les ateliers courbet capsule installation at design miami/ displays jacques tati's 'completely impractical' seats
 

les ateliers courbet capsule installation at design miami/ displays jacques tati's 'completely impractical' seats

a capsule installation at design miami/ 2019 presents three furniture designs inspired by french filmmaker jacques tati. the pieces presented have been sourced from tati’s 1958 film ‘mon oncle’ (my uncle) ​– one of the director’s most acclaimed satires on modern design, lifestyle, and consumerism. ‘villa arpel’, the movie’s ultra-modern geometric house, was previously featured inside the french pavilion at the 2014 venice architecture biennale.

jacques tati seats
all images courtesy of les ateliers courbet

 

 

titled ‘​please be seated​’, the capsule installation at design miami/ is presented by les ateliers courbet and thirlwall design. scheduled in conjunction with the release of taschen’s ‘jacques tati: the complete work’, the installation will go on to be featured at les ateliers courbet’s new york gallery in early 2020. the display introduces the sole edition of tati designs ever made, produced by design studio domeau & pérès in collaboration with jacques tati’s estate ‘les films de mon oncle.’

jacques tati seats

 

 

the french master craftsmen and design publishers domeau & pérès have paid homage to tati’s visionary designs and whims with a limited edition of three ‘visually appealing and completely impractical’ seats: mrs arpel’s sofa, mr hulot’s bench, and rocking chair. the seats belong to important public and private collections including that of le musée des arts décoratifs in paris. see designboom’s ongoing coverage of miami art week 2019 here.

jacques tati seats

jacques tati seats


image © benoît fougeirol


image © benoît fougeirol


image © benoît fougeirol

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