october 2015A glass wall, inspired by Pierre Soulages
A glass wall, inspired by Pierre Soulages, in the lobby of the ENGIE head office, at the La Défense business centre, Paris
Architect Bernard Grenot wanted a wall of engraved dark glass, inspired by the work of artist Pierre Soulages, that would also be a luminous focal point.
For this 5m x 3m wall, Atelier Bernard Pictet chose dark grey glass and created an engraving that would echo the artist's paintings. The Vibrant Project then installed screens behind the glass.
Animated images on these screens are diffused through the glass, such that they are perceived less in their detail and more as coloured, luminous forms.
Observers are surprised to discover that the wall is in glass rather than stone or opaque paint, and that the images are not screened onto the wall but diffused behind it.
Plasma screens and light walls have taken over public space while moving images are often perceived as visual pollution. Atelier Bernard Pictet and The Vibrant Project explored the possible interactions between glass and images to create a gentle, subliminal communication that leaves the spectator with a sense
of amazement rather than intrusion.
Glass can, through its very nature, create mirages and illusions. Bernard Pictet and Philippe Schiepan have used these qualities to develop an original application: "vibrant glass" in which moving images appear to be contained within the glass itself.
- Bernard Pictet presented three mirrors at Révélations, 23-26 May 2019.
- Bernard Pictet was among exhibitors at the 2018 Monaco Yacht Show, held September 26th to 30th.
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- French luxury and expertise at the 2018 Monaco Yacht Show
- the Cartier boutique at Harrods, London.
- Glass maker Bernard Pictet was at Salon AD Matières d'art in Paris
- Exhibition at salon AD Matières d'art at Palais d'Iena in Paris
- Illuminated kinetic glasses for Segey Skuratov
- Two new luxury spas
- Furniture in collaboration with a cabinetmaker and an artisan metalworker
- A balustrade and a monumental door
- A mirror wall in patinated palladium leaf
- Glasswork for the lobbies at Tour Odéon in Monaco
- A glass, lacquer and tulip wood screen
- Two generously sized bookcases in swamp oak
- With RDAI for the new ELIE SAAB boutique
- A glass wall, inspired by Pierre Soulages
- A table and a screen for AD Collections 2015 at Quai d’Orsay
- kinetic glass at the Decorative Arts Museum in Paris
- Decorative glass incorporating optical effects
- The bar at the Prince de Galles hotel in Paris.
- Three works in glass for the Intercontinental Hotel in Marseilles
- For AD Interior, a low table to a design by Agence Malherbe
- Atelier Bernard Pictet at Révélations at the Grand Palais in Paris
- A coffee table in glass, ebony and mica
- The new Guerlain boutique, part of the Cour des Senteurs in Versailles
- Kinetic glass walls for a staff restaurant in Paris
- Exhibition in New York
- Breathtaking Materials published by Editions Vial.
- Bernard Pictet exhibits in Moscow
- Two award-winning yachts at the 2011 Monaco yacht show
- Twenty-five glass partitions for BNP bank in Paris
- Exceptional furniture for yachts and luxury homes
- An engraved glass cascade for the art de vivre à la française fair in Moscow
- A kinetic glass « membrane » covering an « image ribbon » for the EDF Head Office foyer
- Two sculpture walls for Firmenich in Neuilly
- With Michaela Lazariou for the Dixence head office
- A kinetic glass wall with Agence Grenot
- Privates homes decorated by Brigitte Saby in Paris and Moscow
- A 10,000 sq-m canopy in front of Amiens Station