La Cène - Guillaume Bardet

La Cène

Guillaume Bardet

On the first floor of the Foundation, you can only see her.

Radiant, it vibrates, central and telluric, in the heart of the Ateliers, where art and design create new imaginations.

Black and oblong, massive and bronze, it has three feet, a tapered elegance.

Its iridescent bronze tray bears the traces of fire and prints of the hand of man.

Vertically, to create the moment, a suspended chandelier, a golden globe radiating from the night of time.

A table, ready to welcome creators and their creations, for a meal, or a sharing.

A table lit with a bronze sun to receive, to gather.

A receptacle of emotions and stories that will be written over time.

A table for New Suppers.

Dreaming the real Blue

Dreaming the real Blue

Mario D’souza

This generous and luminous work is conceived by the artist as a gesture of welcome for the visitors of the panoramic terrace, this space out of time and suspended above the city.

The dominant colours of the fresco echo the history of indigo, used as a pigment on several continents: first yellow when leaving the dye baths, the fabrics gradually turn purple blue only when in contact with the air. Organic forms recall the natural world (plant pods, river delta or rivers, etc.) as well as some children’s games (hopscotch, labyrinths, elastic, etc.), making the link between man and his environment. They allow the joyful and luminous contamination of space.

Around, the yellow walls, curtains and chair make this space a familiar place where everyone can put their childhood memories as in the living room of a family member.

Shine a light

Shine a Light

Nathalie Talec

This luminous and fantastical work welcomes visitors to the Foundation.

A unique creation resulting from the combination of several skills, Shine a Light is a monumental light sculpture inspired by ancient models of vases, objects that are both functional, ornamental and composite. Zoomorphic vases, consisting of a cylindrical basin and an end shaped like an animal or human head, real or fantastic, adorn this chandelier.

These precious objects, which bore witness to the taste of the dignitaries of antiquity for the pomp and luxury of dishes, had both a utilitarian and decorative function. The light sculpture is thus composed of an accumulation of forms and figures using both ceramic (present in the artist’s work for several years) and glass, a new material in the artist’s work.