Auction of designer's benches for the benefit of a charitable cause, in Paris on December 9


Fifty designers revisit the Nelson bench: the pieces of artwork will be sold by auction on next December 9, to the benefit of La Source, a social and educative general interest association that teaches art to children and youth in difficulty.


The concept of the selling is the same since 22 years: transformation of an object of everyday use into a unique piece. This year, the Nelson bench, created by George Nelson in 1946 has been chosen to be reinterpretated and diverted. Designers will donate  their creations and volunteers will help for the event.


The association La Source has been founded on the conviction that artistic creation can assist in combating exclusion in all its forms. The association operates throughout France: it helps 10.000 parents and children, 230 various artistic pursuits are offered and it employs 160 professional artists. In 2017, it has been awarded by the foundation La France s'engage and is supported by teh Emerige endowment fund and other committed patrons.


Founder of La Source, the artist Gérard Garouste explains: "Art is a necessity for the well-being of the child and, the way we operate is a citizen lever." Pieces of work will be on display from December 7 to 9, 2019 at the Hôtel de l'Industrie in Paris.

Photos : Nicolas Darrot de face-Conversation Bench ©Hugo Miserey - ©EdouardFrançois-Garden Bench - Claire Fanjul-Goliath©Hugo Miserey - Le Banc Marshall, Tsé & Tsé Associées détail 3©Hugo Miserey  - Elizabeth Garouste-Rendez-vous©Hugo Miserey

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Friday 29 November 2019, 05:51