Chambre du Temps – Sound installation and furniture design

Designed by Esa Vesmanen in collaboration with French composer, Claire Renard, Chambre du Temps (Time Chamber) was created for the Biennale Musiques en Scène 2006 in Lyon, France, in co-operation with the Contemporary Art Museum of Lyon.



Chambre du Temps was an artistic and musical stopping-off place, an installation for the busy urbanite. Visitors were offered a space in which to slow down and become acutely aware of time, particularly the present moment, with musical chairs, listening gardens and sound pillows.

The work was subsequently exhibited at the Finnish Institute in Paris in 2007 and the Lönnström Art Museum in Rauma, Finland, in 2008.

Chambre du Temps was the third collaborative project between Renard and Vesmanen between 1999-2006.    

Claire Renard – PIMC

The Finnish Institute in France