Daily tous les jours

Daily tous les jours is a Canadian art and design studio based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It specializes in participative public art installations. Its best known project is 21 Balançoires (the Musical Swings).

Daily tous les jours
HeadquartersMontreal, Quebec, Canada
Key people
Mouna Andraos, Melissa Mongiat
ProductsPublic Art, Interactive design
Number of employees


Daily tous les jours was founded by Mouna Andraos and Melissa Mongiat.[1]

Daily tous les jours' installation 21 Balançoires, originally located in Montreal's Promenade des Artistes in the Quartier des Spectacles, was developed in 2011 with the help off behavioural scientist Luc-Alain Giraldeau and musician Radwan Ghazi Moumneh. Visitors work together to elicit musical patterns and melodies.[2][3] The piece has been described by Oprah Winfrey as a "living piece of art".[4] The exhibit was set up in Oklahoma City in 2019.[5]

In 2012 the pair developed an interactive art installation, Operette, which allowed members of the public to take part in live action role playing.[6]

The studio has exhibited I Heard There Was a Secret Chord, a digital choir based on online music streaming; originally presented at the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal,[7] the artwork also toured at the Jewish Museum (Manhattan),[8] and the Somerset House[9] and several other museums. The work has received mixed reviews.[10][11]

Daily tous les jours designed the exhibit space for the Toronto offices of Sidewalk Labs, including flexible seating and neighbourhood design tools.[12]


Throughout the years, Daily tous les jours has won international recognitions, including the Grand Prize at the UNESCO Shenzhen Design Awards, Best in Show at the IxDA Interaction Awards in 2013, a Fast Company Innovation by Design Award, a Knight Cities Challenge for Civic Innovation, and an Americans for the Arts Public Art Network Award.

External linksEdit


  1. ^ Understanding Industrial Design: Principles for UX and Interaction Design. "O'Reilly Media, Inc."; 20 January 2016. ISBN 978-1-4919-2036-7. p. 137.
  2. ^ A Companion to Curation. Wiley; 6 November 2019. ISBN 978-1-119-20686-6. p. 347.
  3. ^ Place and Placelessness Revisited. Taylor & Francis; 15 July 2016. ISBN 978-1-317-38522-6. p. 127.
  4. ^ Podrazik, Joan. "21 Swings: Montreal's Musical Swing Set Is 'Living Piece Of Art'". Huffpost. Verizon Media. Retrieved 5 November 2019.
  5. ^ "Musical Swings Open In Downtown Oklahoma City". 9 Live Now, September 20, 2019, By: Caleigh Bourgeois
  6. ^ Arnold Aronson. The Routledge Companion to Scenography. Taylor & Francis; 11 September 2017. ISBN 978-1-317-42226-6. p. 344.
  7. ^ "Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal - Leonard Cohen: A Crack in Everything embarks on international tour". E-Flux. Sternberg Press. Retrieved 11 November 2019.
  8. ^ Felsenthal, Daniel. "The Leonard Cohen Show Is a Shallow Response to the Musician's Legacy". Hyperallergic. Veken Gueyikian. Retrieved 5 November 2019.
  9. ^ Alexander, Ella. "Somerset House's new exhibition is a wake-up call for more sleep". Harper's Bazaar UK. Hearst. Retrieved 5 November 2019.
  10. ^ "I wanted to love this Leonard Cohen exhibit, but was overwhelmed by gimmicks and kitsch". Washington Post, by Sebastian Smee, April 17, 2019
  11. ^ "Review: Hallelujah! Leonard Cohen’s Music is Being Honored at the Jewish Museum ". WYNC, Apr 12, 2019 · by Deborah Solomon
  12. ^ "Sidewalk Labs Toronto offices occupy fishery renovated by Lebel & Bouliane". Dezeen, Bridget Cogley | 7 January 2019