François Azambourg

Etude Fleurs de Coton 04

Preparatory work, original, signed, framed.

Acrylic on paper

50 cm x 70 cm



In stock


During epic experimental sessions in collaboration with the Center International d’Art Verrier (CIAV) in Meisenthal, François Azambourg broke free from the classic production process, going so far as to burn a wooden mold that would give birth with the Douglas vase, now an iconic object.

These unique vases with walls bearing the imprints of their wooden matrix, sinuous veins, tormented knots, tiny crevices, interpret the unalterable legacy of time imprinted in the glass blown by the master glassmakers of Meisenthal. In the same vein, the Brindille vase forever fixes in the glass the delicate contours of elements drawn from nature (foliage, flax flowers, twigs and other fir thorns …).

An innovative way of reinventing the glass decor through a process that is certainly not very academic, but how edifying! Finally, the Untouchable, as its name suggests, questions the fragility of glass and the paradox between the beauty and the dangerousness of its shards.

Orchestrated by THE ART DESIGN LAB and Christie’s Paris, the EXPERIMENTATIONS exhibition will also highlight the drawings and other preparatory work related to the project.


François Azambourg explores the expressive potential of materials manufacturing and shaping processes, whether they are industrial, artisanal, innovative or traditional. He engages his practice in research situations and dedicates his work to the alliance of techniques and art, specific to applied arts, with a constant concern for economy of means.


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