Garnier & Linker
Guillaume Garnier and Florent Linker are two French creators based in Paris. They aim at giving a contemporary design to rare materials and savoir- faire. All pieces are handmade unique or limited editions by French master craftsmen. As designers, they get their inspiration from decorative arts and sculpture, to create pure-shaped forms revealing their materiality. With their background in interior design, they conceive functional objects that meet contemporary interiors of enlightened collectors who seek art and design collectibles with a soul.
They have created two singular collections for Spazio Nobile in Brussels, one is the «Parisis» lamps in plaster and alabaster and, another one is the molten glass «Diatomée» Sculpted Vases which appear like diatoms that are single-celled algae that live in houses made of glass. Inspired by these light-absorbing molecules which are the only organism on the planet with cell walls composed of transparent, opaline silica, they are ornamented by intricate and striking patterns of silica. On earth, diatoms are bringing us up to 50% of our oxygen and also feed the oceans, lakes and rivers. For Lake Como Design Fair, Garnier & Linker and Spazio Nobile have experimented this fascinating lost-wax casting technique mastered by French glass master Olivier Fonderflick with four new colors – violine grey, lime, citrin, electric blue. Each vase is unique in a color series of 20 per vase. Other existing colors are light blue, pink, green, clear transparent and amber.
Spazio Nobile represents Garnier & Linker in Belgium. The gallery pieces are also two limited editions : The Sculpted Vase, 2018, ed. 20, in molten glass and Parisis Lamps, 2018, ed. 20, in alabaster and plaster.
Photos by Jeroen Verrecht