The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Thursday, July 18, 2019

Gallery FUMI opens a solo show by French designer Thomas Lemut
Installation view. Photo: Courtesy of Shira Klasmer for Gallery FUMI.

LONDON.- Gallery FUMI is presenting Glass.Mekano, a solo show by Thomas Lemut.

In this new body of work, his first in glass, Lemut challenges the restraints of working with this material to produce functional pieces that reflect his distinct design approach and aesthetic language. The key to Lemut’s practice is the celebration of a chosen material; be it in wood, metal and now glass. Cut into strips, each element is then assembled using mechanical fixings as opposed to the traditional method of welding or gluing.

Of all materials the French designer has been working with to date, glass has been by far the most challenging: finding a balance between hand and mechanical assemblage using strips of tempered glass is extremely difficult.

Driven by curiosity and a desire to further explore the potential of the material, Lemut worked closely with Yvon Goude from Goude Glass, a glass factory based in the north west of France. After six months of collaborative research and much shattered glass, they finally found a successful equation. The result is an unprecedented collection of solid functional glass furniture comprising of a bench, a coffee table, a console, a mirror, a lamp and a chandelier. Glass.Mekano runs until 18 November.

Born in France in 1961, Thomas Lemut has worked in the arts since an early age and is now creating furniture as well as sculpting. His practice as a conceptual sculptor, combined with a series of jobs in film and artistic direction, has led to an eclectic approach to furniture design.

The celebration of the authentic qualities of materials, and the idea of ‘function follows aesthetic’ is crucial for Lemut. “Design must be functional because it cannot dissociate function from aesthetic" – he says – “even when the object is associated with social or environmental issues, we always come back to the pair: function and beauty.” Thomas Lemut lives in Paris. His work is exhibited at international art and design fairs and is included in prestigious private collections worldwide.

Today's News

September 22, 2017

Large-scale exhibition of Jean Michel Basquiat's work opens at Barbican Art Gallery

9 Lucio Fontana spatial environments reconstructed in full scale and presented together for the first time

Australian art comes to Tate Modern

Exhibition at Marian Goodman features the latest developments in Tony Cragg's sculptural oeuvre

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art opens exhibition of works by Dutch artist Rineke Dijkstra

Michael Werner Gallery, London opens exhibition of new works by Enrico David

Long-lost Faberge silver knives resurface in Poland

Tina Turner donates outfit to Tennessee State Museum

Freeman's to offer rare, early American atlas held in a private collection since 1880

Celebrations, discussions and unveilings: Demodernising the collection at Van Abbemuseum

Sotheby's photographs sale features important daguerreotypes from the Stanley B. Burns Collecction

Show of new and recent works by Michael Craig-Martin opens at Gallery Hyundai, Seoul

Christie's announces a new concept auction to showcase great achievements

Toledo Museum of Art welcomes Diane Wright as Curator of Glass

Gallery FUMI opens a solo show by French designer Thomas Lemut

Magnum Print Room features photographs that span a crucial 50-year period of the 20th century

Gasworks presents a major new commission by London-based artist Zach Blas

MIT Museum opens two exhibitions of rare and never-before-seen photographs by György Kepes

Michaan's announces highlights from its October 7 Gallery Auction

Galerie Richard presents works by Antón Lamazares and Nicolai

The Connie Francis Collection, America's first female pop star, presented by Heritage Auctions

Surrealism in Mexican photography is focus of new exhibition at Throckmorton Fine Art

Early printed books on cookery, mathematics & adventure offered at Swann Auction Galleries

Richard Saltoun Gallery opens first exhibition in London of the pioneering American artist Eleanor Antin

Most Popular Last Seven Days

1.- Original 'Star Wars' creators lift lid on special effects challenges

2.- Lost '$170 million Caravaggio' snapped up before French auction

3.- Mansell's 'Red Five' on pole for Bonhams sale

4.- Impressionism's 'forgotten woman' shines in new Paris show

5.- Sotheby's to auction the best-surviving NASA videotape recordings of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing

6.- Exhibition explores Dutch and Spanish painting of the 16th and 17th centuries

7.- Cyprus discovers 'first undisturbed Roman shipwreck'

8.- Sotheby's unveils 'Treasures from Chatsworth' with Leonardo Da Vinci drawing, Lucian Freud portraits, and more

9.- Infamous botched art restoration in Spain gets makeover

10.- 1958 Gibson Flying V Korina played by Dave Davies to grab center stage in Heritage Auctions' sale

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful