Garouste et Bonetti

Garouste et Bonetti

Elizabeth Garouste and Mattia Bonetti are the most emblematic design duo of the end of the 20th century.

They began their collaboration, with the decoration of the Palace, the renowned nightclub in Paris.

Their first creations of lighting and furniture were published in the early 80s by the gallery En Attendant les Barbares.

Turning their backs on the aesthetics then in force, their inspiration is surprising and iconoclastic, in turn primitive, poetic, baroque, ultra sophisticated or with a kitsch connotation.

In 1987, their decoration for the Haute Couture house Christian Lacroix gave them an immediate notoriety.

Heads of a movement followed by many other designers, they restored the use of craftsmanship and noble materials. Ironsmiths, bronze founders, gilders, cabinetmakers, ceramists, glassmakers, all participate in this creative renewal. The numerous pieces in wrought iron, edited by En Attendant les Barbares are made by Pierre Basse, ex-ironworker of Diego Giacometti, who works exclusively for the gallery.

They were awarded the Creator of the Year award at the Salon du Meuble in 1991 and are exhibited in several museums: Pompidou Center, Grand Hornu (Belgium), Guggenheim Museum (USA), Victoria & Albert Museum (Great Britain), Witney Museum USA).

They separated in 2001, after a final joint exhibition for En Attendant les Barbares.

Their creations have become, over time, classics sought after by collectors. The gallery continues to edit their pieces, furniture and lamps, the artisanal mode of production allowing a bespoke approach, defining dimensions and finishes. In this way, reinstating with the great tradition of the French Decorative Arts.

Bibliography
   

Elisabeth Garouste & Mattia Bonetti by Nadia Croquet, Pierre Staudenmeyer - Editions Dis Voir (1998)

Elizabeth Garouste et Mattia Bonetti by Calloway, Stephen, Francois Baudot & Gerard-Georges Lemaire - Michel Aveline Editeur (1990)

Design Monographs: Garouste and Bonetti by Alex Buck, Matthias Vogt - Birkhauser Basel (1996)

Garouste & Bonetti: Mobilier De La Maison De Haute Douture Christian Lacroix by Sotheby's (2010)


Garouste & Bonetti Wall Light Fourches
Fourches Wall Light | Garouste et Bonetti

Patinated wrought iron, lampshade. Also available in gold / silver / black finish, or gold leaf.

Moon Lamp | Garouste & Bonetti Bronze patinated green, disc in sandblasted glass.  Emblematic of the Garouste & Bonetti style, this lamp has become a classic.
Moon Lamp | Garouste et Bonetti

Bronze patinated green, disc in sandblasted glass. Emblematic of the Garouste & Bonetti style, this lamp has become a classic. It has been exhibited at the Pompidou Center, the Victoria & Albert Museum, & the Decorative Arts Museum, Pari

Square Table Fourches | Garouste & Bonetti patinated hand wrought and beaten iron legs, glass top.
Square Table Fourches | Garouste et Bonetti

patinated hand wrought and beaten iron legs, glass top.

Custom sizes.

Gold(s) Desk | Garouste & Bonetti Black square section wrought iron frame punctuated with white gold leaf. Top and drawers in tinted mahogany. Handles covered with white gold leaf.
Gold(s) Desk | Garouste et Bonetti

Black square section wrought iron frame punctuated with white gold leaf.
Top and drawers in tinted mahogany. Handles covered with white gold leaf.

Gold Moon Lamp | Garouste & Bonetti |  Bronze polished gold, disc in sandblasted glass.  This is one of Garouste & Bonetti's very first creations, in the early 80's. Over time, this lamp has become a classic.
Gold Moon Lamp | Garouste et Bonetti

Bronze polished gold, disc in sandblasted glass. This is one of Garouste & Bonetti's very first creations, in the early 80's. It has been exhibited at the Pompidou Center, the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, the Whitney Museum, New York &a

Console Olympiade | Garouste & Bonetti Frame in hand wrought and beaten iron, hot-waxed, details covered with gold leaf, glass top.
Console Olympiade | Garouste et Bonetti

Frame in hand wrought and beaten iron, hot-waxed, details covered with gold leaf, glass top.
Custom sizes.

Small Table Isis | Garouste & Bonetti Hand wrought and beaten patinated metal.
Small Table Isis | Garouste et Bonetti

Hand wrought and beaten patinated metal.

Feuilles Desk | Garouste & Bonetti Frame in hand wrought and beaten iron, leaves and feet covered with white or yellow gold leaf (here, white gold leaf). Glass top.
Feuilles Desk | Garouste et Bonetti

Frame in hand wrought and beaten iron, leaves and feet covered with white or yellow gold leaf (here, white gold leaf). Glass top.
Custom sizes.

Silver Moon Lamp | Garouste & Bonetti.  Bronze silvered, disc in sandblasted glass. Limited to 20 numbered copies + 4 artist proofs. Emblematic of the Garouste & Bonetti style, this lamp has become a classic.
Silver Moon Lamp | Garouste et Bonetti

Bronze silvered, disc in sandblasted glass. Limited to 20 numbered copies + 4 artist proofs.
This is one of Garouste & Bonetti's very first creations, in the early 80's.

Console Olympiade | Garouste & Bonetti Frame in hand wrought and beaten iron, hot-waxed, details covered with white gold leaf, glass top.
Console Olympiade | Garouste et Bonetti

Frame in hand wrought and beaten iron, hot-waxed, details covered with white gold leaf, glass top.
Custom sizes.

Chest of Drawers Fourches | Garouste & Bonetti Bronze handles and rail. Bronze patinas available: polished gold, old gold, brown, Venetian brown, green, blue, black or silver. Body made of natural wood (choice of different species), or lacquered.
Chest of Drawers Fourches | Garouste et Bonetti

Bronze handles and rail. Bronze patinas available: polished gold, old gold, brown, Venetian brown, green, blue, black or silver.
Body made of natural wood (choice of different species), or lacquered. Custom sizes.

Feuilles Desk | Garouste & Bonetti Frame in hand wrought and beaten iron, leaves and feet covered with white or yellow gold leaf (here, gold). Wengé top
Feuilles Desk | Garouste et Bonetti

Frame in hand wrought and beaten iron, leaves and feet covered with white or yellow gold leaf (here, gold). Wengé top

Buffet Feuilles | Garouste & Bonetti Ornamental branches in wrought iron the leaves covered with gold leaf. Wooden cabinet, here ebony from Macassar.
Buffet Feuilles | Garouste et Bonetti

Ornamental branches in wrought iron the leaves covered with gold leaf.
Wooden cabinet, here ebony from Macassar.
Custom sizes.

Shelf | Garouste & Bonetti Hand wrought and beaten iron, patinated metal trays, bronze ornaments.
Shelf | Garouste et Bonetti

Hand wrought and beaten iron, patinated metal trays, bronze ornaments.
Custom dimensions

Low Table Fourches | Garouste & Bonetti Hand wrought and beaten iron legs, glass top. Custom sizes.
Low Table Fourches | Garouste et Bonetti

Hand wrought and beaten iron legs, glass top.
Custom sizes.

Low Sideboard Fourches | Garouste & Bonetti Bronze handles (patina: polished gold, old gold, brown, Venetian brown, green, blue, black or silver). Wooden cabinet, here Ebony from Macassar.
Low Sideboard Fourches | Garouste et Bonetti

Bronze handles (patina: polished gold, old gold, brown, Venetian brown, green, blue, black or silver).
Wooden cabinet, here Ebony from Macassar.
Custom sizes.

Table Fourches | Garouste & Bonetti Hand wrought and beaten iron legs, table top in wengé. Custom sizes.
Table Fourches | Garouste et Bonetti

Hand wrought and beaten iron legs, table top in wengé.
Custom sizes.

Chest of drawers Fourches / Garouste & Bonetti Bronze handles and rail. Bronze patinas available: polished gold, old gold, brown, nebitian brown, blue, black, and silver. Body made of natural wood ( choice of different species), or lacquered.
Chest of drawers Fourches | Garouste et Bonetti

Bronze handles and rail. Bronze patinas available: polished gold, old gold, brown, nebitian brown, blue, black, and silver. Body made of natural wood ( choice of different species), or lacquered.
Custom sizes.

Dining Table Feuilles / Garouste & Bonetti Hand wrought and beaten iron legs, leaves and feet covered with yellow gold leaf, glass top.
Dining Table Feuilles | Garouste et Bonetti

Hand wrought and beaten iron legs, leaves and feet covered with yellow gold leaf, glass top.
Custom sizes.

Garouste & Bonetti Shelves
Shelves | Garouste et Bonetti

Hand wrought and beaten iron, patinated metal trays, bronze ornaments.
Custom dimensions

Dining Table Fourches / Garouste & Bonetti Hand wrought and beaten iron leg, glass top.
Dining Table Fourche | Garouste et Bonetti

Hand wrought and beaten iron leg, glass top.
Custom sizes.

Console Asturias | Garouste & Bonetti Black patinated hand wrought and beaten iron, top in wengé.
Console Asturias | Garouste et Bonetti

Black patinated hand wrought and beaten iron, top in wengé.
Custom sizes.

Armchair Feuilles | Garouste & Bonetti Hand wrought and beaten iron, leaves and feet covered with white or yellow gold leaf. Upholstered seat and backrest.
Armchair Feuilles | Garouste et Bonetti

Armchair Feuilles | Garouste & Bonetti
Hand wrought and beaten iron, leaves and feet covered with white or yellow gold leaf.
Upholstered seat and backrest.

Coffee Table Feuilles / Garouste & Bonetti Hand wrought and beaten iron legs, leaves and feet covered with yellow gold leaf, glass top.
Coffee Table Feuilles | Garouste et Bonetti

Hand wrought and beaten iron legs, leaves and feet covered with yellow gold leaf, glass top.
Custom sizes.

Gold Floor Lamp Crosse | Garouste & Bonetti Hand wrought and beaten iron entirely covered with gold leaf, lampshade.
Gold Floor Lamp Crosse | Garouste et Bonetti

Hand wrought and beaten iron entirely covered with gold leaf,
lampshade.

Console Fourches | Garouste & Bonetti Hand wrought and beaten iron, glass top.
Console Fourches | Garouste et Bonetti

Hand wrought and beaten iron, glass top.
Custom sizes.

Small Round Table Fourches | Garouste & Bonetti Gold patinated, hand wrought and beaten iron legs, glass top.
Small Round Table Fourches | Garouste et Bonetti

Gold patinated, hand wrought and beaten iron legs, glass top.
Custom sizes.

Chair Feuilles | Garouste & Bonetti Hand wrought and beaten iron, leaves and feet covered with white or yellow gold leaf. Upholstered seat and backrest.
Chair Feuilles | Garouste et Bonetti

Hand wrought and beaten iron, leaves and feet covered with white or yellow gold leaf.
Upholstered seat and backrest.

Dining Table Asturias / Garouste & Bonetti Hand wrought and beaten iron leg, ornament covered with gold leaf, wood top.
Dining Table Asturias | Garouste et Bonetti

Hand wrought and beaten iron leg, ornament covered with gold leaf, wood top.
Custom sizes.

Crosse Floor Lamp | Garouste & Bonetti. Hand wrought and beaten iron, patinated brown or gold, lampshade.
Crosse Floor Lamp | Garouste et Bonetti

Hand wrought and beaten iron, patinated brown or gold, lampshade.

Bronze Small Round Table Fourches | Garouste & Bonetti Patinated bronze version, glass top.
Bronze Small Round Table Fourche | Garouste et Bonetti

Patinated bronze version, glass top.
Custom sizes.

Bench Feuilles | Garouste & Bonetti Hand wrought and beaten iron, leaves and feet covered with white or yellow gold leaf. Upholstered seat.
Bench Feuilles | Garouste et Bonetti

Hand wrought and beaten iron, leaves and feet covered with white or yellow gold leaf.
Upholstered seat.
Custom sizes.

Chair | Garouste & Bonetti Hand wrought and beaten patinated iron legs. Patina brown / black / gold / silver. Two versions: removable cover or completely upholstered.
Chair | Garouste et Bonetti

Hand wrought and beaten patinated iron legs.
Patina brown / black / gold / silver.
Two versions: removable cover or completely upholstered.

Chair | Garouste & Bonetti Hand wrought and beaten patinated iron legs. Patina brown / black / gold / silver. Hand painted removable cover.
Chair | Garouste et Bonetti

Hand wrought and beaten patinated iron legs.
Patina brown / black / gold / silver.
Hand painted removable cover.

Feuilles Lamp | Garouste & Bonetti. Beaten iron punctuated with gold leaf, lampshade.
Feuilles Lamp | Garouste et Bonetti

Beaten iron punctuated with gold leaf, lampshade.

Topkapi Sofa / Garouste & Bonetti Lacquered foot , padded sit. Possibilities of other finishes for the foot ( gold leaf, for instance).
Topkapi Sofa | Garouste et Bonetti

Lacquered foot , padded sit.
Possibilities of other finishes for the foot ( gold leaf, for instance).

Small Square Table Fourches | Garouste & Bonetti Gold patinated hand wrought and beaten iron legs, glass top.
Small Square Table Fourches | Garouste et Bonetti

Gold patinated hand wrought and beaten iron legs, glass top.
Custom sizes.

Feuilles Mirror | Garouste & Bonetti Hand wrought and beaten iron, leaves covered with gold or white gold leaf.
Feuilles Mirror | Garouste et Bonetti

Hand wrought and beaten iron, leaves covered with gold or white gold leaf.
Custom sizes.

Hi Ti Lamp / Garouste Bonetti Patinated bronze.
Hi Ti Lamp | Garouste et Bonetti

Patinated bronze.
20 numbered copies + 4 artist proofs.

Small Round Table Feuilles | Garouste & Bonetti Hand wrought and beaten iron legs, leaves and feet covered with yellow gold leaf, glass top.
Small Round Table Feuilles | Garouste et Bonetti

Hand wrought and beaten iron legs, leaves and feet covered with yellow gold leaf, glass top.
Custom sizes.

Feuilles Psyche | Garouste & Bonetti Hand wrought and beaten iron, leaves covered with gold or white gold leaf.
Feuilles Psyche | Garouste et Bonetti

Hand wrought and beaten iron, leaves covered with gold or white gold leaf.
Custom sizes.

Small Table Crochet | Garouste & Bonetti Square section wrought iron legs, oak top, crochets covered with yellow gold leaf.
Small Table Crochet | Garouste et Bonetti

Square section wrought iron legs, oak top, crochets covered with yellow gold leaf.
Custom sizes.

Mirror Feuilles /  Garouste & Bonetti Hand wrought and beaten iron legs, leaves and feet covered with yellow gold leaf.
Mirror Feuilles | Garouste et Bonetti

Hand wrought and beaten iron legs, leaves and feet covered with yellow gold leaf.
Custom sizes.

Small Table Crochet | Garouste & Bonetti Square section wrought iron legs, wenge top, crochets covered with white gold leaf.
Small Table Crochet | Garouste et Bonetti

Square section wrought iron legs, wenge top, crochets covered with white gold leaf.
Custom sizes.

Garouste & Bonetti - Miroir Cage
Miroir Cage (ouvert) | Garouste et Bonetti

Fer battu patiné.

Garouste & Bonetti - Miroir Cage
Miroir Cage (fermé) | Garouste et Bonetti

Fer battu patiné.

Pair of bedside tables Fourches | Garouste & Bonetti Lacquered two-tone wood, sculpted handles. Invisible castors.
Pair of bedside tables Fourches | Garouste et Bonetti

Lacquered two-tone wood, sculpted handles.
Invisible castors.

Hi-Ti Silver Light | Garouste & Bonetti. Bronze silver-plated.
Hi-Ti Silver Light | Garouste et Bonetti

Bronze silver-plated.
20 numbered copies + 4 artist proofs.

Crystal Lamp | Garouste & Bonetti Lampshade in crystal beads, and structure in bronze covered with gold leaf, cut crystal leaves.
Crystal Lamp | Garouste et Bonetti

Lampshade in crystal beads, and structure in bronze covered with
gold leaf, cut crystal leaves.