Gaëlle Gabillet and Stéphane Villard, from the French Studio GGSV based in Paris, are presenting their new lights at the Gallery Cat Berro.
Both pieces of furniture and display cases, these lights act as small curiosity cabinets highlighting the beauty and strangeness of their subjects.
When turned off, the bulb and socket disappear beneath an opaque black tinted glass. When lit, the bulb gradually reveals itself behind a soft veil, never dazzling. The base is made of blackened oak and the bell of blown glass.
The designers have chosen to present construction debris. Under these bells, they become specimens of a strange preciousness.
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
Photos © Félipe Ribon