"Considering ornamentation ephemeral and subject to the winds of fashion Royere concetrated on shape and volume; making pieces in fabric, metal and wood which carved space or filled the air with their strong forms and lines."
A certain sense of green emerges
after winter takes her turn.
1. "The Disintegration Loops arrived with a story that was beautiful and heartbreaking in its own right. It's been repeated so many times that Basinski himself has grown weary of telling it: in the 1980s, he constructed a series of tape loops consisting of processed snatches of music captured from an easy listening station. When going through his archives in 2001, he decided to digitize the decades-old loops to preserve them. He started a loop on his digital recorder and left it running, and when he returned a short while later, he noticed that the tape was gradually crumbling as it played. The fine coating of magnetized metal was slivering off, and the music was decaying slightly with each pass through the spindle. Astonished, Basinski repeated the process with other loops and obtained similar results. " (text from here) (listen here)
2. "Born in Paris, Jean Royere made an international reputation as designer of luxury interiors in Europe, the Middle East and Latin America in the jetsetting 50s and 60s. Eschewing the mass production mindset of contemporary design; Royere dedicated himself to the creation of lively and spacious rooms for leisure and play, envisioning each of his plush sofas and freeform coffee tables as an singular contribution his total effect. Favoring jewel tones, richly polished wood and curvaceous, vegetal forms, Royere created vibrant spaces which encourage movement and interaction; appropriate to settings for sophisticated entertaining and recreation. Though declaring himself "against furniture," Royere designed influential pieces which have gained attention in the succeeding decades. Considering ornamentation ephemeral and subject to the winds of fashion Royere concetrated on shape and volume; making pieces in fabric, metal and wood which carved space or filled the air with their strong forms and lines. His Tour Eiffel lamps and tables feature the strong geometric lines of his signature Croisillon pattern in dark brass punctuated by patinated balls. His sinuous Corbeille lamps recall the elegance of traditional chandeliers and sconces; but with the boldness of modern style. Though a master of metal and wood, Royere is also known for his buoyant upholstery, including his classic Oeuf and Boule chairs. (text here)
image of Jean Royere sconce from Galerie Half