SNAKE BOOKCASE – Stainless Polished GUILLAUME PIÉCHAUD'valu
- Dimensions : 228 × 168 × 30.5 cm
- Year : 2005-2009
- Material : Polished stainless steel or patina steel
- Editions : Edition of 8 + 4 AP
- Signature : Signed on a badge under the chair
Sold with two bookends.
Curves and ribbons
In Guillaume Piéchaud’s work,
when the fantastic animals turn into serpents, the lines stretch and become more refined. His furniture is then constructed like the lines of a drawing traversing space. Cobra tables and Serpent bookcases transform into delicious curves drawing ribbons and rings. Eternal lines, Mobius Loops, steel becomes lighter than ever. Smooth and curvy, its surface starts shimmering and singing. It evokes the wave of a river, which would flow before us, infinite and imprinted with an unspeakable serenity.
Guillaume Piéchaud is a French sculptor and designer.
Born in 1968, he graduated from the École Boulle (an historical reference amid art and design schools in Europe) in 1988, where he attended engraving techniques of precious metal. He has worked with famous jewelry designers for eight years, creating collections in collaboration with the most important craftsmen and luxury brands.
In parallel with his engraving work, Guillaume Piéchaud has also pursued a proper artistic career. Indeed, at the age of 25 he chose to reconvert into design, and developed progressively a practice that can be placed at the border between sculpture and design, informed by his passion for metalwork.
Since 2009 he has been producing several pieces of furniture, genuine sculptures made of stainless steel, in collaboration with the LOFT Gallery. These objects have simple shapes and clean lines, translating to a larger scale all the skills he acquired from his education as a jewelry maker.
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