Part of the DS DESIGN STUDIO PARIS, the Colours, Materials and Finishes department embodies the perfect match between design, luxury and expertise.

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Made up of a team with varied creative backgrounds, designers are constantly looking for just the right line, texture and shade. This search is supported by exceptional expertise from the upholstery and painting workshops, the excellence of partner suppliers, but also the craftspeople who DS Automobiles has always teamed up with to enhance its concept cars and conduct forward-looking work on the development of future sustainable materials with high-quality and exclusive processes.

Driven by this search for creativity and excellence, the DS Automobiles teams launched a design competition for the best French craftspeople, in partnership with Métiers Rares, the leading consultancy specialising in the promotion of crafts and founding sponsor of the The Craft Project media. From the first event, seeking the innovative power of crafts through a technical and aesthetic challenge has deepened the creative and innovative link between DS Automobiles and these established or emerging professionals from the creative crafts scene.

After a successful first event that led to the design of interior trim for an exclusive DS 9 by the winner Anne Lopez, DS Automobiles launched a second called DS LUMEN, inviting French-based craftspeople to work on lighting effects through material, to be applied to the grille of New DS 3 E-TENSE.

Nine candidates with very diverse profiles were chosen by an internal panel, from among several dozen applicants. They’ve made samples that will be showcased at Révélations, the international biennial show for crafts and design organised at the Grand Palais Ephémère in Paris from 7 to 11 June.

Selected by a jury made up of DS Automobiles teams and influential personalities in the fields of art and design, three finalists will be announced here. The jury and the public (with voting open to all) will then choose the competition winner who will be revealed publicly in September. DS Automobiles will entrust them with making a grille for New DS 3 E-TENSE, as well as a grant of 5,000 euros.


The nine candidates for the 2nd DS x MÉTIERS D’ART, DS LUMEN:

  • Michela Aragni and Ludivine Loursel (submitted work in glass and bronze)
  • Morgane Baroghel Crucq (ochre dyed woven linen)
  • Noue Atelier - Charlotte Winné and Ludovic Buron (twisted bronze)
  • Paulina Okurowska (slate mosaic)
  • Atelier Douarn - Sandrine Ramona (porcelain ceramic)
  • Justine Durand (mosaic of eggshell pieces)
  • Line & Raphael (wood and 3D printing parts)
  • Luxdawn_LD Creation - Lyse Drouaine (woven fibre optic and copper wire)
  • Maison Pavane - Anne Leroux (lacquer)


“The DS x MÉTIERS D’ART candidates surprised us, once again and as they did the first time, with their incredible creativity. We again uncovered amazing talent. Our theme, with the use of light, brings an even more magical dimension to the designs we’ve seen. I thank the jury for its involvement, the richness of the discussion and intense exchange of views.”
Thierry Metroz, DS Automobiles Design Director

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