Lighting and chandeliers have easy ostentation and effortlessly yield to the temptation of excess.
Conversely, when it comes to the act of the sin of pride, the chandelier knows how to be humble and without excess. It often expresses in this way the virtuosity and know-how of the artist-craftsman who designed it.
Add to this the collector’s taste and fascination with the almost childish fragility of the miniature, this precious and rare toy.
And let’s not forget that the chandelier has the primary function of lighting large and small and even tiny spaces.
This exhibition is for the Régis Mathieu gallery the opportunity to draw from all the registers of its activities relevant examples of this craze for small chandeliers during the history of lighting. Old pieces, replicas of iconic chandeliers, creations of styles, and contemporary creations.