A key element to Jean-Luc Le Mounier’s success is his acute attention to textural elements, often derived from nature. Hamada takes its name from a type of desert landscape consisting of largely barren, hard rocky plateaus, where most of the sand has been removed by wind removing the fine products of weathering. The finer-grained products are taken away in suspension, leaving behind a landscape of fragmented gravel and bare rock.
To recreate the scorched earth effect Le Mounier constructs a complex composition of individually molded enamel plates, composed together on a mirror ground. The enamel plates are created with a surface of copper foil on which several layers of black crystal are melted, producing a finely detailed, raw appearance. The plates are then finished with a layer of platinum. The contrasting qualities of the satiny stainless steel and the polished platinum create a sparkling effect as light moves across the surface.
Jean-Luc Le Mounier
Stainless steel, enamel, platinum, mirror
114.30h x 114.30w x 5.08d cm