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Otherworldly minimalism by William Guillon


After five years of studies to become an Art Director, four of which were spent creating lightings, William Guillon decided to set up his personal project with, as a basis, a reflection around light and darkness. His interest for luminous objects was indeed born of a desire to carve this darkness with light as if it were a pure and precious material

William Guillon’s main influences are strong artistic movements, often dark and filled with modern melancholy. Obsessed with a futuristic dystopic vision, the issues he addresses are loaded with his attraction for a strong imagery.

Beyond his influences, he has always been driven by his love for noble materials, raw materials to work on and embellish without altering them. Always valuing handicraft work, his objects are designed as high quality products, without ever compromising the aesthetics for the easy option.

Radical and elegant, his first collection, “Collapse”, was built around the notions of balance and power. It goes into a very topical thematic which is the aesthetics of Crisis, and interprets this feeling of imbalance, fall, tension, collapse which is part of daily life in this early 21st Century.

COLLAPSE COLLECTION Collapse is a limited series of luminous objects. Inspired by a dystopic vision of the future, and the remains of a post-apocalyptic world. In that otherworldly era, crisis erupted and has dominated every aspect of existence while tension and imbalance seems to be the norm. KRS The KRS series is constituted by 3 lamps with lampshades. Each lamp is made with several solid blocks of aluminium, which are then polished and immersed in semi-precious or precious metals such as nickel or copper. Every piece is made on demand and can be done with several finishes such as different precious alloys of gold or combination of different materials. To know more details about them, you can download the online brochure.

Totems

Totems are luminous objects, between lamps and sculptures. Each object is made with several solid blocks of aluminium, which are then polished and immersed in semi-precious or precious metals such as nickel or copper. Every piece is made on demand and can be done with several finishes such as different precious alloys of gold or combination of different materials. To know more details about them, you can download the online brochure.

Ashes To Ashes Ashes To Ashes is a line composed of 5 candlesticks and 1 chandelier. For this series, we used burnt solid oak and solid bronze. We wanted to go back to the material's core, raw and powerful. To know more details about our objects, you can downline the online brochure.

William has a few projects in development. One of them is called Satellite and is made with Golden leaves. One of the pieces from the Satellite collection will be displayed in Le Wooosh, a bar restaurant in the center of Bordeaux. An update with pictures of the installation is coming soon, so stay tuned…

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