'Edifice' Floor Light by François Mascarello, 2018
Handmade by François Mascarello in Paris, the ‘Edifice’ floor light is a unique sculpture in waxed stucco resembling a glowing edifice, the interior of which is entirely covered in straw marquetry of a subtle grey and beige dégradé. This sculpture with a lit interior is like a « scaled architecture for the home » alive with light bouncing off of the straw marquetry and glowing through the different openings. It takes on a new and different appearance depending on the angle from which it is viewed: a cubist home in the spirit of Le Corbusier or a skyscraper-like impressive vertical building. Painter, sculptor, designer but also craftsman, François Mascarello uses the strength as well as the fragility of manual techniques in his creations. In a time in which laser can cut just about any drawing in any material, and in which 3D printers can infinitely reproduce identical shapes, it is through his mastery of the material constraints that he brings to life the emotion that is indispensable to art. François Mascarello is known for creating colorful, entirely hand-painted wallpapers and decors: Le Dome restaurant and the Fauchon Hotel in Paris are amongst his latest projects.
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240H x 70W x 70D
94,49H x 27,56W x 27,56D
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