French Designer Hubert Le Gall Debuts Retrospective at Twenty First Gallery

There may be a familiar air in the work of French sculptor and furniture designer Hubert Le Gall. That could be because he cites such surrealists as Jean Cocteau and Salvador Dalí as inspi­rations. For instance, his debut U.S. retrospective exhibition, “Fabula,” at Twenty First Gallery in New York, includes an arm­chair embroidered and cut out with birdlike silhouettes, another in the shape of a sanseviera plant, and a sconce embellished with pastel glass bubbles, the whimsical pieces part of a limited edition.

Hubert Le Gall’s Bubbles Grand glass sconce. Photography by Bruno Simon.

The exhibit runs in tandem with the stateside release of Le Gall’s new, same-titled monograph. An objet itself, the hard­cover book comes in a slipcase and explores the friendship and collaboration between him and American collector Pamela Mullin, captured in over 150 color photographs of her 17th-century house in Normandy, France.

The velvet-upholstered Maxou chair by Hubert Le Gall. Photography by Bruno Simon.

The Sansévieria chair by Hubert Le Gall. Photography by Bruno Simon.

The Adam chair by Hubert Le Gall. Photography by Bruno Simon.

The bronze Passoda floor lamp by Hubert Le Gall. Photography by Bruno Simon.

The bronze Passoda floor lamp by Hubert Le Gall. Photography by Bruno Simon.

His new monograph Fabula, published by Flammarion and distributed by Rizzoli International Publications. Photography by Bruno Simon.
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