III WATER : The Hexagon
The six-sided hexagon follows the square in the geometric sequence.
Of all the regular tessellating figures, the hexagon covers the largest surface area for a given perimeter. This means that it is a recurrent feature of our environment, whether natural or man-made. Certain mineral crystallisations naturally assume this geometric form, such as snowflake crystals which are formed into regular hexagons by their constituent water molecules.
Water is the third element and the sine qua non condition for life on earth.
The hexagon is also the symbol of France, the country where Baccarat was founded, and one where a long tradition of excellence in the fields of art and craftsmanship has yielded a brilliant cultural heritage.
Finally, the symbol of water mirrors the fundamental nature of a glass as the natural receptacle for the substance, and the outline of the installation, which echoes the Harcourt Glass’s hexagonal base and thus highlights the formal links between the two.
The Studio has its origins in an encounter between a visual artist/silversmith (Bardula) and an architect/scenographer in Paris back in 2003.
Their work reflects the former’s passion for geometric abstraction and investigations into weightlessness and transparency, and the latter’s fascination with new technologies, in particular 3D and light.
These pdf documents to download are the book that has been printed for the Vitrines Harcourt project of the Baccarat Hotel in New York, a portfolio presenting pictures of the works of the Studio and the press release for the Baccarat Hotel.
Are presented here everything that matters with the recent and ongoing projects at Bardula Studio.
These links are with designers, architects, artists and galleries with whom some projects are ongoing,
or that we simply relate to.
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