A little haven of sophistication and contemplation.
First exhibited in 2012, the Pavillons Library was designed as a space that invites readers to contemplate, relax and engage in conversations under the pergola. It features a central alcove outlined by a banquette, which is a reminder of Napoleon III’s French era. It is made to measure and it’s covered in a moire fabric whose random reflections act as an echo to the cracked gold leaf shelf. The shelves were expertly crafted from lacquered wood and cracked palladium shelves, while the structure also holds brass with bronze patina and a stunning plexiglass hemispheric mirror.
This beautiful work is available for purchase from Armel Soyer Paris, a gallery that specialises in harmonizing contemporary design with the arts and crafts, reinjecting ornamentation, the richness of natural materials and infusing each element with visual poetry. The library is signed and fetches prices between 70,000 and 100,000 Euros.
The atmosphere that Pierre Gonalons’ design exudes is one of refinement, subtlety and sense. One’s gaze is galvanised by the different effects of the mirrored dome, reflecting images of mobile actos and inanimate objects. We see it as an intimate space of enlightenment and cultivation, a masterpiece fit for a home with tall ceilings and a taste for classic and contemporary combined. The Pavillons collection also includes a splendid table and chandeliers to match.