Presentation of Jean-Pierre Barbance
Interior designer, graduated from Camondo, who starts with Jean-Michel Willmotte, Philippe Starck and The agency CANAL of the Rubin brothers, Jean-Pierre Barbance then associates with Jean FOUIN, one of the two architects of his debut founding the agency TEMENOS. After long project, it’s in South France, Nice, that Jean-Pierre moved with three friends and opens a boutique apartment: it’s time for new experiences away from the pure and hard design « à la Parisienne ». Today Jean-Pierre Barbance has a gallery in Paris Bastille. This desire for purity and graphics, that sense of line, explains the interest of film and advertising for his creations, often rented for filming. His creations are distributed in France and abroad.
Temperate modernism, soft natural materials and enveloping colors are the secrets of the atmospheres created by Jean-Pierre BARBANCE, Interior Designer.
Camille Delcour: How did you artistically meet with Isabelle Girollet?
Jean-Pierre Barbance: On the advice of a painter friend who exhibited with us (We expose artists for periods of two months, since several years. Usually exposing abstract painters.) Isabelle came to offer us his work.
In parallel, having loved her husband and she, our creations, we worked on a low piece of furniture for their atypical country house.
CD: Why did you choose to have this event with Isabelle Girollet?
JPB: We Patrick Thiesson and myself loved her world of pure forms and flat tints, this purity that seems making the echoes of my drawings. It is an artistic love at first sight.
Furthermore, it seemed that this photographic world, would match better with the world of design unlike painters that we expose usual. This September’s event targets prescriber: architects, interior designers … more apt, in my opinion, to appreciate the work of Isabelle that the particular customer.
CD: From September 5to 12 to participate to the Paris Design Week, how do plan to amaze the visitors?
JPB: I’m not sure the goal is to amaze but to please.
I do not like creation that has as only purpose to amaze. It is generally (But not always…) the door open to anything, to the media product already tired before it began. I believe in a certain timeless purity even if it may seem a bit presumptuous … I do not think that Isabelle’s art purpose is surprising or we wouldn’t get along that well.
Thank you Mr. Barbance for giving a bit of your time.