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GENEVIÈVE LEVIVIER - A+Z DESIGN

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Geneviève Levivier @ Serge Anton

Geneviève Levivier imagines translucent tapestries and luminescent panels echoing the aesthetics of nature in its wild and poetic aspect

Bio

Through an alchemical work mixing sustainable fibers and organic materials, painting, handmade and digital processes, evidence by her laboratory-like studio, Geneviève Levivier imagines translucent tapestries and luminescent panels echoing the aesthetics of nature in its wild and poetic aspect. After 10 years of creating original textiles, with her studio A+ZDesign®, for the most renowned fashion houses, Geneviève dedicates herself to the creation of site-specific installations and contemplative pieces in harmony with the surrounding architecture and nature.

By entering this cocoon at the border of art and experimental design, Secret Garden proposes an experience of reconnection to ourselves and to nature, a privileged moment of dream and calm. This new creation demonstrates, once again, Geneviève Levivier’s ability to metamorphose materials and surprise our senses. Mixing several innovative processes, Secret Garden evolves during 24 hours according to the changes of light and confuses the tracks of the perception with a personalized interpretation of the luminescence. One remains amazed like a child…

 

Objects

MAGIC LACE

Magic Lace, is an acoustic lace & digital creation. It is the result of several years of development in Digital Craft within a slow inhouse design process where the laser is used by the artist as a creating tool, like a paintbrush. Moreover, this refined development, adorned with sustainable and resistant textiles - European jute, Texel wool and PLA - has insulating qualities. No waste, glue, or colorant are used in the production: the laser process plays the role of agglomerating the textile composite as well as the aesthetic final aspect.

EGGSHELL FLORAL MOON SHADOW

2019
PLA, eggshells (collected from a local bakery), flowers, fibres from recycled jeans, tulle and eco-friendly polymers
65cm ø, steel support 10 cm

SHIELDS

2018
Wood lace, solid wood structure
LEDs, acoustic moss.
180x115x15cm + 90x58x7,5cm

Indoor gingerbread detailing

Wood turned into lace: a surface preserving the soft and natural touch of the material but made translucent thanks to a laser micro-perforation technique. A textile artist and designer passionate about natural methods, Geneviève Levivier has taken the necessary research and development time to materialise this innovative vision. “The idea was to transform the wood in a noble way, to enhance it without touching its own qualities”, she explains. She then teamed up with designer Alain Berteau to give shape to this new technique. This has produced this duo of objects: a lamp and an acoustic wall panel. A useful object on the one hand and an abstract and geometric work on the other. Two objects whose appearance changes and evolves depending on the observer’s perspective and that bring out the best in one another.

Secret Garden, Wellness Teepee 2021

Materials: Jute, PLA, Natural flowers, Pigments, Eco-friendly polymer, wood.
Dimensions: Height: 160cm, diameter: 130cm

Secret Garden proposes an experience of reconnection to ourselves and to nature, a privileged moment of dream and calm. Secret Garden evolves during 24 hours according to the changes of light and confuses the tracks of the perception with a personalized interpretation of the luminescence.