Elizabeth Garouste and Mattia Bonetti, ‘Pair of mask-form wall lights’, ca. 1987, Phillips

Property from a Private Collection, Miami

Each: 11 3/4 x 11 1/2 x 7 1/2 in. (29.8 x 29.2 x 19.1 cm)

Staphen Calloway, François Baudot and Gerard-Georges Lemaire, Elizabeth Garouste et Mattia Bonetti, Marseilles, 1990, pp. 195-01, 204-07, 209
Marie-France Boyer, "Au Revoir, Lacroix," World of Interiors, June 2010, pp. 109-11
Clémence Krzentowski and Didier Krzentowski, eds., The Complete Designers' Lights (1950-1990) 30 Years of Collecting, Paris, 2012, p. 347

Christian Lacroix, Paris, circa 1987
Sotheby's, Paris, "Garouse & Bonetti: Mobilier de la Maison de Haute Couture Christian Lacroix," May 26, 2010, lot 113
Acquired from the above by the present owner

About Elizabeth Garouste and Mattia Bonetti

Elizabeth Garouste (French, born 1949), a former costume designer, and Mattia Bonetti (Swiss, born 1952), a photographer, together form a Paris-based design team specializing in furniture that is at once experimental and elegant. Their work is marked by a use of classically tasteful materials, such as terra-cotta and wrought iron, as well as by the prevalence of sleek shapes and lines. “Our hope is to give people the feeling of freedom in the choice of forms,” they have said. “Good taste really bothers us a lot. What we care about is implanting doubt. We don’t have any rules.”

French and Swiss