Thierry Jeannot | Coffee Table, 2014 | Stainless steel, metal screws, burned wood, gold leaf, silver leaf, reclaimed plastics, acrylic, perspex mirror, burned metals, resin, bronze, lost wax casting process, glass
Thierry Jeannot
Thierry Jeannot | Green Transmutation Chandelier, 2010 | Reclaimed PET plastic bottles, green dye, aluminum, light bulbs (24 watt, E14)
Thierry Jeannot
Thierry Jeannot | Coffee Table, 2014 | Stainless steel, metal screws, burned wood, gold leaf, silver leaf, reclaimed plastics, acrylic, perspex mirror, burned metals, resin, bronze, lost wax casting process, glass
Thierry Jeannot
Thierry Jeannot

Thierry Jeannot

Born in Beauvais, France, in 1963; lives and works in Mexico City, Mexico

Based in Mexico for the last twenty years, Thierry Jeannot focuses on generating high added value to recycled materials, with an interest in traditional-technique crafts and craftspeople. He first began working with a range of unconventional materials in the 1980s, both for fashion designer Thierry Mugler in Paris, as well as on his own projects. Jeannot engages paradox and contrast in his work, transforming discarded matter that is generally viewed as a scourge into sophisticated designs. PET bottles—from store shelves, the trash, or the street—are crafted into one-of-a-kind chandeliers as opulent as crystal, yet constructed from hundreds of plastic containers, meticulously selected, cut, and reassembled as an exceptional and unique piece. He follows a design philosophy where the design and production processes are never separated. A coffee table is constructed through marrying scrap materials with sophisticated handcrafted bronze parts, and gold and silver leaf with burnt wood. Jeannot likes to maintain a strong connection to history and the decorative arts, though at the same time the resulting design-art pieces question established symbols of luxury and our preconceptions of the value of materials.

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