géraldine gonzalez, créatrice

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Atelier de géraldine gonzalez

A graduate of the Duperre School of Applied Arts ­Ecole Supérieure d'Arts Appliques Duperre (textile section), Geraldine Gonzalez started her career as a shoe designer before becoming a sculptor. In the past her work has been used as illustrations in advertising, the press and children's books, and shown in both personal and group exhibitions in several Paris museums (Grand Palais, Menagerie de Verre, Halle Saint-Pierre, Georges-Pompidou, etc.). Today her focus is on home and storefront decoration. Geraldine Gonzalez likes some materials better than others, but papier maché, cloth, crushed glass and pearls have gradually made way for the prince, crystal paper, a material with a lovely name that allows her to delicately play with transparency and light. With this precious ally, Geraldine cultivates her secret garden, overflowing with tenderness and poetry, where she raises subtle figurine lamps, chrysalides, Chinese votives and exquisite fashion accessories (lingerie, hats, gloves, shoes...), all of which have quite naturally been displayed at the marketplace: Bon Marche, the Printemps Haussmann, Home Autour du Monde, chez Mint, Liberty (London) Tommorrowland (Tokyo) and the John Derian Company ( New York). She has also worked with Christian Lacroix, Sonia Rykiel, Chantal Thomass, and with Hilton Mc Connico for Hermes, Baccarat, Van Cleef et Arpels and Givenchy. Her most recent creations, imprints of mystery and fragility seem to emerge from an enchanted forest. Her giant trees house shimmering amulets, burning bushes, bearers of charms and spells and a score of other living, curious ­ and magic ­ plant creatures.

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