8 juillet 2022
8 juillet 2022
XIIe - XVIe
Ryan Decker, the internet wizard’s apprentice who created a virtual reality piece featuring bizarre medieval creatures for Super House.
The other duo of « magicians », Studiopepe, has imagined a collection of furniture surrounded by a halo of mystery with the Galerie Philia. Presented through an immersive installation, it explores the notion of sacredness in its anthropological and historical complexity, as well as the strength of the symbols given to objects.
The cell in the depths of the castle and its obscure practices also feed the imagination of creative people. Objects of torture such as the wrought iron chair with brodequins or the chains are transformed into objects of curiosity, retwisted with derision by Studio Panorammma, Capucine Guhur or Jermaine Gallacher.
In the middle of the 12th century, Romanesque art gave way to Gothic architecture. The arches abandoned their perfect curvature in favour of pointed ends, and the first ribbed vaults and buttresses were discovered. These religious forms were assumed and appropriated by the designers of the day. Notably Rodolphe Parente who, during his last counter-party at the Toulon Design Parade, proposed an atmosphere halfway between modernism and archaism.
Stained glass, a true aesthetic feat of the Middle Ages, makes a veritable pilgrimage from the Notre-Dame de Chartres cathedral to Dolce Gabbana’s 2022 fashion show, via the Parisian pied-à-terre renovated by Hugo Toro. In its traditional form, in tinted and assembled glass, or in a couture style, or in luminous neon, the style is declined in all sorts of ways to project a mystical incandescence in the collections.
The Claudine restaurant in Singapore, the Booking Office 1869 at the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel in London, the Jaffa Hotel in Tel Aviv… Hotels and restaurants are treading on the soil of the church by taking up residence in former convents and monasteries in the Gothic and neo-Gothic style. These enigmatic and highly confidential addresses bring modernity to buildings steeped in history.