Rudy Ricciotti’s project for the « Maison Philippe Gravier » in 2008 at Saint-Cyr-en-Arthies has made us realize that beyond the project itself, we are faced by a generation of extraordinary Architects – Artists.
Since then, the Galerie Philippe Gravier has worked on developing two projects : « Small Nomad Houses » that link Architecture and Art, as well as « Elements of Architecture » that link Architecture and Sculpture.
- « Small Nomad Houses, » like their name suggests, are small, easily assembled, and sustainable, pavilions designed by international artists and major architects including laureates of the Pritzker Prize and the Grand Prix National d’Architecture. Whether architectural « Jewels » or « Follies », each of these small houses embodies its architect’s signature style, their underlying spirit of innovation. Designed as « hotel suites », 35 square meters or 400 square feet, they are produced in limited editions; they are collectible and numbered our of the 8 copies and 4 artist’s proofs, all signed and approved by the architect or artist. Integrating the art market into creative processes without having to face any urban restrictions, each architect and artist is offered an unprecedented level of creative freedom
« Elements of Architecture » are produced more as sculptures than as objects of design; this project is not about creating furniture pieces, but rather about starting a dialogue about architectural language and excellence. They are produced in limited editions of 5 and can be ordered at the gallery.
All of our works are made in France by artisans and leading specialists who represent French tradition and excellence.
The Galerie Philippe Gravier strives towards an ideal inscribed in both artistic and environmental landscapes. The dream of involving an entire generation of architects in these innovative concepts has, hence, become for us a real artistic mission.