Buisson , a unique work cast in aluminium, is an example of Vincent Dubourg’s ability to create organic,
otherworldly pieces which evoke a nostalgic fantasy. He uses traditional furniture making techniques such as glass blowing, wood-bending and metal casting as a means of transforming simple materials and found objects.
A fusion of furniture, architecture and sculpture, Dubourg’s works are known for their intertwining bronze branches which seem to grow as they search and explore the environment around them, striking a careful balance between the practical and beautiful.
His latest work challenges accepted notions of contemporary furniture design by embracing a complete openness towards found and natural materials. Dubourg works between Paris, London and his atelier in the small town of Creuse. He studied Applied Arts at Corvisart, Paris, Industrial Design at Pivaut de Nantes and Furniture Design at the School of Decorative Arts in Paris.
Vincent Dubourg’s is a French artist born in 1977. Dubourg’s sculptural furniture makes contemporary allusions to traditional methods of cabinetmaking. This evokes a nostalgic sense of the familiar, which he simultaneously distorts with his fresh approach to materials and techniques.
Dubourg poetically fuses the crafts of glassblowing, wood-bending, and metal-casting to bring simple forms to life. In Napoleon A Trotinette, the solid form of a bureau is harmoniously combined with the graceful curves of bronze branches.
Dubourg’s designs introduce motion to stationary furniture. Vent Sur La Table whirls bronze and branches upwards as though freed from the constraints of gravity. Indeed, Dubourg offers a new perspective to furniture design, often subverting classic functional forms.
In Commode à Nouvelle Zélande, he flips a bar so that it rests on rows of up-turned glasses and bottles. Another piece in this series, Plancher à Nouvelle Zélande, sees shelves fly from the wall as if making an escape.
Dubourg’s conceptual twists add a surreal element to traditional craftsmanship, though he never relinquishes his devotion for the search of perfection.