Born in 1976 in Paris, Laurence Bonnel discovered the art of sculpture in 1998, through her Art History and Literature courses that revolved around the figure of the artist. The human figure plays an essential role in the works of Laurence Bonnel. She creates in particular, architectural silhouettes, almost primitive, which emanate a grand presence.
Daum unveils Tendresse, a new work of art with Laurence Bonnel. This refined, slender and stylized sculpture takes up the theme of the human figure and particular that of the couple, which is central in her work.
“I have always been fascinated by the know-how. I opened a gallery in which I expose art furniture and works with a common characteristic: the excellence of realization. The discovery of the Daum workshops was part of my passion toward the arts and crafts. This particular relationship with the biggest artists of its time for more than a century, has been a part of Daum well before many other luxury brands, creating a very strong link with Art.
For me, crystal remains a magical and mysterious material. During the visit to the Daum workshops, I realized that the work is quite similar to that of the bronze foundry, even though the material is quite the opposite: fragile and unpredictable. Each sculpture, however reproducible, takes life differently, and becomes unique. Thanks to the know-how of Daum, the crystal gives a new meaning, a particular emotion, to my work.”