In the collection designed especially for Galerie Gosserez, Piergil Fourquié explores the concept of balance, applied to the design of everyday objects: static balance; dynamic balance; the balance of systems, eco-systems; the balance of bodies and to pursue the metaphor, the balance of minds, to achieve serenity. A design which blends technical choices (materials, overhang) with a refined finish.
Through about ten objects, all original, Piergil demonstrates:
- cantilever balance through the ‘Big Boss’ desk
- group balance, through the infinite number of ‘Totems’ compositions
- balance of the suspended membrane in the ‘Bulles’ (Bubbles) collection
Objects, from which an evidence, profound peace is emitted, to border an essential balance, ours, which exists in our life and our domestic environment.
Balance: from the Latin aequilibrium, from aequus ‘equal’ and libra ‘balance, weight.’ A concept which describes situations where the ‘forces’ present – the parts in the case of a metaphor – are equal, or such that none surpasses the others.’
Cantilever: an installation is known as cantilever when an element is supported by a part which is above space; that is without immediate support below the ‘cantilever’ element. A cantilever installation carries the risk of imbalance or of rupture in the event of overloading as it depends on the solidity of the supports.’