Curiosity Object by Gaëlle Gabillet & Stéphane Villard
by Harry / April 13, 2012


Gaëlle Gabillet and Stéphane Villard's display cabinets highlight "the beauty and strangeness of their subjects."



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Combining furniture and display window, these lights act as small curiosity cabinets. When turned off, the bulb and socket disappear beneath the opaque black tinted glass.


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When lit, the bulb gradually reveals itself "behind a soft veil, never dazzling" say Gabillet & Villard.


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The base is made of blackened oak and the bell is blown glass.


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"This series sets different scenes of an exhibition, inciting one to observe and reflect. These lights question what is to be looked at: the object or its content? Where are we supposed to be focusing our attention in this day and age?"


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The designers have chosen to present construction debris under the luminous bells, and in so doing "they become specimens of a strange preciousness."


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"From the displayed object, the glance shifts to the exhibiting object."

Curiosity Object was created for Galerie Cat Berro by Studio GGSV (Gaëlle Gabillet & Stéphane Villard).

Photos: Félipe Ribon.

+ ggsv.fr


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