Guillaume Garnier and Florent Linker
Guillaume Garnier and Florent Linker are two Paris-based French artists. They want to give rare materials and know-how a modern twist. All pieces are one-of-a-kind or limited editions created by French master artisans.
They draw influence from ornamental arts and sculpture as designers to produce pure-shaped shapes that show their materiality. With a background in interior design, they create utilitarian artifacts that complement the modern surroundings of intelligent collectors looking for art and design treasures with soul.
They designed two distinct collections for Spazio Nobile in Brussels: the Parisis lamps in plaster and alabaster, and the molten glass Diatomée Sculpted Vases, which resemble diatoms, which are single-celled algae that dwell in glass homes.
They are inspired by these light-absorbing molecules, which are the only creature in the world with cell walls made of translucent, opaline silica, and are embellished with intricate and beautiful silica patterns.
On Earth, diatoms provide up to 50% of our oxygen while also feeding the oceans, lakes, and rivers. Garnier & Linker experimented with 12 crystal hues in this interesting lost-wax casting process pioneered by French glass artist Olivier Fonderflick with 12 crystal colors: Light blue, light pink, light green, clear translucent, violine grey, purple, lime, citrin, electric blue, dark grey, almost black, and cognac/ amber are some of the colors available.