BERGOTTE CIRCULAR BENCH BY ANTHONY GUERRÉE

BERGOTTE CIRCULAR BENCH
BY ANTHONY GUERRÉE

LIMITED EDITION 8
SIGNED, SERIAL NUMBER AND CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY

SOLID OAK STRUCTURE
BRUSHED PATINATED BRASS DETAILS
AVAILABLE IN ONE OR TWO PARTS

 SEMI-CIRCULAR BENCH

IN H 40.1 W 77.1 D 38.6 SH 17.7
CM H 102 W 196 D 98 SH 45

CIRCULAR BENCH

IN H 47.2 W 77.1 D 77.1 SH 17.7
CM H 120 W 196 D 196 SH 45

MADE IN FRANCE

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Born Normandy, France, 1987

A French furniture designer, Guerrée’s design vocabulary combines traditional craft with innovative vision, and draws inspiration from travels, personal interactions, and literary encounters. His first collection, “The Chairs of Lost Time,” inspired by the characters of Marcel Proust, was exhibited in 2021 by Atelier Jespers in Paris. Guerrée’s process carefully considers the societal implications of furniture, linking social construct with decorative arts: “The line, the comfort, the proportions of a chair not only suggest a way of sitting, but also a range of attitudes and possible scenarios.”

Guerrée graduated from Ecole Boulle and worked as a designer for such firms as Andrée Putman and Delcourt Collection before founding his own studio in 2020

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Bergotte Bench

Inspired by the character Bergotte in Proust’s In Search of Lost Time, this extraordinary bench from Anthony Guerée’s Chair of Lost Time series dramatizes the designer’s favorite scene in that seminal novel. Upon his death, Bergotte espies “a little piece of yellow wall” in the skyline of a familiar Vermeer painting; he is reminded of childlike wonder, of possibility, of the sheer preciousness of color

Guerée transforms this striking literary moment into a sculptural statement piece of no less emotional and aesthetic value. A monument to Proust and a reflection of Guerée’s own ingenious vision, the circular bench dramatizes the skyline of Vermeer’s painting, memorializes Bergotte’s death, and references circular benches that adorned nineteenth century reception halls

Handcrafted in France by Racines Atelier, the Bergotte Bench is constructed in solid oak with a brushed patinated brass accent, and is of a strictly limited edition of eight

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