The 3rd episode in our series of video interviews “Paroles de Profs”!


After Jean-Marie Lemesle (Director of the Ecole Bleue), Fabrice Berrux (product designer and teacher), it’s the turn of Paul Vickers, graphic designer and head of graphic design and visual communications teaching at the Ecole Bleue to take the floor... In English!

Paris Design Week 2019!


Our exhibition during Paris Design Week 2019 has come to a close… To prolong the experience, to discover or rediscover in detail the 14 products exhibited by our Global Design 2019 promotion students, we invite you visit the dedicated web site that will be on-line here, in a couple of days.

We want to thank the numerous visitors: professionals, journalist, students and the simply curious… thank you for your interest and enthusiasm!

Ecole Bleue at the Paris Design Week!


As part of the 2019 Paris Design Week "Off!” exhibition, the Ecole Bleue Global Design will show a selection of 14 Product Design projects by 5th year students, recent graduates of the 2019 Global Design diploma, in a gallery space in the Haut-Marais.

Come and meet us from 5 to 10 September 2019, at 22 Rue du Vertbois, 75003 Paris, in a quartier of Paris that has attracted concept stores, restaurants & galleries, both permanent & temporary, and some of the most creative & visionary concepts of the moment!

Practical information:
“Le Off!” Rue du Vertbois
Inauguration party: Saturday 7 September 19.30h - 23.30h.


Thursday to Monday 5 September - Monday 9 September, 12.00h - 19.00h.
Tuesday 10 September 12.00h - 18.00h.

22 Rue du Vertbois
75003 Paris
Metro: Temple

Design Parade Toulon, Mobilier National prize awarded to Hugo Drubay!


We are very proud to hear that Hugo Drubay, graduate from the 2015 class, has won the Mobilier National prize for his project ‘An Interior Garden’, during the 4th edition of the Design Parade in Toulon.

Congratulations Hugo!

Invitation to the 2019 Global Design diploma exhibition


Jean-Marie Lemesle, Director of the Ecole Bleue Global Design, the faculty & administration team

Aura, Mélanie, Chloé, Marine, Marion, Floriane, Lisa, Daphné, Émilie, Tristan, Paloma, Gabrielle, Maud, Lisa, Cindy, Ophélie, Zoé, Marc-Antoine, Léa, Mélodie, Alison, Tiphaine, Adrien, Tiphaine, Maud, Lucas, Laetitia, Virginie, Jean-Baptiste, Laura, Salomé, Mélodie, Élodie, Alexane, Leslie, Chloé, Capucine, Cécile, Claire, Camille, Bao-Tran, Marine, Ninon et Manon,

Our 44 students of the 2019 graduation class invite you to discover their diploma work in interior design, graphic design and product design.

Diploma exhibition 2019
Wednesday 26 June 2019
Palais des Congrès Paris Est
128 Rue de Paris 93100 Montreuil

Ecole Bleue / partnership, cocktail & awards ceremony!


A big thank you to all the people who braved the rain Tuesday evening to assist at the awards ceremony for the winning design projects, fruit of our partnership with!

In collaboration with, our 4th year Global Design students have imagined seating design projects destined for on-line sale in France & internationally. 24 projects were submitted to a jury, 10 have been selected for exhibition… and the three winning designs will be prototyped by in their factories! Bravo to:

Morgane Hervelle, for her daybed Agrume,
Victoria Aparicio, for her sofa Morphée,
Claire Vivraient, for her sofa Julia.

We want to thank for this magnificent partnership… and congratulate Raphael Plane & Guillaume Delvigne of the Ecole Bleue, who accompanied the students, as well as Laure Grezard of!


New office spaces for Bonme and Reality and Fantasy Design.


They develop, they grow, they relocate…! last week was rich in new agency openings! We discovered the new Parisian agency spaces of Bonome and Reality and Fantasy Design, founded by there of our graduate students!

Visit their websites at:

Bonome, founded by Aubin Laurent and François Michon (Promo 2013)

Reality and Fantasy Design, co-founded by Adrien Pichol (Promo2006)


United Nations, World Food Program partnership with the Ecole Bleue.


The Paris office of the World Food Program proposed in 2018 a unique partnership opportunity to the 4th year Global Design students!

Accompanied by Paul Vickers, 16 teams worked on the future communications campaign for the Francophone world, around the theme of ‘Objective Zero Hunger’, (poster and digital campaign, website, social media platforms, app, video etc).

The projects were presented at the WFP headquarters in Rome last summer and a team from the World Food Program came to the school for the official announcement of the winning proposals.

  • 1st place : Alice Doudard, Ying Zhou, Sarah Bentahrour
  • 2nd place : Amélie Tillier, Dullee Jeong, Victoria Aparicio
  • 3rd place : Déborah Abensur, Yiwei Li, Maria Hernandez Aguilar & Emeline Ferré

Discover the project of the three finalists on Twitter : @wfp_fr and on Facebook@ProgrammeAlimentaireMondial.


We want to express our sincere thanks to all the WFP team who have participated in this project, to Geneviève Wills, director of WFP France, Tiphaine Walton, Responsible for WFP external communications and Georges Dubin. This has been an exciting opportunity for our students to contribute to an important humanitarian project

SAEMES / Ecole Bleue partnership.


For over 40 years SAEMES construct, rehabilitate and manage a portfolio of car parks in the Isle de France, including the Louvre - Pyramides car park, currently under renovation. SAEMES proposed to our 1st year students, in the Global Design section, to work on a graphic installation in the -1 level of the car park. This installation will be realised and installed in June 2019. Accompanied by Catherine Filoche, a professor on the Colour course, our students with a totally open brief worked with the numerous spacial constraints of the site: limited viewing distance, low luminosity, dense passenger and vehicle circulation etc.

On 15 March, 10 projects were presented to a jury from SAEMES who discerned the following prizes:

  • 1st prize: ‘Nature & City’ by Raphaëlle Abensur & Alice Marchand,
  • 2nd prize: ‘The Lagend of Bastet’ by Antonin Durand & Nicolas Cazenave de la Roche,
  • 3rd prize: ‘Direction the Pyramides’ by Axelle Raffenne & Lola Piot.

Nous vous proposons de découvrir en images les 3 projets lauréats et la remise des prix. Discover the three projects in pictures and the wards ceremony. We want to thank all the team from SAEMES for this exciting partnership! and rendez-vous in June to discover the winning fresque designed by Raphaêlle and Alice!


Accor Hotels - Ecole Bleue partnership.


A big ‘thank you’ to Accor Hotels for this video news concerning our partnership! In October 2018, Accor Hotels proposed to our 3rd year Global Design students, to imagine the new hospitality concept for their brand Ibis Budget.

This partnership evolved over two phases of work: an initial phase of research, benchmarking, analysis and conception. And a second phase of project development, detailing and finalisation, integrating interior design of public and private spaces, visual communication design and branding & product design.

15 projects were presented on 16 January to the Accor Hotels design & direction team. The four shortlisted projects, all receiving prizes at the subsequent presentation at Accor Hotels headquarters on the 17 January.

Thank you to all the team at Accor hotels for this magnificent collaboration




NEWS ...

A new building for the Ecole Bleue!

In the context of the Arc of Innovation, with the support of the Mairie de Paris and the RIVP (Regie Immobilière de la Ville de Paris), the Ecole Bleue Global Design will move into a new purpose designed independent building, in the 12th arrondissement of Paris, upon completion of construction work. The start of the building work is scheduled for autumn 2019.

The building, designed by the agencies Kraft Architects and Mootz & Pelé Architects, winners of the design competition organised by the RIVP, with 3 200m2 of space divided across 3 levels will provide:

24 classrooms, 1 virtual reality space, 1 amphitheatre, 1 exhibition space, 1 fablab, 1 fablight, 1 3D printing shop, 3 computer rooms, 1 library/materials resource centre, 1 photography studio, 1 cafe, 1 co-working/incubator/start-up space, administrative and pedagogic offices, student-professor meeting rooms, 2 gardens, 2 rooftop terraces

For further information:
Mairie de Paris :

L’Arc de l’Innovation (Arc Innovation Grand Paris)

RIVP (Régie Immobilière de la Ville de Paris) :

Kraft architectes :

Mootz et Pelé architectes :

Press contact: 
Carla Tourais 
Responsable communication
Tel : 06 58 01 01 61


26/11/2018 - Flashback to the 2018 Graduation Promo !

Even year we produce a film documenting the diploma year of our Global Design graduates.

Here then is the 2018 Promo film! A film of 19 minutes, 19 minutes documenting all the life, the energy and the work that have been required to achieve this famous diploma! From the very first meeting in October 2017, to the seminars in Mayenne, the diploma jury day and the graduation party at the end of the year in June 2018, relive with us a year spent with a brilliant promo!

The Ecole Bleue is in!


The Ecole Bleue is in!

The website inaugurates a new monthly editorial section on 'schools of design’. We are delighted to be the first school to be featured in this section. A big thank you to Agnès Zamboni for this very comprehensive article! Ready the full story here




New studio space for Transition Interior Design!

Graduates of the 2014 Ecole Bleue promo, Carla Lopez and Margaux Meza, founders of Transition Interior Design, inaugurated their new agency in the 18th arrondissement of Paris, last night. We are proud to note that since its founding in 2015, this young agency continues to develop at an impressive speed. Bravo girls!

To discover or rediscover Transition Interior Design, visit:

‘Back to school’ for Foundation year and 5th year students!


‘Back to school’ for Foundation year and 5th year students!

Monday 17 September, the first group of students: Foundation year and the 5th year in Global Design, arrived at the Ecole Bleue.

Our ‘Prépas’ or Foundation year students, are off to an enthusiastic start. And our 5th year’s are preparing to leave for a week long seminar in the country to initiate their Product Design projects for the year.
Welcome all!



From Ana to Washi, discover, or rediscover, the films of the prototypes exhibited at the “Off”. The Ecole Bleue Global Design exhibited at this exhibition organised by Paris Design Week last September. 

During this event the Ecole Bleue exhibited 16 product prototypes by graduate students from the 2018 promo in Global Design.
Also presented, two diploma prototypes by Caroline Rigal and Hélène Quatrefarges, on the “Rado Star Prize” exhibition stand, in the category Public Prize. 

Thank you to the numerous visitors who dropped in on the Ecole Bleue stand! 

For those who are interested to discover in greater detail the projects shown, our press release is on line here: 

Press release

To see or read more: Pinterest


An interview with Caroline Rigal on the site « Kingz » :


A video of the private view of the ‘Off’ :




Graduated in June…. and already back at l’Ecole Bleue this September!

The complete, just graduated, 2018 promo in Global Design was back at the Ecole Bleue this week for a two day intensive seminar on the “Professional practice of design”.

Two days during which Etienne Prost, interior designer CFAI and certified instructor, presented to our recent graduates the technicalities of professional practice of Global Design.

The two day program included:

  • Salaried, indépendant, as a registered business?
  • Auto-entrepreneur/self employed, the advantages and disadvantages, limits,
  • working independently or as a team, associates, sub-contractors, limited liability company,
  • where to work, office, workspace,

  • How to determine your hourly rate
  • Accounting bases, integration of charges, investments and fluctuations in functioning costs
  • Financial equilibrium, anticipation of income, expenses, investments, vacations,

  • The conception phases, production phases, mission role-out, from sketch to delivery
  • Break down of the conception phases,
  • Call for tenders, choice of subcontractors, how & who?
  • Site monitoring and reception of the project

  • Project manager, project developer: roles and responsibilities
  • The interior designers responsibly
  • How to communicate with your client throughout the project
  • Crisis management: identify the differences, manage the disputes,

  • What type of contract for what type of mission
  • Different modes of renumeration: percentage, hourly fees, daily rate,
  • Evaluate the scope of work and anticipate the project hours
  • Renegotiate a contract, endorsements,
  • Copyright, definition, limits and exemptions

  • Optimise project rentability
  • Limit the financial responsibilities and exposure with written documents
  • Phase your design fees to secure your income

  • The service provider: what missions, what responsibilities
  • The responsibilities in the conception, production phases
  • Contractor, sub-contractor, co-contractor, the different risks associated with different status’s.
  • The start and end of legal guarantees

  • Insurance obligations, what does the law say?
  • Different types of insurance cover, 10 year responsibility, civil responsibly,
  • Different insurance companies, contracts, agents, the market
  • Successfully insure your missions/projects at the best rates
  • First steps in claim management



"LE OFF”: Ecole Bleue Global Design exhibits from 5 - 9 September 2018!

Ecole Bleue Global Design is participating in “The Off” exhibition during the Paris Design Week 2018, organised at Ground Control, Wednesday 5 to Sunday 9 September 2018.
For this event, now a major launchpad for creation and design, the Ecole Bleue is showing a selection of 16 product design projects by 5th year graduate students, from the 2018 Global Design promotion. 
These young graduates will be present on the stand all week to present and explain their projects, dont hesitate to come and meet them !

Practical information:

Ground Control Paris
81, rue du Charolais
75012 Paris

From Wednesday 5 to Sunday 9 September 2018.

Wednesday 12h - 20h30
Thursday 12h - 20h30
Friday 12h - 20h30
Saturday 11h – 20h30
Sunday 11h – 20h30

Press contact:
Responsable Communications

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The 2018 edition of the Design competition organized by VERALLIA (international leader in the glass packaging market): 717 participants from 130 schools, 373 projects… We are very proud: 5 of our 3rd Year students (in Global Design) won first prizes in 3 categories!

« Food » Category:

  • Aurélia de Chevigny and Eva-Laura Azpurua for their project OLIVIER.

« Sponsors favourite (Guillaume Delvigne)» Category:

  • Alice Doudard and Xiaoyue Zhao for their project EN VRAC !

« Special Decoration Prize - Champagne Cuvee Prestige » Category:

  • Sarah Bentahrour for her project LOUIS BREUILLY.

« Special Decoration Prize, Champagne Cuvee Prestige » Category :

  • 3 shortlisted projects by students from the École Bleue (Aude Bernachon, Alice Doudard et Victoire Cournuaud de Cournuaud).

Here are some pictures from the Prize Ceremony:

A huge thanks to:

  • VERALLIA (who prototyped the designs of the 5 winners for the occasion of the competition awards!)
  • the members of the jury
  • Guillaume Delvigne, sponsor of the competition for this year
  • Paul Vickers and Jean Couvreur, teachers in Graphic Design and Product Design at the Ecole Bleue and who accompanied our students.



To celebrate its bicenetary, GIL – THE LIGHTING UNION, organized a major Product Design competition for about ten design schools. Among the 12 finalists, we can count 3 projects created by students of the Ecole Bleue (Year 3 Global Design!). Our students won the first prize in two out of four categories : 

In the “Innovation” category :

  • • “COCO”, designed by Swatty Sattarshetty, Pauline Roux and Lei Xu

In the “Aesthetic and expression” category:

  •   “NESTOR”, designed by Marie Damesme, Julie Harmegnies and Margaux Roux

And not to forget, “NOA”, a winning project, designed by Victoria Aparicio, Claudia Vichier-Guerre and Laure-Hélène Maillet.

Congratulations to ours students! And congratulations to Raphaël Plane, Product Design teacher at the Ecole Bleue who accompanied the students on this project… We are very proud of you!
Here are a few pictures of the award ceremony:

…And thanks to the judging panel of the Lighting Prize 2018:

  • Jacques DARMON, Editorial Director of « Lux » magazine,
  • Lauriane DURIEZ, Assistant Director of the Ateliers de Paris,
  • Marie FARMAN, journalist of AD magazine,
  • François LEBLANC, Director of the S. Bensimon Gallery,
  • Marie-Pierre LESTRAT, Vice-president of GIL – The Lighting Union.

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Organized by ALUMINIUM France, the award ceremony of the Design Competition DEFI ALUMINNOV’ was held on Friday, June 15th at the offices of the MEDEF. We are very proud to count three 4th Year students, from the Global Design section, amongst the winners of the competition in two categories:

For the Innovation Prize:

  • Mélanie Asmar for her project “CHRYSALIS”

For the Furniture Prize, ranked equally:

  • Maud Chézaubernard for her project “PARDI”
  • Adrien Mouginot for his project “DC-3”

Congratulations to all three of you!

Here are a few pictures of the awards ceremony, accompanied by the presentations of the winning projects by the students of the Ecole Bleue Global Design :

More information on the ALUMINIUM FRANCE website:

« Défi Aluminnov’ 2018 : l’Ecole Bleue fait la course en tête ! » :

…And thanks to the members of the jury DEFI ALUMINNOV’ 2018:

  • Lionel Blancard de Léry, Vice-President of - UNSFA,
  • Hélène Besset, responsible for environmental issues at ALUMINIUM FRANCE,
  • Yann Leroy, university lecturer in Eco-Conception at CENTRALE SUPELEC,
  • Anne-Marie Sargueil, President of the INSTITUT FRANÇAIS DU DESIGN,
  • Evangelos Vasileiou, architect and designer,
  • Léna Moreau, winner of the 2017 edition.



Dont miss, the private view of the exhibition “L’Exode au Clair de Terre”, this Saturday 2 June at Saint-Gremain-en-Laye, where we delighted to include several graduates of the Ecole Bleue amongst the exhibiters. The Studio Quetzal (founded by 3 graduates) and Hugo Drubay, present works in art, architecture and design evoking the Pavillon de la Muette and its environment.

Private view, Friday 2 June, 13h to 20h at the Pavillon de la Muette.
Exhibition open the weekends of the month of June 2018, from 10h - 12h and 15h - 18h.

For further information:

Facebook event :




Our 3rd year students present their initial research and Global Design proposals on the theme of ‘office design and workspaces’ to the team from Cléram. 
Final presentation in two weeks time…!


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Suresnes Museum - conference animated by students from the Ecole Bleue.


Thursday 17 May at 19h, you are invited to participate at the conference ‘Jean Prouvé and prefabricated architecture: between utopia and constructive intelligence’. This conference will be animated by a group of 1st and 3rd year students from the Ecole Bleue, and take place at the MUS, Musée d’Histoire Urbaine et Sociale de Suresnes. 1 Place de la Gare, Suresnes-Longchamp, 92150 Suresnes.  Tramway T2, stop Suresnes-Longchamp.

This conference, open to the public and free, proposes to revisit Jean Prouvé’s itinerary (from industrial iron working to aluminium emergency architecture) from the angle of prefabrication in modern architecture.

All welcome!

Full information on the Facebook event:

Site du M.U.S : musee-suresnes


To register for the Foundation Year (Atelier Préparatoire), First Year,
or for an entry by equivalence,

please contact us using the Admissions form


To be contacted by telephone,
you can call Carla
on +33 (0)6 58 01 01 61.

The Artistic Studies & Careers Fair,
organised by the Etudiant.
Porte de Versailles Hall 5.1
Saturday 5 & Sunday 6 October 2019

The meeting of the world of fashion, luxury & design, organised by the Etudiant.
New Cap Event Centre
Saturday 9 November

The meeting of Art, Luxury & Design organised by the Figaro.
Carreau du Temple
Saturday 23 November

The Start Fair.
Saturday 30 November & Sunday 1 December.