Once a friend of artist Diego Giacometti, it was after she spent some time with Sam Safran that she found the inspiration that led to her current career. And also at a particular moment when looking for a side table for her own home she came to realise that there was none that suited her taste. Following her gut, she started designing her own collection. A real shift at the time considering her successful background in fashion.
Weill’s work revolves around the association or shaping of rare and surprising fabrics and a subtle mix of colours. Her collection includes mouth shaped pieces of furniture which are incontestably a signature. Not that only this part of the body has the most exquisite aesthetic beauty but surely because it refers to the Surrealists movement. This being said Weill has developed her very own language originating from various inﬂuences amongst which French playwright Edmond de Rostand’s ‘Cyrano de Bergerac’ drama. Love as revealed to Roxanne by enamoured Christian ﬁnd its way written or engraved on or even inside rooﬁng felt furniture.
From her workshop near Madrid, she works hand in hand with skilled craftsmen who craft iron, porcelain, felt or feathers. As she personally handcrafts some of her pieces she therefore prefers to be called an artisan better than an artist or a designer. From now on The Invisible Collection offers new creations by Françoise Weill amongst which is ‘Besos’, or the kiss, adding to those yet featured.
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