Friday, January 16, 2015

Solstice: a gathering in Paris

photos: credits at the end of post
Tree of Light
oxidized and waxed walnut, metal, gold and silver threads
A moment of union – an exchange in an atmosphere of quiet – has been carefully carved, painstakingly molded, and lovingly woven by Anne and Vincent Corbière at the gallery, Salon H.

The husband and wife duo, cabinetmaker and weaver each in the highest traditions of their respective arts, has created one of the most poetic moments in their careers. Convoking us in a ring around a Tree of Light,  we find stools, the most primitive of furnishing elements. The exhibit called “Solstice,” evokes the time of the year when diminishing light has become all the more precious. The pagan notions of the sacred - circle, tree, light - are expressed with great craftsmanship in the most contemporary fashion. A beautiful and living reminder that what is most important in life never really changes, that furniture can be art and convey emotion.


Blackened steel, 
upholstery silk bayadère stripes on a ground of gold threads


Patinated steel, 
upholstery of freestyle weave of silk stripes with a glint of silver


Carved chestnut, textile woven with printed vinyl yarns

Solstice can be seen at Salon H until Tuesday, January 20th.

Salon H, is not just a gallery. 
Located in the narrow streets of 6th arrondissement, 
it's founders,Yaël Halberthal and Philippe Zagouri, have formed a salon for the 21st century. Here meet artists, writers, performers - creating events of dynamic and intelligent exchange 
designed for this very intimate and particular space.

           photos courtesy of Salon H and Bruno Suet