Anyone who enters a museum crosses a threshold, and for those who cross that of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, this entrance feels like an encounter with the exceptional, something almost sacred. The objects found there are stripped of their initial function and raised to the ranks of a genuine work of art. At the impetus of the exhibition curator François Mathey, a pioneer as great as he is unknown, a new perspective has been shone on day-to-day objects. The ordinary is exhibited and put on show, the banal becomes remarkable. It is this role of the object in our visual and aesthetic culture, its value and its calling into question, that intrigued me.