Marine de Diesbach works with antique drop-forged bases (brass pieces pressed into a mould). Once cut, she brings them together, reforms them into necklaces, rings and bracelets, before coating them with a layer of coloured enamel.
Mounted asymmetrically, her creations hark back to the sophistication of the 1920s, with an added touch of poetic modernity.
For the Musée d'Orsay, Marine de Diesbach presents the Prunelle line, inspired by Art Nouveau, based on the aesthetic of curved lines and shapes found in nature, and the Auroreline, inspired by Art Deco, with simple and dynamic geometric shapes.
Height: 10.8 cm
Width: 2 cm
Weight: 14.8 g
Material: Brass, Resin
Museum: Rueil-Malmaison - Musée des châteaux de Malmaison et de Bois-Préau - Musée des châteaux de Malmaison et de Bois-Préau
Artist: Firmin Massot (1766-1849)
Period: Art Nouveau inspiration