Chair, 1992 Garouste et Bonetti
Desk and chair, Blome residence 1992
Grand bureau, 1987 Garouste et Bonetti
Belgravia cabinet 1989, Elisabeth Garouste
Kawakubo chest, 1994 Elisabeth Garouste
Table 'Abyss' , 2004 Mattia Bonetti
I first encountered the design team* of Garouste et Bonetti on my first decorating project. It was love at first sight. I adore the artisanal. I found their neo-barbaric pieces captivating and timeless, not unlike Bronze Age artefacts. Alas, nothing lasts forever, Garouste et Bonetti have gone their separate ways. Mattia Bonetti and Elisabeth Garouste now work separately; their individual perspectives are now more evident.
Unfortunately those who love this type of work, seem to do so exclusively. I prefer to see these works as part of a greater whole (i.e. the David Whitney Collection), rather than as merely a display of artisanal furniture.
*This is a correction of the previous information that Garouste et Bonetti were a husband and wife team. Which was a surprise to me as I thought until a few years ago they were both women.
Now playing: Mary J. Blige - Let No Man Put Asunder
Tuesday, 12 February 2008
Posted by HOBAC at 00:08