It is in the opulent atmosphere of Saint-Germain-Des-Prés, 3 rue de Lille, that Laura Gonzalez has chosen to open her first Parisian address. The architect evokes the small art gallery, in no case the showroom.
In practice, it transforms the exhibition space into an experimental laboratory, between living space and staging, where the pieces from the collection dialogue wonderfully with the unique pieces. Since its inception, Laura Gonzalez has bet on craftsmanship, quality, comfort and materials. It is now possible to see it up close and touch it. With this gallery, it's all about recreation. It's party. Outrageous creativity, multiple collaborations, explosive colors and infinite possibilities. Not cold or frozen, it tells stories and invites you to visit it, often.
The first scenography presented on the theme of Spring sets the tone of the experience in which Laura Gonzalez wishes to take the visitor. Imagined in association with the fabric editor Schumacher, the story takes place in a "dinner after dinner" room, i.e. a dining room doubled as an evening lounge-bar, followed by an immersive library office, entirely dressed in fabrics just like the gallery walls.
Everywhere, the furniture collection of the Parisian house is dressed in the colorful creations of the American label. A dazzling encounter, all in shapes, materials and prints. Like the Mawu chair, the Madras armchair, the Pilat chaise longue or the Fuji sofa.
Other key guests, the iconic ones revisited in new colors and effects, the unique or limited editions produced in collaboration with craftsmen such as Véronique Rivemale, Thomas Boog, François Mascarello and Véronique de Soultrait, and second-hand objects. This presentation of works is not classic, it is a joyful exhibition which stages the universe of Laura Gonzalez in its most free expression.
Visuals ©: Stephan Julliard