Aubusson Tapestry : The Great Lady Collection
YMER&MALTA / Lou Malta
« (…) a small, shiny wooden stool comes topped with a herd of sheep packed together, not unlike a close-up from Artavazd Pelechyan’s unique film, The Seasons. The skilled tapestry work that combines form and function, doesn’t just dress the seat, it actually forms the seat on this apparently simple yet intriguing piece. Motif and use blend together on this tautological piece where subject and material form a whole (…) »
Bruno Ythier, Chief Curator at the Cité Internationale de la Tapisserie d’Aubusson
The tapestry becomes a structure. In order to resist the tension provoked by the design of this stool, YMER&MALTA innovated using highly resistant nautical rope for the chain on this tapestry. In parallel, the dynamic design of the hand-sculpted wooden structure reinforces the feeling of tension.
This piece was presented at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs de Paris during Valérie Maltaverne’s Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres Award ceremony.
Aubusson Tapestry and Bog Oak
L.60 x l.45 x H.45cm
Limited Edition of 8 pieces
Acquired by the Cité Internationale de la Tapisserie