The fascinating and magical “Radiant Room” by Mathias Kiss for Boucheron
Conceived by artist Mathias Kiss for Boucheron, “Radiant Room” is a sublime installation currently hosting the jeweller’s new Quatre Radiant ring, on the Place Vendôme.
Ever passionate about the power of light and its effects on precious gemstones and exceptional materials, the house of Boucheron is always looking for ways to sublimate its creations and bring out their lustre.
Well known for his dazzlingly iconoclastic installations, his exceptional work in gold and mirrors and his incomparable savoir-faire, the designer Mathias Kiss has been invited this year by the Parisian jewellery house to create a new showcase for the Quatre Radiant ring.
Playing with reflections and light, mirrors and the impression of depth, the “Radiant Room” by Mathias Kiss for Boucheron is a unique sensory experience: the room is covered entirely with tarnished mirrors and pavés (like those of the Place Vendôme) delicately covered with silver leaf, and within it sits the Quatre Radiant ring. Available in rose gold, more sculptural than ever, it reflects light in a simply stunning manner.
Numéro caught up with the Parisian designer.
How did you get together with Boucheron?
Mathias Kiss: Boucheron contacted me after they’d seen one of my first works, Miroirs Froissés. But rather than reusing one of my existing creations, I suggested making them a real installation in coherence with the house, the Quatre Radiant ring and the location, the Place Vendôme.
How did you conceive the Radiant Room?
I wanted to highlight the very Parisian image of Boucheron: the elegance, the enchanting magic of the house. I wanted to create a poetic ambiance and above all tell a story about the house around this ring. It’s a contemporary interpretation of a work which could have been commissioned by Louis XIV. So I imagined the Radiant Room by drawing inspiration from Parisian skies, grey and romantic: four mirrors for the walls and a mirrored ceiling where clouds of silver leaf are suspended, reflecting infinitely.
Visit the “Radiant Room”
from December 1st to January 2nd
at 26, place Vendôme, Paris I
By Léa Zetlaoui