>Born in Paris in 1913, Line Vautrin was an artist, designer and creator of jewellery and decorative objects. A unique and fiercely independent artist, she worked in post-war Paris to create pieces renowned for their intensity and poetry. Line Vautrin was obsessed with creating things from an early age, and her first pieces date from when she was just twenty-one. In 1953, still in search of novelty, Line Vautrin discovered a mysterious resin made of cellulose acetate, she patented the substance at the INPI (Institut National de la Propriété Industrielle), naming it Talosel in the late 1960s when she moved to the Quai des Augustins. Following this discovery, Line Vautrin continued to transform the materials at her disposal. Her mirrors are famous for the way they lure you in, deforming reality through their witches’ eyes, the convex mirror always at the centre of her creations. It wasn’t long before her name was soon known both throughout France and abroad.
Beige talosel inlaid with silvered mirrors
Diameter: 18,5 cm , 7 1/4 in