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15 Mar 2018
Metamorphosis -  -

Metamorphosis – Coffe Table Polygon 8

Mixed Media on woods, base on bronze burnished wood
890 x 1040 x 297 (h) mm

At the core of Pierre Bonnefille’s new home collection is the discovery of a collection of stones originating from ancient African copper mines, inspiring his desire to further explore the richness of the Earth’s crust. 
The ‘Metamorphosis’ series pays homage to the geometry created by natural phenomenon, such as crystallization and mineralization, which inspired the form of this home collection series, consisting of high and low tables, buffets, consoles, benches and bookshelves. 
The series puts forth the idea of the material’s transformation and its variations developed by the artist. Two different forms of copper compose the base of this series: one being composed of sheets of copper installed on wood structures, the other covers a texture made up of copper powder. The composition of the materials used are similar to the fundamental combinations of rock: copper, brass, bronze and steel conversing with the rare colours of the materials’ elements.

Pierre Bonnefille is a French artist, painter, designer and “Maître d’Art” (Art Master) with a unique and poetic approach. Born in 1958 in Saint-Quentin in the North of France, he has lived and worked in Paris since 1985. Material, colors and light are inseparable in Pierre Bonnefille’s work. The artist creates his own materials and textures, made from mineral powder, limestone, lava, marble, earth, from natural pigments and metallic powders. Pierre Bonnefille is a veritable explorer, drawing his inspiration from the colors of nature with architectural references from Venice, Pompei and Kyoto. To make his color palettes Pierre Bonnefille starts with the earth and the materials that he collects, and then goes on to analyze their colorimetric structures. The intensity, color and movements of light propose a ceaseless, new interpretation of color and texture created by Pierre Bonnefille, giving them a unique and particular identity. The inimitable savoir-faire in Pierre Bonnefille’s wall compositions and home pieces have, for 30 years, taken the form of creations around the globe, from private projects, to institutions, to luxury brands (such as Cartier, Hermès and Loro Piana, among others). Pierre Bonnefille’s international reputation affirms itself through major projects in Europe (Paris, London, Switzerland, Italy), Asia and the USA, among others.