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Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec

"Chaînes" Mineral Triple

Estimate:

40,000

to
- 60,000 USD

Property from an Important Private Collection

Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec

Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec

"Chaînes" Mineral Triple

"Chaînes" Mineral Triple

Estimate:

40,000

to
- 60,000 USD

Lot sold:

94,500

USD

Property from an Important Private Collection

Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec

"Chaînes" Mineral Triple


2016

number 4 from an edition of 8 plus 2 artist's proofs and 2 prototypes

produced by Galerie kreo, Paris

plaster, metal

one shade of each structure signed Chaines mineral triple/Galerie kreo, numbered no 4/8, monogrammed ERB, dated 2016; each shade numbered 1/3, 2/3 and 3/3 respectively

adjustable height ranging from 92 1/2 in. (235 cm) to 102 3/8 in. (260 cm)

7 1/8 in. (18 cm) maximum diameter

Overall in excellent condition. This monumental ceiling light is a remarkable example from the contemporary oeuvre of the French duo. An extra set of wires from the original manufacturer is provided to facilitate installation. Assembly instructions will be provided to the buyer. Sotheby's does not guarantee electrical components and suggests having all wiring inspected by a licensed electrician. 


 In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.

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Galerie kreo, Paris
Acquired from the above by the present owner, 2017
Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec Chaînes, exh. cat., Galerie Kreo, Paris, April 11, 2016-July 1, 2017, pp. 9-10, 20
Alice Morby, "Bouroullec Brothers suspend chains of light from ceiling of Galerie Kreo," Dezeen Magazine, London, November 7, 2016

French contemporary designers and brothers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec are “bonded by diligence and challenged by their distinct personalities.” Over the course of their collaborative career, their work has encompassed the full range of design, from small jewelry to architectural pavilions. In 2000 they developed a relationship with Galerie kreo, which defines itself as a “research laboratory” and encouraged the brothers to experiment with bold new forms in exclusive limited editions. The present lot is part of a collection created for the gallery in 2016. “Chaînes” is a series of lights suspended from the ceiling, each composed of bell-shaped shades stacked upon one another to varying lengths. When lit, each shade emits a soft glow, further amplified by the pure mineral white plaster. Simple and elegant in their uniformity, the chains evoke a sense of continuity, repetition and balance.