After studying at the Ecole Boulle and then at the Ecole des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, Pierre Bonnefille became passionate about materials and colours. At the beginning of the 90s, with the help of Olivier Gagnère and Yves Taralon, he signed the large red fresco on the walls of the Café Marly under the arcades of the Louvre. This first major public commission led to countless collaborations with other renowned names in decoration: Rena Dumas, Michel Boyer, Philippe Starck, Christian Liaigre, Bruno Moinard…
Pierre Bonnefille is a maestro of chromatic chords. He draws his inspiration from his travels, and distils colours of infinite richness in his work as an artist and furniture designer. Inspired by nature and landscapes, the vibrant surfaces of Pierre Bonnefille’s works invest space, creating a unique and sensitive atmosphere. Working with natural pigments, mineral, limestone, lava or marble powders, one can recognize his imprint in the textured materials and harmonious colours that make up his wall creations as well as his furniture pieces.
The Metamorphosis furniture collection is a tribute to the geometries created by the natural phenomena of crystallisation and mineralization; they inspire the shape of this series of tables, sideboards, consoles, benches and shelves.
The Furoshi drawings series is inspired by the gestures of the Japanese art of folding and wrapping; Pierre Bonnefille uses this ancient technique to apply bronze and carbon textures to sheets of paper.
The Bronze painting series is made from bronze powders and original materials. Bronze stretches, liquefies and freezes into evanescent patterns on large abstract canvases, revealing landscapes, aquatic reflections and silky traces that play with light.