curated by Martine Bedin
design galleries and designer exhibitors
Objects, my friends is an exhibition of furniture and objects made with care, objects produced in small quantity, boldly escaping from fashion and market laws, and loaded with a great poetry. Created by architects, designers or artists, all attached to beauty. Those objects ask the question of their status: Art objects? Everyday objects? Both?
Drawn objects to play with light, in glass, porcelain, or furthermore in silver, marble, albaster... Those fragile objects will be laid on a great pink table, in a pink house, below the glass roof and the Mediteranean sun: vibrant ceramics of northern countries, vases of Fausto Melotti, sleepy face of Kiki Kogelnik...
Great furniture which will watch over us, almost against the light in front of the sea, strange "silhouettes".
Funny furniture as well, offbeat, indisciplined.
Enigmatic mirros and photographs from where the objects live, in the intimacy of Monegasque interiors, themselves enigmatic images as well.
It is a new walk reflected infinitely in the huge mirros of Jean Nouvel, going from oneiric bed, unique, of Ettore Sottsass of whom it is this year the anniversary of the hundred years of his birthday, to the objects never seen since the eighties of Sandro Chia and Michelangelo Pistoletto. And as discovery as well, of young and less young creators, little exhibited to the public, but as much intense and passionate.