Aigle captures the shape of an eagle, portraying the giant bird’s wings, powerful hooked beak and talons. Naturally, stylization enables shapes characteristic of Cardin’s creations to be recalled. However, this time the profile is free of these shapes, lending it a plasticity that abstractly creates a sense of flight.
Many parts of the piece are sculpted directly from wood – these concave and curved parts cannot be produced even with modelling, a technique that is used for many other pieces in the collection. The rear of the piece has several drawers for use in a study. It also has a retractable shelf in the centre to hold a computer keyboard. Sockets suitable for a desktop computer, lamp, tablet charger or phone charger are concealed behind the eagle’s head.
Lacquered wood - Plexiglass
L 190 x W 95 x H 80 cm
RGB LED lights with remote control to change the colour.
Limited numbered edition: 8 unique pieces + 4 artist’s proofs.