“Jardin Extraordinaire” (‘The Extraordinary Garden’) collection by Jean Boggio for Franz is finished in a timeless color combination of black and white and features this seemingly simplistic tall chair. It’s when you look closer that you realize it’s anything but simple – the chair’s high back is a white panel with a complicated porcelain jungle design on its front side. With volumetric palm trees, lianas and flowers, the chair back looks like a fine piece of art and is sure to make your dining room feel extraordinary.
If I were to put those at my place, I wouldn’t overburden the space with art and let the chairs dictate the theme instead. A candle lit dinner served against those artful beauties might provide for an interesting play of shadows! The only thing left to figure out is whether rubbing of backs against the fine porcelain is something to be concerned about.
Originally trained as a gold and silversmith, French artist Jean Boggio is best known for his jewelry creations – a passion he had since 1984. Ready to explore new artistic perspectives, in 2005 the artist joined forces with the Taiwanese porcelain manufacturer Franz, the collaboration that let Mr. Boggio make his entry into the field of furniture. Together they created a modern collection under the new Jean Boggio for Franz brand.