Set of 8 Garouste & Bonetti ‘Jour et Nuit ’ bronze dining chairs 1991

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This is a rare set of eight dining chairs by Elizabeth Garouste & Mattia Bonetti, model Jour et Nuit, made in solid steel and bronze. Garouste & Bonetti began their collaboration and gained global recognition for their interior design of the Paris nightclub Le Palace in 1979. This model of chairs was designed by the duo in 1991, and edited by Galerie Avant-scene. They have been fully restored, and newly upholstered using Italian Dedar jacquard fabric reference Pazl, which is a silk satin and linen fabric mixing geometric elements and references to primitive art, suiting these chairs and Garouste & Bonetti mindset perfectly. This is a unique opportunity to purchase a part of modern design history. 

Reference : Y. Brunhammer & M.L. Perrin, « Le mobilier francais 1960-1998 », Editions Massin, Paris, 1998, pages 58, 155, 212 et 226.  A. d'Arnoux & J. Denardant, "Paris, un art de vivre", Editions Chêne & Hachette, 2010, Paris, page 76.

Garouste & Bonetti duo were celebrated for inventing a new Baroque and barbarian romanticism. They became recognised as international players in the art and design market from the early 1980s to the late 1990s.  Their furniture is inventive, unconventional, subtle, constituted by heteroclite and unusual materials, in reference to the Middle Ages and Africa, revisiting the Venetian baroque and the neo-classicism.  As they once stated about their work : " Our hope is to give people the feeling of freedom in the choice of forms.  Good taste really bothers us a lot.  What we care about is implanting doubt.  We don’t have any rules. "

Dimensions :

Width : 51 cm
Depth : 49 cm
Height : 91 cm
Seating Height : 48 cm