- Dimensions : 200 cm
- Year : 2015
- Material : Polished stainless steel
- Signature : Hand-signed
2015, Chateau de Gilly, Bourgogne, France
Meetings and conversations
The line is always for Guillaume Piéchaud what unites and harmonizes the forms.
One of his iconic pieces, la Conversation (Conversation), draws the continuous line that invites us to meet.
Hybrid between the « Confident », a sort of two-seater sofa with an « S » sha- ped back invented under the Second Empire, and the « Bureau Max Ingrand », designed in 1966 by Ben Swildens for Peugeot’s headquarters in Paris, these Conversations, from the simplest to the most monumental, come in various materials.
They symbolize the artist’s fascination with dialogue, not only curves designed face to face, but also materials. Stone, steel, and wood, brass or leather go together in sublime pieces, real furniture-jewelry reviving his talent as a goldsmith.
P.95, Catalog monograph of artist
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Born in 1968, he graduated from the École Boulle (an historical reference amid art and design schools in Europe) in 1988, where he attended engraving techniques of precious metal.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.