Bornéo by emilio robba
The Borneo collection is the fruit of the collaboration between the Maison Daum and Emilio Robba. Inspired by the richness of the tropical forest of Borneo, one of the largest islands in the world, Emilio Robba creates a collection with extraordinary plants, almost imaginary, and welcomes us to its universe.
Emilio Robba, crowned as the “Sculptor of Flowers” by the press, is one of the world’s most recognized names in permanent botanicals and landscaping environments. Born into a family of Italian artists, he quickly became captivated by the artistic world. His artistic roots led him to begin with painting, and he later studied colour and form at the prestigious Beaux-Arts School. He was drawn instinctively toward the floral art universe, where he constantly pushed through boundaries. Having sensitivity to fashion and design trends, he has created unique floral collections with exceptional quality and style. Since 1878, Daum has fulfilled the dreams of artists with colours, while constantly paying tribute to nature. This strong floral connection has been evident to lead to the collaboration of the prestigious crystal glassworks and Emilio Robba.
monstera by emilio robba
Since 1878, Daum has made the dreams of artists come true with colors, and all along it has always pay tribute to the nature. Daum collaborates with Emilio Robba to sublimate the “pâte de cristal” with a common fascination for nature.Daum collaborates with Emilio Robba to sublimate the “p.te de cristal” with a common fascination for nature. This great "sculptor of flowers" thinks his floral creations like an architect, so as to reveal the beauty of nature: a pure and magical universe. This to great talents have come up with the Monstera collection: a world of imagination, a world of endless inspiration better than nature itself.
FLOWERS OF ORCHID
The Maison Daum invites us to step into its universe of nature with the Flowers of Orchid collection. Symbolizing delicate beauty and purity, the orchids dance along the crystal pieces. The magic of the crystal, the power of light, along with the Maison’s exceptional craftsmanship give life to these magnificent pieces, and reveal the true essence of Daum.
Kabuki by Marie-paule deville-chabrolle
The Maison Daum and Marie-Paule Deville Chabrolle join forces once again to recreate the Kabuki in a smaller-sized powdered-pink version. The Japanese culture has always been a source of inspiration for the artist, which can be evidently seen in this beautiful piece. The Kabuki touches us with its softness, delicateness and elegance and this crystal in powdered pink sublimates the finesse of the shape and unveils magnificent details of the folds of her Kimono.
Marie-Paule Deville Chabrolle, a French painter and sculptor, studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Pau and spent two years in the Phnom-Penh Fine Arts faculty in Cambodia. The artist’s approach is a highly personal adventure. Every encounter, every country she has travelled through, every image glimpsed, and every emotion experienced contributes to her creation. Her works are a passionate tribute to grace and femininity. She draws, sculpts and transforms women in bronze, producing curved figures of expressive gentleness that emanate a sense of contemplation and inner strength. Her works are exhibited in the Galeries Bartoux in Paris, Megève, Cannes, London, New York and Singapore. Since 2005, Marie-Paule Deville Chabrolle has been collaborating with Daum, creating enchanting and gentle sculptures of great beauty. For the January 2017 collection, the artist has created a powdered pink Kabuki sculpture to enhance the Maison’s collection of feminine sculptures.
paloma by pedro ramirez vazquez
Daum introduces the “Paloma”, a piece of work by Pedro Ramirez Vazquez. According to the Roman legend, Mars, the God of War, was preparing for battle when he caught sight of a white dove nestling in his helmet and covering its eggs. Touched by the beauty and sweetness of the bird, the God felt pity for her. The war did not happen, and thus, the dove became a symbol of peace.
Born in 1919 in Mexico City, Pedro Ramirez Vasquez became captivated by the universe of architecture when he visited the Acropolis in Greece as a teenager. He studied architecture at the national school of art in Mexico, and graduated in 1943. One of Pedro Ramirez Vazquez’s first projects was a design for a pre-fabricated school, which resulted in 35,000 schools being built in rural areas, and was awarded the Grand Prix at the Milan Triennial in Italy in 1960. Pedro Ramirez Vasquez was known as one of the most important Mexican architects of the 20th century, and was an architect who changed the face of Mexico City. Over his lifetime, he designed remarkable original designs that “blended a European modernist sensibility with pre-Columbia aesthetics” (quoted by the Los Angeles Times). His outstanding works include the Basilica of Guadalupe, one of Mexico’s holiest shrines, the National Museum of Anthropology, and the Azteca Stadium to name a few. Ramirez Vasquez also acted as the chairman of the Mexican Olympic Organizing Committee, and through the Summer Games of 1968 held in Mexico, he showed the world, the modernization of Mexico.
The Maison Daum presents the Thoroughbred Arab in a blue grey version. The colour of this originated from the Greek mythology. According to the myths, Poseidon, the God of the sea, aimed to create the most beautiful animal that the world had ever seen. Thus, the horse was born. Created with the trident of Poseidon, this animal was men’s first view of the horse when it arose from the sea. The Thoroughbred Arab is from the Middle East and is one of the most ancient breeds (it is estimated to be about 4500 years old, as traces of its existence were found in Mesopotamia). This horse is used to living in a harsh arid climate and is very tough and resistant due to its way of life. Docile, fast and brave, Daum’s master glassmakers have conveyed the main characteristics of this horse to its expressive head and its raised tail. Its royal appearance is glorified by this piece of crystal work in a splendid blue and grey coat.