DS x Métiers d'Art 2 competition
Lyse Drouaine lights up DS 3 E-TENSE's grille
Paris, 7 September 2023

Driven by a passion for research into creativity and quality, the DS Automobiles team launched a design competition focusing on the best French craftspeople, in partnership with the Studio Métiers Rares.


Selected by a jury* consisting of DS Automobiles teams and influential figures in the fields of art and design, three finalists (Justine Durand, Lyse Drouaine, founder of LuxDawn®, and Charlotte Winné and Ludovic Buron, founders of Noue Atelier) were asked to design a grille for DS 3 E-TENSE. The jury then picked Lyse Drouaine as winner of the second DS x MÉTIERS D’ART competition, with DS Automobiles giving her a budget specially for making a unique DS 3 E-TENSE grille (called DS 3 E-TENSE LUMEN).

Founder of the LUXDAWN design house, which offers innovative luminous materials for architects and decorators to enhance incredible spaces, Lyse Drouaine combines her passion for light and architecture with her weaving expertise. In her studio located in the Cité Internationale de la tapisserie in Aubusson, she questions the passage of light, from material to space, inspired by emotions from the first light of dawn. After Anne Lopez in 2022, she becomes the second winner of DS x MÉTIERS D'ART.
*Jury members: Hervé Lemoine, President of the Mobilier National, Chairman of the jury, Anne Lopez, Concept creator, winner of the first DS x MÉTIERS D’ART, Cécile Feilchenfeldt, textile designer specialising in mesh and founder of Knitwearstudio Paris, Coperni cofounders Arnaud Vaillant and Sébastien Meyer, Julien Dumas, star chef from the Bellefeuille Restaurant at the Hotel Saint James Paris and DS Automobiles gastronomy ambassador, Béatrice Foucher, ex-CEO of DS Automobiles, Thierry Metroz, DS Automobiles Design Director, and Jean-Philippe Vanhulle, Head of the DS Automobiles Upholstery Studio.