Jewellery is in a world of its own, filled with mystery and elegance. An inaccessible curiosity, except if you're lucky enough to have the key. To come up with a complete range, a jeweller draws inspiration from the world she lives in.
Le jardin noir, a secret black garden, is open for a short time only. Its owner, an astute collector from the world of jewellery, is fascinated by the plant kingdom. Behind dark foliage, the most striking will be shown by manufactured devices. Handicraft at the service of plants: the exception of a “black collection” as precious as a jewel.
The garden assembles a most unusual universe spun from black and gold. No longer just a source of inspiration, plants have become the sole, all-consuming muse of a designer obsessed with black, in constant search for the rare flower, like a gemstone. Everything has been designed to offer up a dazzling black purity, dappled with blue, brown and red in the changing light and ranging from the velvety, to the prickly to the shimmering. The plants are unveiled subtly and delicately, with golden touches here and there.
After studying applied arts in communication at the ENSAAMA Olivier de Serre in Paris, Mathilde Gachet turned to the study of landscaping and graduated from Marseilles’ Higher School of Landscaping in 2012 as a State-registered (DLPG) landscape architect. She is currently employed at a Lyon landscaping firm specialising in private gardens. Mathilde is also a freelancer, her ambition being to work in a multidisciplinary team that includes architects urban planners and designers.
Julien Leroy graduated from the Lyon Higher School of Architecture as a State-registered architect in 2014 and lost no time setting about helping to raise awareness of architecture among the public at large through events and exhibitions. His involvement in student life led him to become President of the National Union of Architecture and Landscaping Students (UNEAP), through which he met many actors in architecture and landscaping’s professional and institutional worlds. He is currently developing his skills in the fields of communication and architecture with the aim of committing himself to cultural awareness-raising in the realms of architecture, towns, landscapes and design.