Mattia Bonetti’s Surreal Objects of Desire


Making tables supported by giant pearl necklaces and lamps from ornate vases, Swiss-born, Paris-based designer Mattia Bonetti minds the realm of dreams to discover inspiration for his limited-edition domestic objects. Starting his four-decade-long-career with fantastical collaborations with Elizabeth Garouste, Bonetti struck out on his own in 2002 and has continued to astonish art and design audiences with his eclectic, crossover works in museum and gallery exhibitions. Currently showting at Paul Kasmin Gallery in New York, through March 13, and the subject of a new Skira Rizzoli monograph, the daring designer continues to push the boundaries of contemporary craft.

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