In this book, Jasper Morrison presents the interior of the Museum of Decorative Arts in Bordeaux, which houses collections of exceptional objects from the 17th and 18th centuries.
This 18th volume of "Les Cahiers" collection was entirely created by the English designer Jasper Morrison (text, photographs and layout).
In this book, the designer presents the interior of the Museum of Decorative Arts in Bordeaux (situated in the old "Hôtel de Lalande"), which houses collections of exceptional objects from the 17th and 18th centuries. Jasper Morrison cleverly initiates a kind of "dialog" between these objects and several of his own creations, emblematic of the last few years:
– The Glo-Ball lamp (1999), hung in the Hôtel De Lalande staircase like an 18th century lantern,
– A Basel Chair ensemble (2008), positioned around the table in the Empire dining room,
– The Pipe Chair (2008) set next to a precious Dutch cabinet from the 17th century.
Jasper Morrison wrote the text, inspired by the museum pieces, whose histories he recounts in the style of a romantic episode.
This book also shows an interesting intimacy between the antiques in the collections at Bordeaux's Museum of Decorative Arts and Jasper Morrison's creations, where, though three centuries apart, the "super normal lines" seem to interact in the most perfect harmony.
English and French Texts: Bernadette de Boysson, Jasper Morrison.
|Number of pages||36|
|Size||15,5 x 21 cm|
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