Sunday, 6 February 2011

Philippe Hiquily


This limited edition iconic beaten brass chair by French artist Philippe Hiquily has been on the top of my wish list for some time now. It also comes in chrome, with either a metal or lucite base, but I definitely am coveting the brass. More sculpture than furniture I'd say, but I love it nonetheless. And apparently I'm not alone in my lusting for this chair, in fact it seems I'm in good company...

As seen above in the home of Yves Gastou, who happens to represent Hiquily in his Paris Gallery, and below, several incarnations of the chair on display at Galerie Yves Gastou.


Above, in an anonymous home featured in the Spanish Architectural Digest...

Above, the iconic chair on display in the Paris home of Marco Scarani and Jamie Creel, photographed by Roger Davies for Elle Decor.

Above, Kelly Wearstler poses on her Hiquily chair, and seen below in her living room of her new L.A. home.


The chair is available through Gastou's galerie in Paris, or 1st Dibs and Ralph Pucci in the US. Unfortunately the limited edition chair comes with a limited edition price tag. I think this one might stay on the wish list for quite some time.

7 comments:

maison21 said...

i want one.

Suzy said...

Christian, maybe we could go halves...we could save up to buy it together? It could spend half the year at your place and the other half at mine...?

An Aesthete's Lament said...

I think Nest magazine's article about Henri Samuel's Paris residence included a couple of Hiquily's pieces as well. That chair is startlingly beautiful.

Michelle said...

it's a work of art...I do lust for chairs, and this one is in my top 10! Great context pics...it looks great in lots of spaces.

Best,
Michelle

Gina said...

Great chair and super presentation. Kelly Wearstler's home looks so over loaden compared to the Spanish anonymous one which I would prefer.

Have a great Sunday and week to come dear Suzy!

Greetings

Gina from Germany

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Suzy said...

Thanks Aesthete, I haven't seen Nest on the newstands here, but will have to keep an eye out for it...

NYC Interior Design said...

It was great to see the chair Yves Gastou's home. At first glance it doesn't seem like it would fit into a pre-war type apt. setting but it definitely looks elegant. Thank you for sharing.