If you are a collectible design lover if you have probably have heard about this name at least once. Early on, Parisian art sculptor Philippe Hiquily was fascinated by the potential of metal. Known for biomorphic art furniture and sculptures, Philippe Hiquily was a French artist and top product designer. During his career, he was able to combine modernist design, insect physiognomy, and human sexuality, to create unique Surrealist artworks.
Born in Paris, he attended the École des Beaux-Arts in Orléans and later the École Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris. I Lobo You brings to you some of these most iconic works: take a look and get amazed by such powerful imagination!
In Paris, Philippe Hiquily socialized with prominent artists, including Jean Tinguely and Germaine Richier. In 1959, he received the Critic’s Prize for his sculpture at the Paris Biennial and his work has been shown widely around the world. That same year, he showed work at New York-based gallery The Contemporaries, where he met the American artist Robert Rauschenberg.
Philippe Hiquily expanded his artistic practice to generate quixotic, cubist-inspired furniture. Using strange, semi-Gothic tapering forms, animal hides, fossils, and metal, his modern furniture combines the imaginative and whimsical with a more serious sense of the antique.
His inappropriate endeavors seemingly deviating from the initial goal only appear to do so and actually push it forward in a single direction. His path reveals a unity captured by his work. Today, his works are held in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Montreal. The top product designer Philippe Hiquily died on his 88th birthday on March 27, 2013 in Villejuif, France.