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  • Panneaux sculptés
  • Novembre 2018

Marotte

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EMPREINTE


With Empreinte, Patrick Jouin does a reinterpretation of the ornament for Marotte. The ornament's theme is back in the spotlight thanks to the emergence of new machining techniques. Patrick Jouin reinvents Marotte's sculpted panels and explores all the possibilities the machine has to offer. His work goes well beyond focusing on matter and the ways of giving it shape. Indeed, Patrick Jouin is hard at work modeling light as a material in its own right.


The aesthetic effect of the sculpted panels of the Empreinte collection depends on the trajectory, the angle, and the speed of rotation of the machining tools used, which are specially designed for each model. The material is hence meticulously sculpted; the tool leaves a trace, an imprint made of solids and hollows and shadows and lights that transform the bare panel and create a pattern and a design on the material. The pattern then becomes dynamic; its appearance depends on lighting, the movements of people in space, and the shadows resulting from those movements, causing it to change and become vibrant and alive.


Offering the possibility of creating unique walls with varied characters, the Empreinte collection features 16 designs divided among 6 major groups and available in 8 colors.

Details

Support : MDF 18mm manufactured
Dimensions : 2500 x 1220 mm
Finishes :
- Polyuréthane Varnish 3 coat
- Lacquer 2 coat

Company : Marotte, from Ober Surfaces  group

Patrick Jouin iD team : Charles Seuleusian

Photos (c) Patrick Jouin iD

Empreinte :


PLISSE
A play on vertical and linear lines, "Plissé" is a radical and minimalist approach to light and shadow modeling. By working the material in a ribbed, slanted, or layered pattern, the machine leaves an imprint that suggests a certain gentleness in the its operation. Using the layered pattern makes it possible not to cover the entire surface to leave room for "non ornament", simplicity, and blank space.

RENCONTRE
"Rencontre" features intersecting horizontal and vertical lines. Imprints made in the material by two tools of different shapes reveal a unique pattern at each intersection and meeting point.

BAS RELIEF
With its curved and contoured shapes, "Bas-relief" suggests the gentleness of the tool and machine: a paradox, yet the design is evocative of sculpture, handiwork, and artisans, thereby creating a link to the history of the ornament and decorative arts.

SILLAGE
"Sillage" evokes the use of one or several tools sweeping over an entire page in a random pattern, without apparent rules. It illustrates the idea of a paintbrush moving over a blank sheet, leaving behind traces and imprints that intersect to create a complex graphic composition. In an architectural arrangement, the panels can be joined together without regard for orientation as there is no up, down, left or right side. The arrangement then takes the shape of a vast abstract painting.

TUILE
A nod to clapboards and shingles, those narrow timber boards seen in French mountain constructions or in New England, the panel looks like as though it were made of a multitude of pieces. This illusion is achieved by stripping some material. Some of the shingles disappear in a random pattern to create a rhythm and vibration of lights and shadows.

TRAIT ANGLAIS
Directly inspired by the drawing technique of the same name, the "Trait Anglais" (literally, "English Stroke", refers the technique called scraperboard in the UK or scratchboard in the US) family is build around upstrokes and downstrokes, thickness and depth to create volumes, shadows and optical illusions. The various patterns are organized around a vertical stroke or a linear imprint, which, despite its apparent simplicity, allows the possibility of creating complex shapes that reinterpret patterns derived from the history of art, but also more graphic, contemporary or even abstract figures.