Illustrated presentation … From the first bent & welded steel bars to the first TV set decors, passing under the arches of the Viaduc des Arts, with a detour through Africa, and new outdoor adventures in gardens. An overview of 25 years of creation, exhibitions and international fairs, artistic and humanitarian challenges.

© Cyrille Varet 2000-2017 – www.adagp.fr

Années américaines

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A symbolic seat in the colors of the American flag accompanied Véronique Sanson on stage for her tour “Les années américaines” at Olympia in Paris. This seat, designed by Cyrille Varet, was inspired by one of his creations made 20 … Read More

Gyoza bar Marais

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in 2014, Cyrille Varet’s metal furniture decorated the second Gyoza Bar, opened by Sato Shinichi and Guillaume Guedj rue de Saintonge in Upper Marais in Paris. Bar seats and stools in leather and metal, combine with a massive wooden bar in … Read More

Chandeliers – Café Leffe

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Cafe Leffe –  Levallois Perret, Paris area Triple suspensions made ​​for the entrance to the brewery. Inspired from Cairo chandelier structures (see link). 45, 60 and 80 cm steel cubes are covered with translucent plexiglas and hung at different heights.

HARARE –  Theater of the Alliance Française

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Realization of 90 seats for the theater, made ​​locally in collaboration with a metal artisan . The seats were hand embroidered by women from Swaziland, with designs inspired from the logo of the Alliance.

Furniture decoration of the Gyoza bar, Paris

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In 2012, Cyrille Varet creates furniture for the Goyza bar, opened in the Passage du Panorama in Paris by Sato and Guillaume Guedj Shinichi. 12 bar seats, around a large bar in a narrow room covered with slate bricks. A … Read More

Chalet des îles

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Le chalet des Îles reopened in 2012 in the “bois de Vincennes” Parisian largest park. New owners of the place Jean-Baptiste Aubertin & Jean-Michel Calvert, asked Cyrille Varet to design lightings for this place, associating his humanitarian initiative Ithemba, and the … Read More

Swazis – Embroidered chairs

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Between 2002 and 2013, Cyrille Varet multiplied links between his work as designer and his humanitarian commitment in Africa. The Swatis collection combined the embroideries made by Swazi women from the Fundzisa Live support group to the designer’s Totem seats.

Square of Hope

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In 2007, Cyrille Varet designed 3 psyche-mirror for the NGO Designing Hope. Each mirror was covered on one side with a unique square embroidered by african women supported by the NGO, and reproducing original drawings given to the NGO by … Read More

KaDeWe

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Cyrille Varet introduced his furniture in Berlin at KaDeWe, Europe largest department store, in a “Baroque style” christmas display. FEAST SCENARIO “Baroque Decadent” was the theme chosen by KaDeWe for Christmas 2007. Cyrille Varet’s furniture did fit really well to … Read More

Loopkin armchair in Immortel

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IMMORTEL –  Loopkin armchair in Immortel In 2004, Loopkin armchair, made by Cyrille Varet from a drawing From Froid Equateur, is used in the decorations of the film immortel from Enki Bilal.

Thierry Mugler Corner

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Realization of furniture for Thierry Mugler’s fragrance corner at La Samaritaine. Customized creations. CUSTOM-MADE CREATION Thierry Mugler requirements for this booth at Samaritaine Departement store was very special regarding the furniture: It was supposed to evoque a car seat from … Read More

Launch of Ithemba

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In 2002, Cyrille Varet launch Ithemba, promoting an ethical approach to design. It has been developing many activities for groups of women living with HIV and AIDS in southern Africa. The Ithemba lightbulb, handmade by the women of the association … Read More

Love Chair

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Love Chair –  Gay Pride Armchair for Radio FG’s DJ at Paris’ Gay Pride

Monoglytes –  Exhibition

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Totems in oxidized Steel – Base 45×45 cm, height 180cm – 2001

Bennelong Restaurant, Paris

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Cyrille Varet designed one of a kind furniture, mirrors, lighting for Bennelong Restaurant, a cosy little gastronomique restaurant in Paris offering an original cuisine with Asian, Australian and French influences. It was opened by Jean Paul Bruneteau in 2000.     … Read More

Exhibition “Japon”

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Japan, an exhibition with Maki Hirakawa and Midori Sakurai. Cyrille Varet collaborated with Japanese designer Maki Hirakawa on objects combining Japanese traditional weaving and metal structures: – A Kaku screen, gathering handcrafted weaving squares, Kudamonos (citrus fruits in Japanese), – … Read More

Vinea Café Bercy – Lightings

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Cyrille Varet designed dual structures bringing light at two levels on top and behind the counter for this restaurant located in the old cellars of Bercy.  

Different

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DIFFERENT – Exhibition  In 1999, the Totem collection is unveiled at the exhibition Different, bringing a true evolution of style. the Totem collection brings a true evolution of style. A new line of objects with functional design and clean lines complements … Read More

Japan –  Baby Monsters

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In year 1998, the miniature chairs dubbed “baby-monsters” stirred up a storm in Japan after a Fuji TV emission where japanese actor Jinay was shown shopping at Cyrille Varet’s atelier in Paris.

BERLIN –  Exhibition at Galeries Lafayette

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In 1998, collections initiated during the “parade of chairs” in 1996 and 1997 will be exhibited in Berlin at Galeries Lafayette. This exhibition, organized by Gilles Bretin, brought together 80 pieces, displayed on three floors of the department store designed by … Read More

Viaduc Café

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Le Viaduc Cafe –  Paris 12eme  Cyrille Varet has made for this restaurant of the Viaduc des Arts a chandelier with impressive proportions. With a wingspan of 2.40m, the chandelier is suspended from a large bent metal bar of 4 meters … Read More

SOLI TUTTI – Concert

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In 1997, The furniture is used for the decoration of a concert of the vocal ensemble Soli Tutti.

Loopkin, Armchair inspired from Froid Equateur

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For the exhibition “Gesture of Art” under the Viaduc des Arts, where each craftsman had to work with an outside artist to perform a common work, Cyrille Varet collaborated with Enki Bilal.This exhibition featured lithographs of the artist as well … Read More

Chair parade

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6 collections revealed through an original show In 1996, Cyrille Varet imagine, with the support of two students of Olivier de Serre a scenario over a year for a parade show that will reveal six collections, 6 themes, 6 complementary … Read More

Ici et Là

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BARCELONE –  Exhibition at Gallery Ici et Là between 1996 and 2000, gallery Ici et Là exhibits Cyrille Varet’s furniture

coming to meet

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Laurence Leblanc –  Exhibition around the Zen collection 1996 Exhibition “Coming to Meet” combining an exhibition of photographs of Peter Gabriel, in a setting of zen furniture.

Talk show set decor

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1995 – Furniture for the set decor of the talk show “J’y Crois, J’y crois pas” presented by Tina Kieffer

Autour du Miroir

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Autour du Miroir –  Exhibition with Antoine Giacomoni

SAMARITAINE –  Chrsitmas shop window decoration

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1994 – The Samaritan gives carte blanche to Cyrille Varet to create 24 chairs on the African Christmas theme. The designer was inspired by traditional African masks and sculptures to imagine 8 different models.

ENTREE LIBRE –  Gallery exhibition, Soho

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1994 – Second gallery exhibition, “Entrée Libre”, gallery specializing in unique pieces furniture , presents the “baby monsters” miniature seats, and other pieces from Cyrille Varet

VERONIQUE SANSON –  Piano seat

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1994 – Véronique Sanson’s piano seat for her concert at the Olympia, Paris

Viaduc des Arts

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Cyrille Varet was the first artisan to open his studio under the Viaduc des Arts on Avenue Daumesnil  in 1994.

NEW YORK – 2nd Exhibition at ICFF

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In 1994, second exhibition on the ICFF design fair in NY.

VERONIQUE SANSON –  Armchair for the Olympia

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1993 – Véronique Sanson’s armchair on stage for her concert at the Olympia, Paris Photo: Laurence Leblanc

Queen –  Thron

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Throne made ​​for Parisian club “The Queen” on the Champs Elysees

Planete –  Iconic Sofa

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“Planet Sofa” and “La Femme Chaise”. Both iconic seats – sculptures will be published in many news pages from various magazines in 1992 and 1993.

NEW YORK – Exhibition at ICFF

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In 1993, Cyrille Varet was asked to arrange the welcome desk of the French delegation at ICFF design fair in NY. It will be a great showcase, resulting in two gallery exhibitions in Soho.

Frou Frou

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Dressing table in front of which are filmed guests of the TV show FrouFrou (Above Etienne Daho).

Nina Ricci

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NINA RICCI –  Christmas shop window decoration 1992 – Production of screens in steel covered with gold leaf and garnished with colorful Japanese paper, and steles with the drawing of doves from the famous fashion house, also covered with gold leaf.

Matin Bonheur

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In 1992, French singer Véronique Sanson invited Cyrille Varet as “coup de coeur” on the set of the morning talk show “Matin Bonheur” to present his first furniture.

L’Art Modeste

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L’art Modeste –  Exhibition in L’Art Modeste – Paris 1992 – First gallery exhibition at Gallery Art Modeste, opened in Paris by the Dirosa Brothers, welcomes 15 pieces of furniture including “Planet Sofa” and “La FEmme Chaise”. Both iconic seats – … Read More