The Vivarium Collection (2019) by French designer Jean-Baptiste Fastrez for Galerie kreo is characterized by a balance between organic rational form and tongue-in-cheek humor. Inspired by the relationship between wildlife and manmade objects, Fastrez sought to transform the gallery into a vivarium inhabited by wild animals. His Rio Mirror takes on the sinuous shape of a snake, with green and blue mosaic tiles replicating its snakeskin pattern. This piece is available in a limited edition of 8 pieces + 2 AP + 2 prototypes, each is numbered and signed by the designer.
Born in France, Fastrez lives and works in Paris. After graduating from ENSCI in 2010, he went to work with Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec for 3 years. He opened his own studio in 2011. His clients have included Mustache, Manufacture de Sèvres, Kvadrat, CIRVA, and Tai Ping. He has won several prizes, including the Grand Jury of the Design Parade 6 at Villa Noailles in Hyères in 2011 and the Wallpaper Design Award in 2015. His work has been exhibited at the Trapholt Museum, Grand-Hornu Images, mudac, and VIA Paris and is found in the permanent collections of Le Centre Pompidou and the Musée des Arts Décoratifs.
Mosaic, aluminium and mirror
50 x 4.5 x 80 cm