Who We're Celebrating Now: Pierre Cardin | July 2019

We simply cannot get enough of… Pierre Cardin

We’re studying his use of commitment to a single idea, the parabola, expressed through his visionary fashions, iconic architecture and sculptural industrial and furniture design. At 97, he continues to stay curious and invent his vision of the future, which is fascinating to say the least 🌘

Hop aboard the Cardin 🚀, the captures below are from our recent field trip to @brooklynmuseum's exhibit ‘Pierre Cardin: Future Fashion’, on through Jan 5, 2020. The last 3 snaps are of his iconic Palais Bulles (Bubble Palace) in Théoule-sur-Mer, France 🇫🇷Designed in collaboration with #AnttiLovag and brought to life between 1975-1989, Cardin keeps the structure as a summer residence, but it also functions as an informal museum where he showcases works by artists and contemporary designers, and plays host to fashion shows, film festivals, previews, and performances 🍥 The circular maze was built in the spirit of the Hungarian architect's "habitology," which bans the use of right angles and straight lines // @pierrecardinofficiel

But before you go, take a moment to pause and appreciate Pierre Cardin's furniture practice - creations by the French designer remain fresh and contemporary, despite the decades since their development. He began fabricating his furniture designs in the 1970s, producing more than 150 different models. He translated his ideas from fashion and fabric into wood, lacquer, metal and glass. Cardin furniture pieces are referred to as 'sculptures utilitaries', because they conceive the pieces like sculptures that you can see from all sides - they are intended to be placed in the middle of the room, not by a wall (final image: [Image 3] Satellite lamp designed by #YonelLebovici for Pierre Cardin, 1969) // #PierreCardin

Mary Elise Chavez