Hubert Le Gall plays with animals and Pinocchio

Hubert Le Gall with one of his new mirrors at Galerie Pierre Alain Challier

Designer and set director Hubert Le Gall has been exhibiting with Pierre Alain Challier since 2002 at Artcurial. His new show at the gallery on rue Debelleyme is devoted to “Eternal Spring” and golden branches grow out of red velvet armchairs, wooden cabinets show nature through their shelves and rabbits become cozy seats. It’s all very whimsical.

This large velvet “Pot de fleurs” can be moved around as a two seater or an intimate sofa.

Born in Lyon, Hubert Le Gall has always divided his extraordinary energy between painting, sculptures and set designs. He became famous for his stage designs for museums  and in parallel, his work with bronze and furniture has steadily developed. His style is sometimes reminiscent of Claude Lalanne‘s and his lovely candleholders in the form of a mouse or of an apple,  certainly show a great sense of humor.

The Geode, a lamp in nickel and bronze lights up magically

It is a poetic world that he lets us in at the gallery,  with new cufflinks designed in the shape of a flower, and funny chairs who seem to be smiling to each other. A metal chair with a woolen cushion reminded me of a lamb but is really a dog, and of course my favorite is the green armchair with very large rabbit’s ears. It si so cozy you don’t want to leave it.

Rabbit armchair

Prices range from 300€ for a small mouse to over 10 000€ for an armchair.

Galerie Pierre Alain Challier, 8 rue Debelleyme, until June 30.

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