publication February 2019
language English, French
designer Amélie Boutry, Martin Szekely
size 235 x 335mm
pages 72 p.
Co-published with MSZ (Martin Szekely).
B42 collaborates with Martin Szekely for this book collection dedicated to his work. Each volume will present a piece, a collection or an exhibition in order to show various aspects of Martin Szekely’s projects, with an important place given to the image. The French designer Martin Szekely was born in 1956 and trained in the École Boulle and Estienne in Paris. He gets noticed with his furniture collection entitled “Pi” (1982-1985). His long chair Pi became an emblematic piece of this collection. Since, small editions exposed in galleries and productions for industrials and public orders are two aspects of his work. His productions have been exposed several times and joined many collections in France, in Europe and in the United-States.
The fifth volume, Villa Greystones, presents an architect’s stone, glass and concrete house, between sky and ocean, a unique lookout post onto the vastness through a series of photographs by Fabrice Gousset. In range, the garden-islands of St. Malo. Michel Roux-Spitz built it in 1938 for himself. After a few ups and downs, and 75 years later, it is finding its initial form thanks to the involvement of its new owner, a great collector of contemporary art.