The art of simplicity
The heritage director of the house was passing through the workshop when a craftsman was shrinking the initial shape of the "Œuf" soup tureen, an original creation by Jean Puiforcat. She so loved this form stripped of all its ornaments and still matted by the blows of the mallet that the idea came to her to make a creation in its own right.
This vase is mounted entirely by hand.
The craftsman starts with a simple sheet of metal that he will gradually deform by applying mallet blows working in a circular direction, starting from the center of the plate outwards, and helping himself of a heap of steel which will give its shape to the vase.
Its particularity is that the material remains raw and thus retains the marks of the blows carried by the craftsman, for a very special finish. Each piece is thus completely unique.
Dinner Service by Donald Judd
Table service in sterling silver
Following the instructions of the sketches and technical drawings of the artist, preserved in the archives of the Foundation in Marfa, Texas, Puiforcat silversmiths shaped the metal by applying traditional techniques of silversmithing to achieve the degree of precision considered the standard of Donald Judd's work.