White Staff Sconce by JEAN BOGGIO for LES HERITIERS, France, 1990s

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Staff sconce made in France in the 1990s and designed by Jean Boggio for Les Héritiers.

This sconce is made of white staff, or plaster mixed with fibrous material, traditionally used in French wall moldings. Les Héritiers are known to use the techniques and materials of artisanal French craft in their production of contemporary designs, a trademark exemplified by this piece. The inverted triangle shape recalls the shape of a torch. The scrolling volumes form a landscape of spirals culminating in small, round points. Each volume reflects light differently, and shadows accentuate the slopes of each scroll. Robust, this piece has a substantial weight and an ornamentation that is both classic and surreal.

YEAR: 1990s
DIMENSIONS: H 14in x W 12in x D 5.5in, H 35.6cm x W 30.5cm x D 14cm
DESIGNER: Jean Boggio
MATERIAL: White Staff (white plaster mixed with fibers - French)
CONDITION: Excellent
COLOR: White
PRODUCTION: Out of production


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JEAN BOGGIO (Born 1963 in Algeria) well known for his work in jewelry design, he has made an impact on decorative arts as an accomplished artisan working with traditional French savoir-faire. The tables at the Ritz in Paris are set with his plates; he has collaborated with top French art of the table brands such as Daum & Baccarat, and fashion designers Pierre Cardin and Ted Lapidus. Like a French Fornasetti, Boggio prolifically treats us to his onirique universe across a large spectrum of domains, evoking nature and bliss in his designs.