Georges Pelletier

The Maison Tournaire has the honor of presenting its partnership with the great ceramist artist Georges Pelletier creator of sculptures and lights since 1950. Through their collaboration, Georges Pelletier and the Tournaire Maison make us travel between passion and extraordinary light achievements.

The Georges Pelletier & Tournaire creations: unique in the world

Georges Pelletier Ceramist recognized worldwide

Georges Pelletier, born in Brussels in 1938, made his start for two years at the Paris Charpentier Academy (École des Arts et Métiers which is today the Picasso Museum). After which, he worked at the Claude Pantzer workshop. Occasionally, he went to the workshop of artist Fernand Léger, where he presents to the workshop manager his work and formed in drawing.

In 1961, he opened his first workshop in Paris, where he created his first unique pieces. He is spotted by Maison Bobois for his talent, and became a supplier of the Bobois lighting collections from 1961 to 1973, where he has his own manufacturing workshop dedicated to the creation of lighting for this large house.
In 1973, he decided to leave for the south of France, in Cannes, where he installed a new workshop where he is still active and continued to work. Today, Georges Pelletier is an artist recognized all over the world, his artistic creations shed light on the most beautiful houses in the world.

Tournaire house: between jewelry and art objects

The Tournaire Maison was founded in 1973 by Philippe Tournaire. Self -taught, he was able to create jewelry with a unique style. Over time, Philippe Tournaire transmitted his passion for jewelry to his son Mathieu Tournaire, who today embodies the heritage of the house. The Tournaire jewelry is like its creators, Philippe and Mathieu Tournaire: "Always looking for innovation and never seen, never done"

Recognized for several decades, especially for its jewelry that has meaning, the Tournaire Maison has a unique know-how, the fruit of the mixture of the best of ancestral techniques such as lost wax melting, and the best of the most modern technologies Like 3D design, used by the jewelry house for over twenty years.

These extremely rare know-how today in France have aroused the interest of many luxury houses and artists, with which Maison Tournaire has collaborated to create pieces of exception or complete collections. Today the Tournaire Maison also develops its own ranges of art objects, decoration, table art ... designated under the name of "decorative tournaire"

The sharing of the arts between the house of Tournaire jewelry and the ceramist Georges Pelletier for works unique in the world

Maison Tournaire and Georges Pelletier collaborated in the development of different resolutely artistic and surprising lights. When Mathieu Tournaire discovered the works of Georges Pelletier and the shadows that these incredible achievements could create, he immediately had the idea of ​​offering him collaboration.

The light games are created by the various sculptures that have been adapted to the works of Georges Pelletier. To do this, all the parts integrated into ceramics have been made to measure in the workshops of the Tournaire house which are located in the Loire.

We find there the elements of the collection "Trilogy Alchimie Where there are the symbolic and iconic forms of the Tournaire House: an assembly of squares, triangles and circles forming a whole representing the three stages of the evolution of life: the past represented by the square, the present materialized by The triangle and the future by the circle. As well as elements of the collection " Engrenages Who present a set of cogs nested in each other, and whose strength is tenfold, as in a family, a group where the more there are many, the more the forces multiply. The patterns also recall the mechanisms of a watch to symbolize the passing time by inviting to enjoy life.

All the rooms created by the Tournaire Maison have been assembled and mounted on creations in the workshop of Georges Pelletier in Cannes. The range has three “sun” standard lights, two floor lamps and a totem. Each of these six parts is numbered and limited to three copies, the scarcity of these achievements makes them exceptional. Through the art of work of ceramics and precious metals, they wanted to create unique works that will delight enthusiasts of art and ceramic.

The guarantee of an artisanal know -how without compromise

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