‘l’ornament jamais’ installation view by philippe cramer, 2010

philippe cramer: l’ornament jamais museum of art and history, geneva october 15, 2010 – may 1, 2011

opening in mid-october, ‘l’ornament jamais’ is the latest exhibition by swiss designer philippe cramer held at the prestigious museum of art and history in geneva. cramer was given the task of reinventing the museum’s 18th century salon cartigny with a carte blanche brief. the room is decorated with intricate wood carving by jean jaquet serving as a backdrop for cramer’s newly developed suite of furniture and décor. the furniture is based on period archetypes that have been reinterpreted using whitewashed wood with gold accents that draw attention to the piece’s construction. many of cramer’s work is also on show in the parallel group show ‘decor, design et industrie’.

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philippe cramer: l’ornament jamais ‘l’ornament jamais’ furniture series by philippe cramer, 2010

philippe cramer: l’ornament jamais ‘l’ornament jamais’ furniture series by philippe cramer, 2010

philippe cramer: l’ornament jamais ‘l’ornament jamais’ furniture series by philippe cramer, 2010

philippe cramer: l’ornament jamais‘l’ornament jamais’ installation view by philippe cramer, 2010

philippe cramer: l’ornament jamais‘amethyste flower’ and ‘moonstone ring’ by philippe cramer, 2010

philippe cramer: l’ornament jamais‘agate bulldog’ by philippe cramer, 2010

philippe cramer: l’ornament jamais‘randogne’ lighting family by philippe cramer