Crystal world, Large wall lamp
- Dimensions : 90 × 70 × 45 cm
- Year : 2020
- Material : LED Lighting, Polished stainless steel, Rock crystal
- Editions : Unique work
- Signature : Hand-signed
"Nature as a source of inspiration seems to have no limits. The works of Guillaume Piéchaud are proof of this.
transcribing Nature in the form of furniture does not only consist in contemplating the fauna, flora or mineral in order to reproduce them. It is about capturing the essence of their harmony. If the line is the main component, it is often the light that reveals it. Whether coming from inside or outside, whether reflected or diffused, the light imposes itself, as soft as it is powerful. This fascination, born from the artist’s love for semi-precious stones, rock crystal in particular, led him to integrate new dimensions into his works."
Extract from the monograph, Guillaume Piéchaud, Éditions Loft, 2020
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Born in 1968, he graduated from the École Boulle (an historical reference amid art and design schools in Europe) in 1988, where he attended engraving techniques of precious metal.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.