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Elizabeth Diller, conquering space


She signs the aerial and powerful scenography of the exhibition "Cartier and the arts of Islam" at MAD in Paris. A challenge in terms of scale and perspectives.

To leave empty - or almost - the monumental nave of the Museum of Decorative Arts, 15.5 meters high, you had to dare.

Elizabeth Diller did it.

This American architect, of Polish origin, took over - with the team of the New York studio that she founded with her husband - the scenography of the exhibition "Cartier and the arts of Islam".

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Showcase of the Cartier exhibition at MAD.

SDP Cartier

She does not wear any jewelry on her, admits that she did not know anything about the subject before working, a year and a half during and in full confinement, on the exhibition:

"Ornamentation in general is a notion that is enough for me. foreign.

So I worked outside of my comfort zone, and it's always interesting, ”

says the woman whose work was recognized by


in its list of the 100 most influential people and honored by the MacArthur Philanthropic Foundation.

The result: a scenography of great purity, which allows the rooms to express their intimate beauty and allows visitors to enter the

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Source: lefigaro

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