Following our summer programme of solo shows at Huntsworth Mews, our London Headquarters, we are delighted to present a selection of designs by Pierre Bonnefille. In the space flooded with natural light the French artist conjures nature and the mineral world through an array of striking, one-of-a-kind furniture pieces.
The styles on show are made of the most fascinating materials. Limestone, lava, marble powders, bronze, and even some rare rock fragments from ancient African copper mines, are worked and mixed into surprising new textures. The geometric, monolith-like shapes lend the pieces an utterly sculptural quality and a timeless feel.
Each design on show has a story, told through the materials it is made of; a story – we like to assume – tracing back to the origin of matter. Like poetry in the making, the collection is called Metamorphosis, and is inspired by the natural phenomena of crystallization and mineralization. We look at each table, sideboard or stool as though they were meteorites that landed on the floor of our Mews radiating a powerful energy.
Alongside the seven-piece offering, we present a selection of artworks from the series “Bronze Paintings”. The distinctive feel of the abstract compositions comes from a specially made bronze powder that Bonnefille uses as a pigment on the white canvas. This textured, metal-like “paint” vibrates whilst conjuring powerful visions. The “Bronze Paintings” on display resonate with the entrancing designs around them: art and design coming together as one.
Pierre Bonnefille’s designs, first exhibited at MNAAG, Musée National des Arts Asiatiques – Guimet, in Paris, are available in limited edition signed and numbered.
The exhibition will be open for visitation by-appointment-only. Book your appointment now.