Valentine Schlegel, Fireplace model, vue 01
Valentine Schlegel, Fireplace model, vue 01
Valentine Schlegel, Fireplace model, vue 01
Valentine Schlegel, Fireplace model, vue 01

Valentine Schlegel, Fireplace model

Valentine Schlegel (1925-2021)

Fireplace model
1973

This fireplace and wall model is made of white-painted plaster. It is dated on the edge "AVRIL 1973" (APRIL 1973).
It was created in April 1973 as part of the decoration project of the living room of a house in Sète, France. Valentine Schlegel creates such projets from 1959 - until 2002 - just as she cannot find any right place to exhibit the vase she just offered to some friends: she then decides to design a plaster casing for the fireplace in the living room, saving a shelf that perfectly highlights the vase. All the following projects are similar: they show delicate curved lines which draw and organize the different elements of the installation (hearth, bench, shelf, tray, sundries tray and niche); the eye softly follows these lines to circulate from element to the other.

Height 30,5 cm (12 in)
Width 32,5 cm (12 3/4 in)

Provenance:
- Collection Valentine Schlegel & Yvonne Brunhammer.

Literature:
- "Valentine Schlegel : Je dors, je travaille", Hélène Bertin, octobre 2017, France, n° 165 for the model realized in situ, 166/167, 200, 215/216 for comparable models

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