Galerie Philippe Gravier
Galerie Philippe Gravier has developed two concepts: “Maisons d’Edition” between art and architecture and “Elements of Architecture” between architecture and sculpture.
Maisons d’Edition is a small nomad house that must be demountable and sustainable. Whether ‘bijou’ or ‘folly’, each of these small houses correspond to the architect’s or artist’s personal signature, based on innovation. Designed as hotel suites, easily assembled, their surface is maximum 400 square feet, produced in limited edition; edited and numbered in 8 ex. + 4 artist’s proofs.
Elements of Architecture are produced more as sculptures than design; it is never about designing furniture, but more a question of architectural style and of each architect’s personal signature and excellence. They are produced in limited edition of five.
A temporary, mobile tea room using corrugated plastic boards 5mm thick are arrayed at 65mm intervals and fixed together using banding bands. Once the bands are unfastened, the tea room returns to an assembly of cheap elements, making it easy to move. The entire form resembles an irregularly-shaped cocoon, and is an homage to Furuta Oribe’s deformed tea ceremony bowl.
Contact/ Philippe Gravier
Address/ 91 rue du Faubourg Saint Honore, Paris 75008, France
Call/ +331428986 07