Le féminin consacré

The consecrated feminine

An ode to femininity, the design of the BibRond has a direct relationship with emblematic and curvaceous creations in the worlds of architecture, decoration and the art of living. Esthete, the container claims to belong to an illustrious lineage: the opportunity to offer you a historical stroll in the fertile universe of inspired creations...

 

An eloquent ancestor, the breast bowl

Also called nipple bowl, the centerpiece of a table service intended to decorate the dairy of the Château de Rambouillet built for Queen Marie-Antoinette, gave free rein to rantings in its time. It was rumored at the time that the piece in biscuit porcelain had been made from a cast of the sovereign's breast. One more argument to denounce his frivolity. The legend, now proven as such, nevertheless participates in the magic of this iconic piece which tells the powers of a naturally nourishing body.

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Breast bowl, Jean-Jacques Lagrenée the Younger, Louis-Simon Boizot, 1787

A few centuries later, in 1969, Gaetano Pesce seized on feminine curves for a different kind of denunciation. The designer pays strong homage to a body that is as welcoming as it is abused. If the Big Mamma armchair, with its opulent curves and warm shapes invite the user to let himself go like a child snuggled up against his mother; the pouf-ball that he has at his foot irremediably condemns the feminine condition and the sexism hindering the freedom of his contemporaries.

 

Opulent curves of Italian design

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Big Mamma, 1969, Gaetano Pesce

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Lampe Nesso 1967, Giancarlo Mattioli

Also a fruit of Italian design from the 1960s, admittedly less committed but just as iconic, the Nesso lamp by Giancarlo Mattioli has a voluptuous lampshade that would have been designed after the navel of a woman. The lamp-star of the plastic years is therefore baptized Nesso, meaning cord or link in Italian, shedding light on the sacred vocation of the female body.

 

Dreamlike and fantasized curves

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Le Palais Bulles, Antti Lovag, 1975

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Rio lounge chair, Oscar Niemeyer, 1978.

In architecture, the curves unfold in an XXL version to offer sensual habitats. Astonishing caves wanting to be as warm as the original body: one thinks, of course, of the Palais Bulles, the dreamlike villa of 1,200 m2, which could shelter the adventures of a southern Barbamama, was acquired by Pierre Cardin. The famous couturier will say about it that "it's a woman's body". We can also mention the immense Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, nicknamed genius of the curve, and his organic architectures which tell of the curved forms of the female bodies he admired as a child on the beaches of Copacabana. A “miniature” version of these sensual dreams, the Rio lounge chair designed in 1978 by the architect in collaboration with his daughter explores the elegant delicacy of fantasized bodies to fit harmoniously into the creator’s unique homes.

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