The visual artist, mosaicist, painter and sculptor, Sylvie Guyomard will be one of the most anticipated attendance at Maison & Objet Paris 2016, that will take place in Paris from Januray 22 to 26.

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Silvie Gyomard’s approach is centred on the material itself: she takes her materials and makes them sublime, guided by an underlying theme of nature and a quest for light.

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There was a time when it was marble mosaics; then came slate and now metal. This gradual shift in her choice of material characterises the evolutions in Sylvie Guyomard’s creative approach. This visual artist, mosaicist, painter and sculptor, who was born in 1964 and graduated from the Ecole nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris, where she majored in painting and mural art, invents abstract landscapes. Her surfaces are made to be contemplated, encouraging “spectators to take on an active role and use their imagination to take possession of her work.”

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After working as the assistant of the painter and sculptor Louis Cane, a member of the Supports Surfaces art movement, for 15 years, she found her own path with the creation of marble mosaic frescos. Her admiration for the painter Pierre Soulages and his work on the reflection of light from black surfaces led her to use slate, a mineral material whose palette goes from light grey to the purest black. Her guiding theme is to be found in the telluric expressions of nature’s effervescence: volcanic eruptions, the flow of magma, the movement of tectonic plates, dislocated geological strata and sedimentary rocks that contain the entire history of the Earth.

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The poetic use of minerals on this imaginary journey to the centre of the earth aims to extract light’s perpetual movement that lies at the very heart of all matter. “I carve and sculpt the fragments of slate one by one to create areas of roughness, vibrations and a play of light. Slate can reflect or absorb light: iridescence and contrasting blacks make you forget that it is slate. I use black pigment to make the joints invisible so the eye moves smoothly over the material.” Light becomes matter. At one time, Sylvie Guyomard dreamt of becoming a decorator, now leading interior designers come knocking on her door to commission unique, monumental pieces for prestigious private projects from Moscow to Saint-Tropez, via Val d’Isère.

BRABBU New Releases at Maison & Objet Paris HALL 5B – L15 / L16   Maison & Objet, the semiannual trade show for lifestyle, decor and design, will take place in Paris from 22 to 26 of January. This year, the show has shifted towards grouping by lifestyle rather than by sector, in 3 main worlds. BRABBU will be there with its newest releases and a unique stand, celebrating spring with the most beautiful trends for 2016!   Joaquim Paulo was the head designer in charge of planning BRABBU’s M&O stand. “We wanted to create an overview of different parts of the house, because BRABBU pieces provide complete solutions for every room”, he explains.  The team also prepared special surprises for the press and the most important clients. A comfortable bar zone was included in the stand, where visitors can seat and enjoy a nice cocktail or a glass of wine, embracing BRABBU’s culture and lifestyle.  Journalists can schedule a meeting, a guided tour and a cocktail with the designers in BRABBU stand by contacting the Press Relations Mariana Sousa, through msousa@brabbu.com.  At Maison & Objet Paris, BRABBU has fresh news to present, either in casegoods, upholstery, lighting or rugs! These are the most iconic pieces chosen to represent the brand in Paris:              BRABBU news start with the Nº20 Bar Chair, the perfect choice for the next hospitality project!     Download HR Images  Symbol of knowledge and rebirth, No 20 bar chair was raise through a long journey of a total set of 24 prototypes intended to reinterpret the forces of nature. No 20 distinguishes itself for its attitude represented in its fabric, a beautiful and standing out blue twill, and structure that embraces us with strength and determination, like Mother Nature.   But also KOI Side Table will definitely add a unique touch of creativity to any luxury home.     Download HR Images  KOI carp is a recurring symbol of Japanese culture, highly appreciated by its decorative purposes, not only in water gardens but also in Irezumi practice or, most commonly, in tattoos. Its natural color mutations reveal their capacity to adapt, just like the KOI screen that you can use to create a better sense of space division in your ambiences. The KOI scales that compose the panels of the screen shine and reflect – on its brass surface – the sun caught throughout the clear water.  The ARDARA Console will be the big shining star of the tradeshow.     Download HR Images  ARDARA Modern Console Table has its origin from a time travel to the Neolithic period in Ireland. It is here, in a small town named ARDARA that one of the world's most striking dolmens is located. When the sunlight reflects directly in the dolmen, its surface shines with a golden halo. Recreating this natural phenomenon, the modern contemporary furniture piece ARDARA has a finish in golden leaf, bringing with it a peaceful sensation to any ambience.       The AGRA Console, in marble, provides the perfect ambience for the living room.     Download HR Images  AGRA is the modest setting of one of the most famous and most celebrated monuments in world, the Taj Mahal, also known as the marble mausoleum. AGRA modern console table, just like Taj Mahal, is an impressive display of craftsmanship and elegance ideal for a modern home decor. The delicate work of the robust estremoz marble in the modern console table softens the imposing structure, while touches of brass reflect golden warm tones to the polished surface. Place it in a modern home decor, whether in a living or dining room, or in a entrance hall to get a strong yet sophisticated look.         The IGUAZU Armchair is perfect for a luxurious, yet sober, decor.      Download HR Images  In the border between Argentina and Brazil there is one of the most striking views in the world - the IGUAZU falls. This view inspired us to design one more living room furniture piece, the IGUAZU Armchair. Shaped as the cliff's outline, it's in the striped pattern in the chair's back that the fierceness of the waterfall is recalled. A wingback chair's style, IGUAZU perfectly combines the strength and harmony of the waterfalls. It's in this combination, that this living room furniture piece finds its major asset, the capacity to bring harmony with strong character to any home decor.   The WALLES Sofa represents the royal comfort of velvet!          Download HR Images  Some of the most impressive monuments of the Middle Ages, the medieval castles, can be found in Wales, often called the "Land of Castles". These private fortified residences were both offensive and defensive structures which provided control of the area immediately surrounding them. WALES lounge sofa was designed to provide the same feeling of protection in a living room set: a burgundy velvet sofa, with curvy back and arms, base in aged brass and polished golden nails hat will enhance both modern and classic living room sets. This jewel toned sofa will be the comfort fortress of your living room set.     Regarding to the Lighting News, BRABBU presents the PHONG Wall Light.     Download HR Images  Made in brushed brass, PHONG Wall Lamp is a mysterious contemporary lighting design piece brought to you from Vietnam’s Phong Nha caves, where only 20 of the caves out of the 300 were explored. Like the unknown that surrounds these caves, PHONG wall lamp hides its beauty only to be revealed when its light is projected. Ideal to an intimate ambiance this contemporary lighting piece is suitable whether for residential, hospitality and yachts projects. The result will be an inviting classy ambiance that will progressively reveal itself. Enlighten your decor with this contemporary lighting design piece. Or let yourself be seduced by the Fifty Shades of Grey VELLUM Wall Light!     Download HR Images  The contemporary lighting piece VELLUM is the elegance of nature transformed by the man’s hand. It comes from the ancient manuscripts, where messages were written in VELLUM, a fine and translucent material. VELLUM wall lamp brings to the spaces the warm light of written stories passed through generations. Composed by hammered brass, its elegance exhales the power of resistance through times as the written stories never dies. Every story you create in your space will be written by the warm contemporary lighting words of VELLUM wall lamp.   But there’s more… presented live for the first time, BRABBU’s rugs are authentic works of art! Get to know the SUDD Rug.     Download HR Images  Sudd is a vast swamp located in the South of Sudan which has its origins in the Arabic word that means barrier or obstruction. Like the swamp that inspired this rug, SUDD features an asymmetrical pattern transmitting a strong and natural sensation. The color tones of this rug remind us the vegetation that we can observe in the swamp. This hand-tufted 100% wool rug is perfect for interior ambiances such as living rooms, bedrooms and home offices. SUDD rug conveys BRABBU’s message, allowing the creation of an intense and modern space.   And, inspired in the magnificence of the Baltic See, the BALTIC Rug will definitely catch your attention.      Download HR Images  Originally known as Mare Suebicum, the Baltic Sea located in Scandinavia is so called due to the several water types and different blue shades that compose it. BALTIC rug really embodies the essence of the Baltic Sea, having a blue color gradient. This versatile design rug full of attitude is made of hand-tufted 100% Tencel that will really stand out in your home decor. It is a harmonious piece that simultaneously transmits the strength of the sea and the softness of the blue color. BALTIC Rug will bring nature to your interior ambiances in a stylish and comfortable way. Maison et Objet 2016 News – Sylvie Guyomard, Materials and Textures45

But her research doesn’t stop there. “I have very gradually moved from slate to metal. I look for pieces that have a story to tell. I am fascinated by the traces left by time on materials”, she says. She collects sheets of metal and barrels that have been oxidised by nature and the passage of time, or cuts up wartime army trucks with a laser. “I oxidise the metal to attack the material. I am also interested in the effects of rust, which decomposes metal and transforms it into a fragile lace-like material. I also superpose different materials.” And it is precisely such works, the marriage of slate and metal, which we will be able to discover next January. “And what comes next? Well I’d like to take some time out to paint to recharge my batteries.”

BRABBU New Releases at Maison & Objet Paris HALL 5B – L15 / L16   Maison & Objet, the semiannual trade show for lifestyle, decor and design, will take place in Paris from 22 to 26 of January. This year, the show has shifted towards grouping by lifestyle rather than by sector, in 3 main worlds. BRABBU will be there with its newest releases and a unique stand, celebrating spring with the most beautiful trends for 2016!   Joaquim Paulo was the head designer in charge of planning BRABBU’s M&O stand. “We wanted to create an overview of different parts of the house, because BRABBU pieces provide complete solutions for every room”, he explains.  The team also prepared special surprises for the press and the most important clients. A comfortable bar zone was included in the stand, where visitors can seat and enjoy a nice cocktail or a glass of wine, embracing BRABBU’s culture and lifestyle.  Journalists can schedule a meeting, a guided tour and a cocktail with the designers in BRABBU stand by contacting the Press Relations Mariana Sousa, through msousa@brabbu.com.  At Maison & Objet Paris, BRABBU has fresh news to present, either in casegoods, upholstery, lighting or rugs! These are the most iconic pieces chosen to represent the brand in Paris:              BRABBU news start with the Nº20 Bar Chair, the perfect choice for the next hospitality project!     Download HR Images  Symbol of knowledge and rebirth, No 20 bar chair was raise through a long journey of a total set of 24 prototypes intended to reinterpret the forces of nature. No 20 distinguishes itself for its attitude represented in its fabric, a beautiful and standing out blue twill, and structure that embraces us with strength and determination, like Mother Nature.   But also KOI Side Table will definitely add a unique touch of creativity to any luxury home.     Download HR Images  KOI carp is a recurring symbol of Japanese culture, highly appreciated by its decorative purposes, not only in water gardens but also in Irezumi practice or, most commonly, in tattoos. Its natural color mutations reveal their capacity to adapt, just like the KOI screen that you can use to create a better sense of space division in your ambiences. The KOI scales that compose the panels of the screen shine and reflect – on its brass surface – the sun caught throughout the clear water.  The ARDARA Console will be the big shining star of the tradeshow.     Download HR Images  ARDARA Modern Console Table has its origin from a time travel to the Neolithic period in Ireland. It is here, in a small town named ARDARA that one of the world's most striking dolmens is located. When the sunlight reflects directly in the dolmen, its surface shines with a golden halo. Recreating this natural phenomenon, the modern contemporary furniture piece ARDARA has a finish in golden leaf, bringing with it a peaceful sensation to any ambience.       The AGRA Console, in marble, provides the perfect ambience for the living room.     Download HR Images  AGRA is the modest setting of one of the most famous and most celebrated monuments in world, the Taj Mahal, also known as the marble mausoleum. AGRA modern console table, just like Taj Mahal, is an impressive display of craftsmanship and elegance ideal for a modern home decor. The delicate work of the robust estremoz marble in the modern console table softens the imposing structure, while touches of brass reflect golden warm tones to the polished surface. Place it in a modern home decor, whether in a living or dining room, or in a entrance hall to get a strong yet sophisticated look.         The IGUAZU Armchair is perfect for a luxurious, yet sober, decor.      Download HR Images  In the border between Argentina and Brazil there is one of the most striking views in the world - the IGUAZU falls. This view inspired us to design one more living room furniture piece, the IGUAZU Armchair. Shaped as the cliff's outline, it's in the striped pattern in the chair's back that the fierceness of the waterfall is recalled. A wingback chair's style, IGUAZU perfectly combines the strength and harmony of the waterfalls. It's in this combination, that this living room furniture piece finds its major asset, the capacity to bring harmony with strong character to any home decor.   The WALLES Sofa represents the royal comfort of velvet!          Download HR Images  Some of the most impressive monuments of the Middle Ages, the medieval castles, can be found in Wales, often called the "Land of Castles". These private fortified residences were both offensive and defensive structures which provided control of the area immediately surrounding them. WALES lounge sofa was designed to provide the same feeling of protection in a living room set: a burgundy velvet sofa, with curvy back and arms, base in aged brass and polished golden nails hat will enhance both modern and classic living room sets. This jewel toned sofa will be the comfort fortress of your living room set.     Regarding to the Lighting News, BRABBU presents the PHONG Wall Light.     Download HR Images  Made in brushed brass, PHONG Wall Lamp is a mysterious contemporary lighting design piece brought to you from Vietnam’s Phong Nha caves, where only 20 of the caves out of the 300 were explored. Like the unknown that surrounds these caves, PHONG wall lamp hides its beauty only to be revealed when its light is projected. Ideal to an intimate ambiance this contemporary lighting piece is suitable whether for residential, hospitality and yachts projects. The result will be an inviting classy ambiance that will progressively reveal itself. Enlighten your decor with this contemporary lighting design piece. Or let yourself be seduced by the Fifty Shades of Grey VELLUM Wall Light!     Download HR Images  The contemporary lighting piece VELLUM is the elegance of nature transformed by the man’s hand. It comes from the ancient manuscripts, where messages were written in VELLUM, a fine and translucent material. VELLUM wall lamp brings to the spaces the warm light of written stories passed through generations. Composed by hammered brass, its elegance exhales the power of resistance through times as the written stories never dies. Every story you create in your space will be written by the warm contemporary lighting words of VELLUM wall lamp.   But there’s more… presented live for the first time, BRABBU’s rugs are authentic works of art! Get to know the SUDD Rug.     Download HR Images  Sudd is a vast swamp located in the South of Sudan which has its origins in the Arabic word that means barrier or obstruction. Like the swamp that inspired this rug, SUDD features an asymmetrical pattern transmitting a strong and natural sensation. The color tones of this rug remind us the vegetation that we can observe in the swamp. This hand-tufted 100% wool rug is perfect for interior ambiances such as living rooms, bedrooms and home offices. SUDD rug conveys BRABBU’s message, allowing the creation of an intense and modern space.   And, inspired in the magnificence of the Baltic See, the BALTIC Rug will definitely catch your attention.      Download HR Images  Originally known as Mare Suebicum, the Baltic Sea located in Scandinavia is so called due to the several water types and different blue shades that compose it. BALTIC rug really embodies the essence of the Baltic Sea, having a blue color gradient. This versatile design rug full of attitude is made of hand-tufted 100% Tencel that will really stand out in your home decor. It is a harmonious piece that simultaneously transmits the strength of the sea and the softness of the blue color. BALTIC Rug will bring nature to your interior ambiances in a stylish and comfortable way. Maison et Objet 2016 News – Sylvie Guyomard, Materials and Textures56

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