- Panneaux sculptés
- Novembre 2018
With Empreinte, Patrick Jouin does a
reinterpretation of the ornament for Marotte. The ornament's theme is back in
the spotlight thanks to the emergence of new machining techniques. Patrick
Jouin reinvents Marotte's sculpted panels and explores all the possibilities
the machine has to offer. His work goes well beyond focusing on matter and the
ways of giving it shape. Indeed, Patrick Jouin is hard at work modeling light
as a material in its own right.
The aesthetic effect of the sculpted panels
of the Empreinte collection depends on the trajectory, the angle, and the speed
of rotation of the machining tools used, which are specially designed for each
model. The material is hence meticulously sculpted; the tool leaves a trace, an
imprint made of solids and hollows and shadows and lights that transform the
bare panel and create a pattern and a design on the material. The pattern then
becomes dynamic; its appearance depends on lighting, the movements of people in
space, and the shadows resulting from those movements, causing it to change and
become vibrant and alive.
Offering the possibility of creating unique walls with varied characters, the Empreinte collection features 16 designs divided among 6 major groups and available in 8 colors.