First Published 20 March 2015
Galerie Patrick Fourtin hosted the vernissage of the first collection by Antoine Vignault last evening. This six piece collection is one we have been following for some time and it was a wonderful experience to see the pieces in person.
This wardrobe really needs to be viewed in person. It is covered in soft blue leather,which is fastened with small gold-headed nails. The details continue on the back. The base is blue tinted macassar and bronze.
The starburst pattern is a subtle detail on the inside of the doors that gives you a glimpse into the detailed glory of Antoine’s work. Each piece he creates has a plaque stating the number of the piece. (Each of the five designs includes 2 prototypes, 2 art proofs and 8 examples of each work.)
The Rigel Side Table
(We blogged about this table previously and you can see more pictures here.)
The quality of the craftsmanship is enchanting it’s own. Yet this is just the tip of the iceberg. This table is a nod to Royère who incorporated straw marquetry and stars in his work. Antoine’s 5 pointed ‘pentagram’ star (rather than the decoratively symmetrical 6 pointed star employed by Royère) is employed with the knowledge that it is a symbol recognized by man through centuries dating back to the Egyptians, with fascinating associations to the Golden Ratio. With full understanding and enthusiasm of these theories Antoine seeks to touch an eternal chord within us humans through his work.
* Betelgeuse is the ninth brightest star in the night sky and second-brightest in the constellation of Orion.
Side table, golden straw marquetry top, bronze underside to the table with the OAK stamp visible.
For the full story on these pieces we encourage you to contact Galerie Patrick Fourtin.
This is the courtyard outside Galerie Patrick Fourtin .
We wanted to share with you this enchanting view from last evening.
Wishing you a wonderful weekend!