Aubusson Tapestry : The Great Lady Collection
YMER&MALTA / Benjamin Graindorge
« The Cabinet is adorned with a tapestry of a bear, a mass of energy with living threads reminding us that the precious wooden structure was once a massive, towering tree. »
Bruno Ythier – Chief Curator at the Cité Internationale de la Tapisserie d’Aubusson
A number of crafts were used in the creation of Ours, like the new approach to Aubusson tapestries and the very technical woodwork process, which ranges from traditional Japanese assembly techniques to fine digital machining.
The biggest challenge was to faithfully render the bears, their intense expressions, the texture of their pelts and the shine in their eyes, while maintaining a truly contemporary feel.
The choice of colours for the tapestry was made bearing in mind the rare species of wood chosen, rare Bog Oak whose deep grey colour comes from having spent thousands of years at the bottom of swamps, rivers or lakes.
The classical design of the cabinet was reworked to find the perfect balance between poetry and reality.
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 Wood
L.140 x W.44 x H.185cm
Limited Edition of 8 pieces
Acquired by the Cité Internationale de la Tapisserie