Buison chair installation by Vincent Dubourg
Buisson is a unique work cast in aluminium. It is an example of Vincent Dubourg’s ability to create organic, otherworldly pieces which evoke a nostalgic fantasy. He uses traditional furniture-making techniques such as glass blowing, wood-bending and metal casting as a means of transforming simple materials and found objects. A fusion of furniture, architecture and sculpture, Dubourg’s works are known for their intertwining bronze branches which seem to grow as they search and explore the environment around them, striking a careful balance between the practical and beautiful. His latest work challenges accepted notions of contemporary furniture design by embracing a complete openness towards found and natural materials. Dubourg works between Paris, London and his atelier in the small town of Creuse. He studied Applied Arts at Corvisart, Paris, Industrial Design at Pivaut de Nantes and Furniture Design at the School of Decorative Arts in Paris.
Sotheby’s has teamed up with London Based carpenters workshop gallery and organized an outdoor sales exposition in the magnificent garden of Sudeley Castle in the Cotswolds (UK). Many chairs and benches are featured until August 1, 2010.