We would like to, by the intermediary of this first newsletter, bring some positive news, full of hope, concerning our students, who courageously continue to build their futures, during this troubled period.

We are proud of our talented students, who have during the first confinement, produced some remarkable work, that has been rightly recognised, as you will discover in this newsletter.

We are delighted by the motivation, the implication and the maturity that our students have demonstrated during the second confinement. While the Foundation Year students, the 1st & 2nd year's have been hard at it acquiring the fundamentals that will enable them to develop the complex skills of scenography and global design, the 3rd and 4th years are totally invested in the large scale projects that we conduct each year with our prestigious partners, and that are a guarantee of a prospective and professional eduction.

For this year 2020-2021, we have the honour of working with the Invivo Group, owners of the brands Jardiland, Gamm Vert etc, with whom we are imagining the garden centre of the future and the role of ecology and sustainable development in such a market sector.

We also have the privilege of working with the Michelin starred chef Thierry Marx, on a project for a cooking school, conducted with our 4th year students. And finally, with Fermob - market leader in the outdoor furniture market, our students are working on designs for outdoor furniture for tomorrow.

These are superb collaborations that we will be very happy to present to you in greater detail, and for which, we can show some of the first sketches.

I conclude this first editorial by repeating, again, the remarkable seriousness that our final year students in scenography and global design have demonstrated this year.

The level of production, at just two months since the start of the year, is particularly impressive and we have no doubt that this will be an impressive cuvé!

Dont hesitate to contact us, we will be delighted to tell you more about how the Ecole Bleue is confronting this health crisis and how our pedagogy has adapted, with success, to the constraints of confinement and distance teaching via videoconferencing.


Jean-Marie Lemesle
Director & founder


« GIL - Lighting Design Prize 2020 »: two graduate students rewarded.

Organised by GIL - the Lighting Design Syndicate, in partnership with the Ateliers de Paris, the Lighting Design Prize is a lighting design competition for design school students. Organised bi-annually it rewards four projects in four categories: functionality, innovation, expression and ‘coup de coeur’ - the jury favorite.

A jury of design professionals, gathered on 1 October, to select four lighting design projects. We are delighted to count two of our 2020 graduates amongst the winners:

  • Nicolas Eymard, winner of the ‘functional’ design category, for his project ‘Résonance’.
  • Rubén Valdez, winner of the ‘innovation’ design category, for his project ’Tempo’.

The prototypes for these projects were realised by Nicholas and Ruben during their diploma year and finalised, after the confinement, in the workshops of the Ecole Bleue, with the help of our workshop technical team.

See the projects

Thank you to the jury members:

  • Monsieur Jean-Paul BATH, délégué général du VIA,
  • Monsieur Philippe CAZER, fondateur de DCW,
  • Monsieur Jacques DARMON, directeur éditorial de LUX Magazine,
  • Madame Nathalie DEGARDIN, rédactrice en chef d’INTRAMUROS,
  • Madame Lauriane DURIEZ, directrice adjointe des ATELIERS DE PARIS,
  • Madame Marie EGLOFF, responsable communication du GIL-Syndicat du Luminaire,
  • Madame Marie-Pierre LE STRAT, vice-présidente du GIL-Syndicat du luminaire,
  • Madame Kadija OUADI, responsable de la galerie des ATELIERS DE PARIS.

Plus, not to be forgetten, 3 projects by the Ecole Bleue for the 2018 competition were also winners of first prizes.

Retour sur the winning projects of 2018

Awards ceremony for the competition « 21st century Furniture Design »

The '21st Century Furniture Design’ competition awards ceremony, for the design of the furniture and lighting of the Conseil des Ministres salon at the Élysée Place, was organised by 8 September, in the galleries of the Gobelins.

Five schools, members of the 'Campus des Métiers d’Art et de Design’ were selected to participate in the competition: Ecole Boulle, ENSAAMA, ENSAD, Camando and the Ecole Bleue. In total, twenty-two projects from the combined schools, were presented to a jury of leading figures from the world of product design, interior design, the arts, and technicians from the Mobilier National, who form the acquisition commission of the Mobilier National. These projects were exhibited in the galleries of the Gobelins.

After a first selection by this jury, two projects from the Ecole Bleue were shortlisted as finalists:

  • « Éclat », for the category ‘Furniture’, a Ministers conference table and seating designed by Alizée Racine, Claire Vivargent, Agathe Briand et Timothée de Saint de Bauzel,
  • « 55 », for the category ‘Lighting’, 55 is a collection of lighting, seating and meeting tables, designed by Floriane Berger, Lara Bottazzi et Alix Louward,

Following the final presentation of all of the shortlisted designs, five projects were selected by the acquisitions jury of the Mobilier National and will be developed and produced by the ARC, (the Atelier de Recherche et de Création), before joining the salons of the Elysee Palace.

Guests met for the announcement of the results and the award ceremony with the five laureates, in the magnificent gallery of the Gobelins, in the presence of Mrs Brigitte Marcon, Mme the Minister of Culture, Roselyne Bachelot, Mr Christain Kerrero, rector of the Academy of Paris, Mr Hervé Lemoine, director of the Mobilier National, Mr Stéphane Bern…

It is with great satisfaction that the Ecole Bleue team participated in the award announcements for the category ‘Lighting’ (Mobilier National prize - young creator), awarded to Floriane Berger (graduate of the 2020 class) for her lighting designed for the 55 collection. Bravo Floriane.

Photos of the awards ceremony

Verallia Design Awards Competition 2020 - 1st prize for the Ecole Bleue.

Since 2009, Verallia, a world player in the glass packaging industry, organises a design competition which brings together for each edition several hundred participants.

Some statistics for the 11th edition with the theme of “Le Verre à la Françsie" / "French Glass”:

  • 583 participants from 112 schools.
  • 365 projects selected.
  • 61 projects shortlisted for the jury selection by 18 professionals from the glass packaging industry.
  • 6 students laureates in the 6 categories.

Our 3rd year students from the Global Design section participated in the competition, accompanied by their professors: Raphael Plane (product designer and deputy director Ecole Bleue), Jean Couvreur (product designer and professor), and Paul Vickers (responsible for the Visual Communications program Ecole Bleue). We are delighted to announce 3 winning project, one of which won 1st prize.

  • Tara Watel, with her project Napoleon.
  • Alice Gauthier, with her project Pastaga.
  • Marie Desmergers with her project Terrasse Rosée.

Congratulations to Marie Desmergers, who won the Special Prize “bottle for Rosé wine, consignable and reusable”.

See the projects

Graduated in June, and already back in school in September!

For three years now, the Ecole Bleue organises for our recent graduates a free, two day, intensive seminar on “Professional Practice”.

Etienne Prost, interior designer CFAI (Conseil Français des Architects d’Intérieur) and accredited instructor, presents the problematics associated with the professional practice of Global Design: How to start one's activity, the different business structures possible, rules of professional practice, client relations, how to develop and protect ones business, insurances, contracts, viability of design fees… a complete, indispensable program to successfully begin one’s professional activity!


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.