Jean Royère’s Liane lighting sculpture is one of his most recognizable works. Its sculptural shape appears to float in space evoking Alexander Calder’s kinetic objects. Alongside the Ours Polaire sofa, it forms the core of Royère aesthetic. Striking yet delicate, the Liane light is a testament to the artist’s total reinterpretation of what lighting can be.
Most Liane sculptures were executed in steel with black patina, however in 1962 when Mr. Jean- Claude L. walked in the Royère boutique to purchase this piece, he made a special request for it to be gilded. Thus, came about the first gold version of the Liane Light Sculpture. A few years later Jean Royère created a second one, sadly it has been lost, making our piece the only gilded Liane piece remaining today.
Mr. Jean-Claude L., La Celle Saint-Cloud, France. Acquired directly from the artist’s boutique on 182, rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré.
Museum collections: A variation in black steel conserved at Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris.
Variation in gold appears in: Mobilier et Décoration December 1963 n° 9 p 12. Jean Royère décorateur à Paris Musée des arts décoratifs, Norma, October 1999 p. 167. Variation in black appears in: Artist’s archives, Musée des arts décoratifs, Paris. Galerie Lefebvre artists archives.