Ideat Press No. 155


Started last year with designers Studiopepe, the cycle of temporary exhibitions launched by the interior architecture agency Coutume{Studio} continues this summer with Vincent Poujardieu, whose series of lighting fixtures called “Nida” takes on a unique scenography .

The incandescent swarm of Bordeaux designer Vincent Poujardieu seduced the Mobilier national and the French embassy in the United States, who recently acquired some of these specimens to install them in Villa Albertine, in New York. In Bordeaux, at the address inaugurated in 2019 by Frédéric Aguiard and Karine Pelloquin, the objects of the 2012 winner of the Connaissance des arts prize (awarded by the National Academy of Sciences, Belles Lettres and Arts of Bordeaux) are transported in a a most intimate universe, as these two decorators and interior architects explain.

1/ Coutume{Studio} brings into dialogue, in an intimate setting, the powerful creations of Vincent Poujardieu with the pieces of other designers, in order to better highlight their respective singularity, as here, with the Daybed Five to Nine by Studiopepe (Tacchini). “Vincent Poujardieu’s pieces are most often exhibited in all-white places. Rarely in spaces where they are ultimately supposed to go. We wanted to extract them from their almost excessive dazzling dimension,” they reveal. For the occasion, models in matte gold were released. Distributed within this hybrid place, halfway between the showroom, the gallery and the private residence, they cross styles and eras: from 17th century statues to ceramic vases by Paola Paronetto, including a contemporary walnut table from DK3 and the Owl chairs in burnt wood produced by Coutume{Studio}. In doing so, Vincent Poujardieu's lighting fixtures transform into soft and strange dreamlike creatures...

2/ The two “Nida” table lamps play with perspectives.

3/ The floor lamp from the same collection features a base made of a curved stainless steel tube, balanced by two thin rods which cross like sunbeams stuck in the ground.