The la Stanley lamp who is designed for the exhibition Stock results from a research project on lights and their kinetic effects Lampade e altre projette non finiti developed by the designer during her one year residency program at Villa Medici, the French academy in Roma.
The lamp is designed and produced by selecting some manufactured objects who are transformed and combined together.
This unusual dadaïste assembly of these selected pieces allows to consider a lamp who is made with a wheel-rim, an aluminium masonry rule, an electrical extension cord, a semi-finished glass tube, a cable fastener, an electrical transformer, a LED lighting source and some motorcycle engine moto screws.
Exhibition - Stock
37, rue Michelet
42 000 Saint-Etienne
December 13, 2018 to January 20, 2019
With this exhibition, by collecting and reusing some objects, Claire Lavabre considers a new way of designing and producing some objects, an assembly work method who could be related to a dadaïste collage.
2017 - 2018
Fellowship at Villa Medici
Académie de France à Rome
Lampade e altre progetti non finiti is a research project on different lamp typology, lights and their kinetic effects.
This project consists of a serie of 30 models and prototypes.
These 100 vases are manufactured from terracotta bricks scraps who are blocked in one side with cement mortar and have been dipped in a PVC painting to make them watertight. The hammer hit draws the shape of the vase with the idea of creating a range of unique objects despite the fact that they are made with the same production process.
This vases serie is called Monte Testaccio to refer at an artificial mountain from Roma who was set up during ancient time by an accumulation of shards of amphorae.
Mirror - Reflet
Glass, paint, wood frame
225 x 135 cm
In her work, Claire Lavabre is interested in the formal restitution of a sensible impression. The installation Reflets explores the properties of a surface that is at once transparent and reflective, as with, in the words of the designer, « the reflection of a tree on the surface of a lake or that of a face in a train window ». The reflective effect characteristic of the mirror is, in this series of works, the result of the combination of a minimal form and a simple architectural gesture consisting in placing a sheet of glass against a monochromatic wall painting. The perception of the reflection is subject to the movement of the viewer. He becomes then, according to her position in space, the coefficient that causes the status of these mirrors between an art piece and a functional object.
15 x 10,5 cm
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Vase - Bassin
Enamelled clay, wood
23 x 22 cm
Not matter the vase, delicacy comes from flowers. A vase as a stretch of water retained in a clay pond. A pond from which emerges a support for flowers. A quiet object allowing to support, give water and reveal the delicacy of the flowers. Despite this trivial vase, flowers still express all their delicacy.