The “Cabinet of Curiosities” was born directly from the idea to have a piece of furniture that allowed bringing together a collection of objects.
Historically, this was the purpose of a “Cabinet of Curiosities”, a concept that became fashionable during the Renaissance, which is still very much en vogue nowadays.
Jacques Grange created a beautiful “Cabinet de Curiositiés” for Yves Saint Laurent to house his collection, and our initial goal was to do the same, but in a modern way, for a home that we decorated in Geneva.
Our client, an important collector, originally had his collection scattered throughout his house.
As a result, the collection’s visual impact was rather lost. Our desire was to bring this collection together in a harmonious and contemporary way that not only reflected the importance of the collection, but also highlighted the modern aspect of the collector himself.
We designed a pair of these cabinets that flanked the fireplace and in which we placed Mayan and African Art. The cubicles were custom-designed for each piece, while maintaining symmetry as well as the use of a wood veneer that complimented the decoration and collection.
We have since created various interpretations of this “Cabinet of Curiosities”, using different dimensions and finishes. For our clients who desire a soft and modern touch, this Cabinet has
given them the opportunity to live with the artworks that they most cherish.