Caryatides Mosaic Decoration from the Vincent Darré Collection

COLLEZIONE VINCENT DARRÉ


Known for his unmistakable style, extravagant, sophisticated, and rich in cultural
references and refined irony, Vincent Darré approaches mosaic art for the first time,
creating for Bisazza a series of mythological subjects inspired by recurring themes in
his imaginative and eclectic universe: Neoclassicism and Surrealism.

VINCENT DARRÉ


Known for his baroque creations which flirt with fantasy and surrealism, Vincent Darré is a one-of-a-kind character in the world of decoration.

He started out in the fashion industry working for Yves Saint Laurent, Montana, Prada, Chloé, then as Karl Lagerfeld’s right-hand man at Fendi, and as artistic director of Moschino and Ungaro. He left his career in fashion in 2008 to devote himself to creating furniture and decorative objects.

In 2016, he founded the Maison Darré at 13 Rue Royale in Paris, presenting the new “Renaissance” collection, a homage to the unique mastery of French craftsmanship.

As an interior designer, he worked on prestigious projects in Paris – from the Montana Hotel in Saint-Germain-des-Prés to the Schiaparelli fashion house in Place Vendôme and the bar Le Serpent à Plumes in Place des Vosges, always surprising with his audacity and individuality. Recently, he curated an exhibition at the Musée du Mobilier National: Le Chic! Arts décoratifs et Mobilier français de 1930 à 1960.

His talent as a painter is showcased on fabrics, wallpapers, and in collaborations with Dior, Fred, Monoprix and many others.

As a decorator, furniture designer, scenographer, and artist, Vincent Darré will never cease to amaze with his intrepid nature, bringing poetry to the contemporary decorative arts scene.

Caryatides


CERF VERT
Bisazza glass mosaic pattern, mixed techniques. The item is sold by the module, with each module measuring 2.58 m x 2.90 m (7.46 sqm).
Design: Vincent Darré
CERF is also available in GRIS and BLEU
See the whole collection here


COLLEZIONE VINCENT DARRÉ includes four decorations in glass mosaic – CARYATIDES, CALLIOPE, ERATO and THALIA.

CARYATIDES, inspired by Neoclassicism, is a pattern composed of three modules featuring  mythological subjects in the form of caryatids – CERF (Deer), LICORNE (Unicorn), and LYRE – alternating with architectural elements that resemble the columns of a classical temple.

The Cerf Vert Mosaic Decoration

The Licorne Bleue Mosaic Decoration
The Licorne Grise Mosaic Decoration

Caryatides


LICORNE BLEUE (Left), LICORNE GRISE (Right)
Bisazza glass mosaic pattern, mixed techniques. The item is sold by the module, with each module measuring 2.58 m x 2.90 m (7.46 sqm).
Design: Vincent Darré
LICORNE is also available in VERTE
See the whole collection here


Available in three color variants – BLEUE, GRISE and VERTE – the CARYATIDES are crafted using careful and precise handwork. For the background and architectural elements, a digital technique with regular square tiles is employed, while the caryatid figures are brought to life using an artistic “ad andamento” process, in which every single tessera is cut and laid by hand to follow the flow of the design.


Bisazza Caryatides Vertes mosaic decoration close-up

Caryatides


LYRE BLEUE
Bisazza glass mosaic pattern, mixed techniques. The item is sold by the module, with each module measuring 2.58 m x 2.90 m (7.46 sqm).
Design: Vincent Darré
LYRE is also available in GRISE and BLEUE
See the whole collection here



CALLIOPE


CALLIOPE DIPTYQUE
The diptyque is supplied in two laid and grouted panels, finished with a black lacquered frame. The mosaic is created with 10x10mm tiles, using a digital technique.
Design: Vincent Darré


The CALLIOPE, ERATO and THALIA decorations are inspired by Darré’s love of Surrealism.
See the whole collection here

The Calliope Diptyque mosaic decoration

The Erato Diptyque mosaic decoration

Erato


ERATO DIPTYQUE
The diptyque is supplied in two laid and grouted panels, finished with a black lacquered frame. The mosaic is created with 10x10mm tiles, using a digital technique.
Design: Vincent Darré


Created using Bisazza’s digital technique, the three patterns are almost like paintings where the tiles are combined according to the same chromatic tone of green, baby blue, yellow, grey, and orange, creating figures which overlap in an unusual way, allowing the imagination to run free.
See the whole collection here


The Thalia Diptyque mosaic decoration

Thalia


THALIA DIPTYQUE
The diptyque is supplied in two laid and grouted panels, finished with a black lacquered frame. The mosaic is created with 10x10mm tiles, using a digital technique.
Design: Vincent Darré


CALLIOPE, ERATO and THALIA are a poetic representation of Darré’s creative style; a tribute to his inspiring muses.
See the whole collection here


“Bisazza is a brand that has long made me dream. My thoughts turned to the extraordinary mosaics of Pompeii, a mythical city for me, so I imagined creating a neoclassical décor inspired by Jean Cocteau, my pictorial icon, for his caryatids; guardians of a secret temple.

Each symbolises a passage of life: the Deer, divine essence of the sacred; the Unicorn, the impetuosity of desire; and the Lyre, symbol of cosmic harmony.

The muses are a poetic representation of my inspirations. Calliope: my relationship with white paper and watercolor, the starting point for all my projects. Thalia: a chess game, my struggle to realise childhood dreams through work. Erato, the lyre, is one of my obsessions; an allegory of theatrical performance that is a common thread through all my creations.”
Vincent Darré

“The VINCENT DARRÉ COLLECTION represents a perfect combination of Bisazza’s expertise in mosaic decoration and Vincent Darré’s cultured and refined creative style.

This partnership – as always for our company – stems from an elective artistic and personal affinity with the designers we work alongside. With Vincent we share a continuous quest for beauty and a taste for decoration interpreted in an innovative
contemporary key.

The outcome is a unique and sophisticated collection, which we are proud to present.”
Rossella Bisazza

Enquire about COLLEZIONE VINCENT DARRÉ


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