Finally, Maison et Objet 2019 opens its doors today and welcomes us to join the best craftsmen, plastic artists and designers in the world. If you are as excited as we are to start our journey in the event, you should be careful not to lose yourself with so many fascinating things to discover. To help you, we leave here an introduction of 4 Fine Master Artisans you can’t miss at the CRAFT – métiers d’art (Hall 5A) sector in MO 2019:
- Mathilde Penicaud (Stand J20)
Fusion of steel and concrete is a peculiar technique used to create breathtaking objects. Mathilde Penicaud explores this merging between materials. Bright steel, matt concrete. Curves, spirals, graphic language, with them as tools she developed her unique and innovative know-how.
“I wanted to extract the steel from the mass that enveloped it, to create a dialogue between structure and surface. The concrete is spontaneously attributed to hardness, angles, cold, imposing, rigid, heavy; an outdated form of modernity. I make it a sensitive material although rough, light in its mass, capable of flexibility, perhaps even of tenderness.”
- Paulina Okurowska (Stand Lbis5)
Mosaicist and visual artist, Paulina Okurowska writes poetry with minerals. The artist creates sculptures with old slate, essentially Breton.
- Guillaume Roche (Stand M21)
This artist is focused in the creation of sculptures, unique stainless steel pieces, featuring contemporary design. Roche also develops designs of indoor and outdoor decoration objects. His main inspirations is mineral radiance, the energy of movement, that balances the composition. He is a sculptor who graduated from the National School of Applied Arts of Paris.
Looking for the contrast between torned up raw shapes and polished minimalist shapes is his goal. His search of form is based on the transformation of raw material. Energy and eruption are the key words of his works.
- Sally Burnett (Stand I20)
Unique decorative pieces in turned wood for galleries, architects and interior designers are born from the hands of this master artisan. Using ethically sourced native English timbers, these forms are carved, textured and decorated, creating rich, tactile, black and white surfaces, often with the addition of precious gold and silver leaf.
“I am fascinated with wood, particularly creating work from freshly felled trees, timber known as green wood. A living material that moves and twists as you work it. The shapes and textures that can be created are endless. It is both a pleasure to work and a challenge.”
Stay with us to see more fascinating master artisans to get to know at Maison et Objet 2019.
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