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Aguttes

21.26 x 24.41 in.

Medium

Although she worked from architecture to set design to furniture, French designer Elizabeth Garouste is best known through her collaboration with Swiss designer Mattia Bonetti, begun in 1980 to create pieces of furniture and interior décor. The designers made pieces using untraditional materials such as rocks, hammered bronze, raffia, leather, skin, logs, and glass, yielding furnishings and designs for tables, chairs, and interior spaces. Her work has often been referred to as “barbarian”, referring to the breaking of conventional aesthetics by combining the influences of the Middle Ages and Neoclassicism.

Selected exhibitions
2018
Mouvements Modernes at The Salon Art + Design 2018Mouvements Modernes
2017
Mouvements Modernes at PAD Paris 2017Mouvements Modernes
Mouvements Modernes at PAD London 2017Mouvements Modernes
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Mattia Bonnetti is known for creating innovative pieces of furniture that are as much works of fine art as they are utilitarian objects. He employs a wide range of materials, often in surprising ways, as with “Denim Armchair” (2007), a beech wood chair upholstered with salvaged blue jeans and wrapped humorously with a leather belt. In “Drops Table” (2007), walnut wood and acrylic resin are integrated seamlessly to produce a visually striking yet fully functional dining table.

Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Selected exhibitions
2020
Group Exhibition - Spring 2020David Gill Gallery
2019
Group ExhibitionDavid Gill Gallery
2017
Mattia Bonetti 'New Works 2017'David Gill Gallery
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Occasional table, Circa 2000

Bronze, glass, wood
21 13/50 × 24 41/100 in
54 × 62 cm
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Aguttes

21.26 x 24.41 in.

Medium

Although she worked from architecture to set design to furniture, French designer Elizabeth Garouste is best known through her collaboration with Swiss designer Mattia Bonetti, begun in 1980 to create pieces of furniture and interior décor. The designers made pieces using untraditional materials such as rocks, hammered bronze, raffia, leather, skin, logs, and glass, yielding furnishings and designs for tables, chairs, and interior spaces. Her work has often been referred to as “barbarian”, referring to the breaking of conventional aesthetics by combining the influences of the Middle Ages and Neoclassicism.

Selected exhibitions (3)

Mattia Bonnetti is known for creating innovative pieces of furniture that are as much works of fine art as they are utilitarian objects. He employs a wide range of materials, often in surprising ways, as with “Denim Armchair” (2007), a beech wood chair upholstered with salvaged blue jeans and wrapped humorously with a leather belt. In “Drops Table” (2007), walnut wood and acrylic resin are integrated seamlessly to produce a visually striking yet fully functional dining table.

Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Selected exhibitions (3)
Other works by Elizabeth Garouste
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