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    JEAN NOUVEL : RACINES AÉRIENNES

    Galerie Philia is proud to announce its summer exhibition taking place in two villas designed by Jean Nouvel and commissioned by Rivere Group on the luxurious Cote d’Azur.

    Villa Maeterlinck in Nice and villa in St Jean Cap Ferrat, both are perfectly integrated into the landscape and boast terrace gardens in front of wide private sea views on the Mediterranean. Tillandsias in Saint Jean Cap Ferrat and Monsteras in Nice were planted by Jean Nouvel as an ode to their aerian roots. This specific fauna is in complete harmony with the asesthetic of the influential architect whose innovative aerian principle transforms buildings into dematerialized natural environments. Set in a mesmerizing atmosphere, between the breath-taking coast and the unassuming minimalism of Nouvel, Galerie Philia enhances this dialogue between the aesthetic of the architecture and its natural surroundings. The concept of aerian roots is in the heart of the scenography of Galerie Philia as transcultural art and design works were selected for the plural and complex aesthetic and national identities they convey.

    Completed in 2015 and placed right by the famous Maeterlinck Palace, Villa Maeterlink is carved into the rock. Situated just by the waterfront, all of the rooms in the villa have a full view of the sea, with a living room spanning 40m2 without posts (cantilevered). Set in a grand plot of 8600 m2, the entire house is made to measure including the stainless steel ceilings, light fixtures, and inox surfaces along with a multitude of special details that make this a truly unique place. The space breaths at all times thanks to the sliding partitions that were built in a studied way to dissipate the boundary between interior and exterior in this house that opens to the sea, and the stainless steel ceiling of the house allows one to see the sea at all times.

    A few minutes down the same coast lays Villa St. Jean Cap Ferrat, situated close to the famous villa Ephrussi of the Rothschild Family and was completed in 2021. The prowess of this work of architecture is achieving to build a house that cannot be seen from the outside; a house that disappears perfectly into the landscape. It is unique in creation with high-end materials such as stainless steel and rosewood. Covered by steel framed glass roof, the house breathes with the permanent presence of flora, both indoor and outdoor plants. A structure stretched out into land, the house boasts the view of blue coast from all of its rooms.

    Blending with the unique and entirely customized architecture of Jean Nouvel, Galerie Philia’s elegant collection of sculptural design and art dresses these villas in a new look and create stunning vistas, transforming them into a living and breathing homes. The gardens and the interior of both villas are united by a harmonious scenography and become a reflection of the lightness of Nouvel’s aesthetic. The exhibition features unique pieces by Frederic Saulou, Andrés Monnier, Arno Declercq, Jojo Corväiá Rick Owens, Elsa Foulon, Jan Ernst and many more designers represented by Galerie Philia.

    The hand-carved stone firepit of Andres Monnier creates a radiant atmosphere in the patio with the ravishing views of plants as Gerard Kuijpers’ Dancing Stones move with the breeze from the mediterranean. Arno Declercq’s unique daybed accommodates a relaxing environment in the cozy living space and Jörg Pietschmann’s solid oak unique bench invites one to enjoy the monstera haven.

    The Revue Eclipse collaborated with Galerie Philia on the fine art selection, and internationally known artists will be exhibited such as Sam Szafran, Flora Temnouche, Edgar Sarin, Manuel Merida, Francisco Salazar, Jörg Kratz and Mateo Revillo.

    Hermine Bourdin
    Carine Boxy
    Karen Chekerdjian
    Adèle Clèves
    Jojo Corväiá
    dAM Atelier
    Arno Declercq
    Jeremy Descamps
    Yann Dessauvages
    Atelier Alain Ellouz
    Studio Emblématique
    Arturo Erbsman
    Jan Ernst
    Faina
    Bertrand Fompeyrine
    Elsa Foulon
    Pietro Franceschini
    Cobra Studios

     

    Leontine Furcy
    Jan Garncarek
    Maxime Goléo
    William Guillon
    Adeline Halot
    Willem van Hooff
    Marie Jeunet/Precious Artefact
    Benjamin Juhel
    Andy Kerstens
    Gerard Kuijpers
    Jörg Kratz
    Roxane Lahidji
    Margaux Leycuras
    Julien Manaira
    Paul Matter
    Manuel Merida
    Cristian Mohaded

    Andres Monnier
    Novocastrian
    Rick Owens
    Jörg Pietschmann
    Mateo Revillo
    Francisco Salazar
    Frederic Saulou
    Edgar Sarin
    Studiopepe
    Sam Szafran
    Flora Temnouche
    Elisa Uberti
    Pierre de Valck
    Sanna Volker
    Niclas Wolf
    Léon Zack
    Zieta

    Images Credit : Maison Mouton Noir