In the 1960’s, BERNARD QUENTIN creates his first inflatable sculptures (Cybules)after having realized that a 20th century artist should work with new materials of his time and try, with his vision of the world, to maybe modify it or create objects at an industrial scale. He will be the first designer to conceive inflatable armchairs, they will be shown in 1963 by the Iris Clert gallery in Paris during an exhibition that had futuristic ambitions (the sitting room of the year 2104), then at the New York international fair of 1964 before being mass produced by Plasteco Milano in Italy. In the process Bernard Quentin designed a set of inflatable architectures, cars and furniture including the“Croissant” (Half-Moon) Armchairreleased by Printemps which had been chosen to dress the bar of the French Pavilion at the Montreal Universal Exhibition in 1967 before joining the collections of the Center Pompidou. Bernard Quentin has always had the ambition to make art accessible to everybody, his works such as this “croissant” (Half Moon) armchair is in perfect accordance with the Art For All concept. It’s very natural that these inflatable pieces joined the Art For All collection, especially as it symbolizes a historic turning point in the democratization not only of art but also of contemporary design.
Presentation of the permanent collections (contemporary collections), National Museum of Modern Art , Paris, France, 01 April 2007 – 01 April 2009
Building the air: Málaga, Center Pompidou Málaga, Spain, 8 November 2018-10 February
New waves: Toulon, Cercle naval de Toulon, France, June 27, 2019 – November 24, 2019
Edition “ART FOR ALL by Galerie Loft”
1963 – Ed. 2019
Inflatable PVC furniture
Colored PVC – orange, gold or silver
H. 60 cm x D.100 cm
H. of the seat : 30 cm
Titled, signed, dated and numbered, edition of 600 copies
Dim. of the box : H.24 x L. 43 x D. 14 cm
Inflate & Deflate Electric Air Pump inclus (230V, Type C)
Mireille Mathieu in concert at the Waldorf Astoria, New York, 1967.
Decor and inflatable furniture by Bernard Quentin.
|Dimensions||60 × 100 × 100 cm|
Edition of 600, Edition of 600
Signed in the mold, Signed in the mold