GARNIER & LINKER

GARNIER & LINKER’S WORK STRADDLES THE INTERSECTION OF SEVERAL DISCIPLINES. GUILLAUME GARNIER AND FLORENT LINKER REFUSE TO BE CATEGORIZED, INSTEAD OPTING TO DRAW INSPIRATION FREELY FROM MULTIPLE MEDIA INCORPORATING DESIGN, CRAFTS AND SCULPTURE.

The duo’s quest for clean, simple forms is a showcase of carefully curated materials and savoir-faire. Together, the latter form the language of Garnier & Linker expressed through alabaster, plaster, stone and lost-wax cast glass. The design is in the details, as manifested by the GL hallmarks of material texture and depth.

The French duo’s approach is now embodied in two Paris-based locations, serving as natural extensions. First, the creative studio which is also the showroom for Garnier & Linker collections. And second, the workshop. They use the two spaces to continually exchange ideas, sketches, mock-ups, tests and fragments. Together, they are then handcrafted into models entrusted to French master craftsmen.

Inspired by their Camondo training, Garnier & Linker have rediscovered an urge to deepen their connection with French savoir-faire. The pair will embark on a tour de France visiting workshops in an endeavor to discover and reinterpret a plethora of techniques. That same impetus sparked their first lighting collection, which was swiftly supplemented by further models and a furniture set.

The two French creators exhibit in Europe, the United States and Asia. Their work is regularly used by architects and designers to complement their own projects.