Paris, 23 March 2022

Driven by the research into creativity and quality, the DS Automobiles teams launched in 2021 a design competition focusing on the best French craftspeople, in partnership with the Studio Métiers Rares.

Picked by a jury consisting of DS Automobiles teams and leading figures in the fields of art and design, three finalists (Anne Lopez – general creative, Dimitri Hlinka and Nicolas Pinon, Jean-Baptiste Saint-Criq, Cercus marquetry) were asked to create DS 9 door panel trim. The jury then named Anne Lopez winner of the first DS x MÉTIERS D’ART competition, with DS Automobiles giving her a budget to produce the interior trim for a unique DS 9 (called DS 9 MÉTIERS D’ART).

Designer Anne Lopez relied on craftsmen’s techniques to create the trim away from the car. She draws inspiration especially from movement and the effect of the wind on nature. A graduate in Fine Art from Paris and the École d’Art Mural Versailles, she has already seen her work shown in Europe, America and Asia and she becomes the first winner of DS x MÉTIERS D’ART.

DS 9 MÉTIERS D’ART introduces a stucco finished interior trim. The coating is etched by the artist and it dries gradually. The movement given to parts is supported by the interplay of colours with areas that catch the light, particularly through gilding, against others in shadow. A one-off, DS 9 MÉTIERS D’ART will shortly be on show in DS STORES.



*Members of the jury : Pascal Morand, Executive President of the Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode, Lison de Caunes, Master of Art in straw marquetry, Hubert Barrère, Artistic director of Maison Lesage and corset maker, Anna Le Corno, cabinet maker and designer from Atelier Farouche Paris, Béatrice Foucher, DS Automobiles CEO, Thierry Metroz, DS Automobiles Design Director and Jean-Philippe Vanhulle, Head of the DS Automobiles upholstery studio