Antoine Vignault at Galerie Patrick Fourtin, Paris

First Published 20 March 2015

 

Blue Leather Wardrobe by Antoine Vignault at Galerie Patrick Fourtin Paris March 2015 - Detail of Handle

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.

Above: A labradorite sphere framed in a gilt bronze starburst is the door handle of the sensual wardrobe “experience” pictured below with the designer.   

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. 

Blue Leather Wardrobe by Antoine Vignault at Galerie Patrick Fourtin Paris March 2015

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.)

Rigel Table by Antoine Vignault at Galerie Patrick Fourtin Paris March 2015

The Rigel Side Table
(We blogged about this table previously and you can see more pictures here.)

Rigel Table by Antoine Vignault at Galerie Patrick Fourtin Paris March 2015 - detail
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 Console by Antoine Vignault at Galerie Patrick Fourtin Paris March 2015

Betelgeuse* Console

* Betelgeuse is the ninth brightest star in the night sky and second-brightest in the constellation of Orion.

Betelgeuse Console by Antoine Vignault

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Here are a couple of studio shots because my iPhone6 shots don’t do this console justice!
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Side Table by Antoine Vignault at Galerie Patrick Fourtin Paris March 2015

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.

Paris at Night

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!

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