Aubusson Tapestry : The Great Lady Collection
YMER&MALTA / Benjamin Graindorge
« (…)A timeless, brilliant bench features a cover as if seen from above, like a hand drawn by Le Corbusier, a hand holding up a subtle, textured landscape of dark colors, fire and shadows, as the warmth of the wool contrasts beautifully with the quiet, round shapes of the base. The tapestry lands like a comfy cashmere shawl on the back of an armchair, rearranging the motif with curves and counter-curves.. (…) »
Bruno Ythier, Chief Curator at the Cité Internationale de la Tapisserie d’Aubusson
The initial inspiration for this piece was a camp. We wanted to create an installation, a small, welcoming world to get lost in, like a mountain landscape.
This piece was treated like a piece of haute-couture fashion with a pattern designed for the tapestry to fall perfectly on the bench.
« VueDuCiel celebrates the art of unstructured weaving. In order to provide even more contrast, the weaver used a number of different materials such as wool, silk, natural viscose, royal linen, cotton… The weaving is irregular and varies from one zone to another on the piece. »
Patrick Guillot, Weaver
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 Metal
L.252 x W.223 x H.40cm
Limited Edition of 8 pieces
Acquired by the Cité Internationale de la Tapisserie