prix de la Création de la Ville de Paris in 1998, the London Design Medal in 2014, Best Designers, the Design Prize (official award of the city of Milan) in 2017, and the Compasso d'Oro in 2022.

Tristan Colafrancesco

The beginning was photography for Tristan COLAFRANCESCO, in the punk scene from 2009 until 2011 in Brittany.

He then studied metal, first by passing a CAP degree of Metallier at the Compagnons du Devoir (Maison de Rennes), then in the company Metafer (Living Heritage Company). Then comes a second certificate but this time, in artistic ironwork in Nièvre.

He gained experience in various Heritage restoration companies, Art metalwork, industrial, and contemporary.

In 2017 he created the Ateliers Cola, and has since worked with various designers, producing furniture, fittings and bespoke objects.

His workshop is located in Avallon, at the gates of the Morvan.


  • Access to references, preparation documents, recommended readings, filmography, etc. before the program starts
  • Conferences
  • Material provided
  • Technical learning via your own selection of hand, stationary and power tools. Includes: an introduction to the working of these tools, explanations for good maintenance and training on how to use them
  • Set-up of your own “technical passeport” combining evaluations and upgrades of tools & assembling techniques, particularly through fundamental exercises
  • Follow-up on your work at MaNa, daily meetings, intermediate rendering and collective presentation in the end of the training
  • Individual meeting on your current practice, based on the portfolio, allowing to reinforce, correct or orientate different questions

Evaluation follow-up and modalities

End-of-training evaluation in the form of collective feedback
Documented and well-argued final project presentation file

Mid-days sign-in sheets
Termination certificate

Duration and method of organization:

Target audience:
Self-taught or graduate of the discipline - the experience is assessed during the admission process.
Step 1: Sending a CV and portfolio Step 2: Validation of the application by the admission board, which ensures that the profile and the requirements of the training match.
from October 16th to Otcober 27th 2023
12 jours
9AM-1PM – 2PM-6PM
at Campus Mana
Group size:
15 participants maximum
3900€ inc VAT
This rate includes the cost of the training, accommodation with full board, materials, and personal protective equipment.

Agenda :

Bientôt disponible

Location :

Campus MaNa Domaine du Croisil 89350 Champignelles France

Accessibility :

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

Access period :

Up to 15 days before the workshop depending on availability.
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