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.


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


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


"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?"


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


"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.


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