SINOPLE • exhibition


Joris Verstrepen
Ferréol Babin

From 30 May to 22 July, SINOPLE unveils its exclusive collaboration with Ferréol Babin and presents for the first time in France the work of Flemish designer Joris Verstrepen among a selection of works and pieces of furniture from the gallery.

From prairial to messidor, from the preparation to the full harvest period, the exhibition of these productions offers the experience of a return to the essential, of the renewal of ancestral gestures and materials; it deploys a pastoral and original perception of the domestic landscape.

Like other artists presented at the gallery, both display their obvious closeness to “the earth” and translate into their creations the vision not of a political ecology but of their belonging to a larger and more complex system. Their creations reflect their deep respect for nature and the cycles it imposes, which give shape to all forms and nourish them.

The landscape, which they immerse themselves in and from which they borrow the materials necessary for their work, is not a space in which to move. It is a place of life, a nourishing plateau, the collection of a necessary dialogue with the elements, which is now a forgotten fact. Their mode of production thus praises simplicity and the little. They glean material and reveal it in pieces of furniture, objects and works whose contemporary rusticity constitutes an obvious thought.

Inspired by vernacular objects used in the preparation of bread, Ferréol Babin has created a collection of unique pieces in carved wood.
Joris Verstrepen has designed a table, a daybed and a set of stools with aluminium frames made from materials collected near his studio: ash, flax from West Flanders and Bertrix schist.

Their pieces are surrounded by those of Laetitia Jacquetton, who continues her research into the stones of the Dolomites, Trentino and the Swiss Alps, whose presence she signifies in dialogue with the glassmakers of Murano. Perron et Frères gives new life to a neglected ash slab in the form of a bench whose technical sophistication is hidden behind its minimalist appearance. Finally, Hugo Haas has created a new Prototype, a desk built like a framework of chestnut branches and blued steel.


See the Ferreol Babin catalogue

See the Joris Verstrepen catalogue

Hôtel de Retz
9, rue Charlot Paris IIIème
tue. – sat. 12:00 – 19:00

opening on Tuesday 30 May 14:00 – 20:00

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