FRANÇOIS BAUCHET

François Bauchet‘s furniture objects stand in a frontier between functionality and the work of art, and raise questions about the importance of the presence and material reality of things in a world dedicated to the image. Bauchet has been working in this mode since as early as 1979, and in the eighties he created a great number of pieces for art institutions–for example, he designed furniture for the Jeu de Paume museum in France–as well as numerous furniture models. He has progressed from using lacquered wood, to working with resin, and now uses raw fabrics and ceramics to create furniture that challenges our preconceptions, but always with elegance and subtlety. In addition to beautiful reproductions of his works, this volume contains an interview with Bauchet conducted by Claire Foyalle, a design historian and an essay by Jacques Bonnaval, Director of the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris and editor of Azimuts magazine.

Jacques Bonnaval is the former director of Saint-Étienne Higher School of Art and Design and founder of the International Design Biennial.
Claire Fayolle is a design journalist and teacher.
French designer François Bauchet (born 1948 in Montluçon, France, lives and works in Paris), who studied sculpture and ceramics, confronts forms that were born from sculpture in a very tenuous functional dimension. All his furniture raise the question of the presence of things in a world dedicated to the image.

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