Cécile Vignau

écrin,

small bag
in plywood
2014

écrin was designed for the Louvre boutique to celebrate a new gallery in the museum dedicated to the 18th French century. With an unsual and refined coating that looks like lace, this object reminds us of this elegant French period. The wood, first painted over the entire surface, is then engraved by a laser machine: a flower pattern appears from the painting and the wood. Between the initial inspiration and the process, écrin connects the 18thcentury and today.