Enjoy the pleasure of an extraordinary coffee experience with this exquisite collection created in connections with Daniel Buren’s ambitious installation at Monumenta 2012 at the Grand Palais in Paris. Buren uses stripes to re-define space and forces the audience’s eyes to create a new relationship with the most disparate of places, monuments, or objects. Buren’s design is not an imposition, but an invitation to open one’s eyes and with them, one’s heart as well.
This collection features four espresso cups with saucers.
Daniel Buren was born in the suburbs of Paris and graduated from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Métiers d’Art art school in Paris in 1960. In 1965 he adopted the 8.7 cm stripes that became his signature, and which are inspired by a type of drapery fabric that is very common in France and throughout the world. In 1966 he was one of the founders of the minimalist conceptual group Buren, Mosset, Parmentier, Toroni. As early as his first collective exhibition, “Prospect 68” in Düsseldorf, and his personal exhibition at Milan’s Galleria Apollinaire, both in 1968, he used architecture and painting together, working ‘in situ’. In 1986 he represented France at the Venice Biennale and won the Golden Lion Award for “Best Pavilion”.
His architectural installations have led him to use the most disparate supports or to intervene directly on the structures he was working on. His works, which are almost always monumental, are site-specific and are almost always subsequently removed. They are documented in videos and photos he shoots himself. These documents are called “photo souvenirs” and are neither exhibited nor sold. They are only used to illustrate books or catalogues. As their name suggests, these “photo souvenirs” are never meant to replace the works themselves. He has created art throughout the world and calls himself a citizen of the place where he is working at the time.