Le féminin consacré - Élhée

The consecrated feminine

An ode to femininity, the design of BibRond has a direct link with emblematic and curvy creations in the worlds of architecture, decoration and the art of living. Esthete, the container claims its belonging 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 known as a 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 ranting in its time. It was rumored at the time that the bisque porcelain piece had been made from a cast of the sovereign's breast. One more argument to denounce its frivolity. The legend, now proven as such, nevertheless contributes to the magic of this iconic piece which tells of the powers of a naturally nourishing body.


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

A few centuries later, in 1969, Gaetano Pesce seized female curves for a denunciation of another kind. The designer pays 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 abandon themselves as a child would do, snuggled up against its mother; the ottoman on his foot irremediably condemns the condition of women and the sexism hindering the freedom of his contemporaries.

Opulent curves of Italian design


Big Mamma, 1969, Gaetano Pesce


Nesso lamp 1967, Giancarlo Mattioli

A fruit, too, of Italian design from the sixties, certainly less committed, but just as iconic, the Nesso lamp signed Giancarlo Mattioli has, for its part, a voluptuous lampshade which would have been designed after the navel of a female. The star lamp of the plastic years was therefore named Nesso, meaning cord or link in Italian, shedding light on the sacred vocation of the female body.

Dreamlike and fantasized curves


The Bubble Palace, Antti Lovag, 1975


Rio lounge chair, Oscar Niemeyer, 1978.

In architecture, curves are deployed in XXL versions to offer sensual habitats. Surprising dens intended to be as warm as the original body: we think, of course, of the Palais Bulles, the dreamlike villa of 1,200 m2, which could house the adventures of a southern Barbamama, was acquired by Pierre Cardin. The famous couturier will say about it that “it is the body of a woman”. We will also mention the immense Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, nicknamed genius of the curve, and his organic architectures which depict the curved shapes of the female bodies that he admired, as a child, on the beaches of Copacabana. A “miniature” version of these sensual dreams, the Rio chaise longue designed in 1978 by the architect in collaboration with his daughter explores the elegant delicacy of fantasized bodies to fit harmoniously into the designer's unique homes.

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