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We offer a poetic world playing the transparency with visual effects, laws of nature as the principle of communicating vessels, which liven up pieces in their use. Containers then are sometimes colored, stirred up playing with their contents. Silently the volumes reveal their secret demanding a particular attention. This range of utilitarian pieces is marked with the marvellous of the childhood, with its spirit of discovery and game. The first collection, in 2000, was moreover called Petites leçons de choses...

Recently this range grew rich of tonics decorations in colored glass. Transparency, translucence and opacity get involved in simple and graphic motives. The volumes deliberately uncluttered underline the impact of the dynamic vocabulary. With evocations of the heraldry and the sign posing, games of rhythms and colored combinations make a strong visual impression of movement and vibration ... inciting to manipulate these objects.Demanding and challenging, this new work values the rare expertise and skilfulness required in that flameworking.

ACQUISITIONS

- SHMOG (The Shanghai Museum of Glass). Acquisition of several pieces for the permanent exhibition, 2012.

- FNAC (Fonds National d'Art Contemporain) : Acquisition of the "Petites leçons de choses", 2001 and spoons "Cold cuts, série 1, wood and glass", 2010.
- MUSEE DES ARTS DECORATIFS : Acquisition of uniques pieces made in-situ for Luminarc, Arques International, 2008.
- VILLA KUJOYAMA. Research project : "MANU-Facture" in partnership with Baccarat. French artist residency in Kyoto, Japan. 6 months in 2006.
- FIACRE. Grant for research : Objets inanimés? Paris. 2002.

CURRENT EXHIBITIONS

- COLLECTIONS DE PRINTEMPS par ARCADE, Centre Culturel Design & Métiers d'Art, à Sainte Colombe en Auxois, du 10 avril au 26 juin 2016.
- CECI N'EST PAS UNE BOUTEILLE au MUDAC (Musée du Design et des Arts Appliqués Contemporains), à Lausanne, du 17 novembre 2015 au 05 juin 2016.


Video by Philippe LABRUNE.