Hubert Le Gall, Pinocchio Console, 2012, lacquered metal and gilded bronze, console 85cm x 172cm x 40cm (edition of 8) "The Pinocchio console is emblematic of Hubert Le Gall’s work in the way it so powerfully suggests the symbolism of rupture in both the literal and figurative meaning of the word. The story of Pinocchio explores the question of the desire to create and the intimate relationship between the creator and his “object”. The works no longer belongs to him because it has gained its autonomy, which necessarily implies a break. Pinocchio cuts off his nose to escape from the piece of furniture, with a malicious look, hiding the tool of his crime behind his back." – Patrick Mazel, Founder of Mazel Galerie.
Hubert Le Gall, Orchids 18 Flowers, 2017, patinated bronze and white resin, side-table 50cm x 80cm x 80cm (edition of 8 - exclusive to Singapore) "I am often asked if I like flowers. I always want to answer no because it’s the ones by Andy Warhol which inspire me. His painting of daisies has fallen horizontal." – Hubert Le Gall
Hubert Le Gall, Commode Ferriere, 2014, lacquered wood and nickeled bronze, dresser 140cm x 100cm x 60cm (edition of 8) "Flowers run all over four sides to better conceal the function. The bronze flowers are treated like a black and white silk screen. The chest of drawers is playing hide and seek." – Hubert Le Gall
Hubert Le Gall, Placide, the Rabbit Cailin, 2012, fake fur, wool and varnished wood, armchair 155cm x 80cm x 90cm (edition of 99) “I’m curious about all styles. Every single one of them inspires me with its forms, materials, and symbols. They point me towards connections. My furniture is saturated with allusions to them. I do not disown them; on the contrary, I play with them…” – Hubert Le Gall
Hubert Le Gall, Pot of Fleur, 1988, velvet and wood, armchair 77cm x 89cm “I tell stories transposed onto furniture to get away from models and discover new forms. Many artists find their inspiration in nature; I find mine in theirs, by ricochet.” – Hubert Le Gall
Hubert Le Gall, Good Dog, 2013, patinated bronze and varnished bronze, lamp 180cm x 60cm x 60cm (edition of 15) "Where my furniture pieces take on the appearances of animals, it is usually by borrowing only their attributes. [...] I play with references and symbols to better conceal them, so they can discreetly slip into the house. For example, the dog – it wants to your lamp, your table, your everything." – Hubert Le Gall