Galerie Yves Gastou
20 September - 22 October
12 rue Bonaparte 75006 Paris
+33 1 53 73 00 10

On the occasion of its 25th year of creation, and of the publication of an anniversary book recounting Yves Gastou’s discoveries and his journey as an “antique dealer of the future” , Paris’ Galerie Yves Gastou is exhibiting the last furniture series designed by Ettore Sottsass made in 1999 by the Florentine cabinet-maker and restorer, Andrea Fedeli. The Boscaro collection is a true last-will showpiece by the architect-designer, a summary of his studies at once visionary yet also inspired by history and ancestral statecrafts, from deep rootedness to universality, from the homeland to the whole world. It alone sums up Sottsass’ whole quest for the aesthetic, and in a broader sense the quest of the gallery owner who has established ab initio the Memphis bard as key artist of his gallery. Opened in 1985, in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Près, the gallery captures Sottsass’ soul forever with its vibrant façade of black and white terrazzo. At the request of the young gallery owner, the shining star who gave birth to this project, Sottsass made this façade, once having incurred the wrath of the architectural heritage conservationists and which still remains today Sottsass’ only architectural construction in France.