Snarkitecture's The Beach at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris. Photo: Noah Kalina

Paris’s Museum of Decorative Arts Hosts Giant Ball Pool

From March 21 to 25, the grand nave of Paris’s Musée des Arts Décoratifs will host an installation comprised of 300,000 balls made from recycled plastic according to BFMTV. The project, titled The Beach, was designed by New York–based firm Snarkitecture, whose past works have included a collaboration with contemporary artist Daniel Arsham, one of the founders of the firm, and honors the twentieth anniversary of the iconic department store, Colette, located just a few blocks from the museum. According to Colette’s website, The Beach is “a place for young and old, a place to have fun, and a place of discovery and rebirth.”

The Beach was commissioned in 2015 by the National Building Museum in Washington, DC, and has since traveled to the Amalie Arena in Tampa and the Sydney Festival at Barangaroo Reserve in Sydney, Australia.