Yonel Lebovici - Yonel Lebovici
Biography

After obtaining his aeronautic diploma, Lebovici follows drawing lessons at the Grande-Chaumière, and enters the Ecole nationale supérieure des arts appliqués, and in 1957, the Ecole des Arts et métiers, in Paris.
Lebovici occupies a unique position in French and international 1960’s and 1970’s creation. Between sculpture and design, his obssession for movement is revealed in his poetic and dynamical works, mixing aesthetic, science, spirit of discovery and  technique.
In 1962, he joins Serge Mansau’s (born in 1930) studio, where he learns the glass blown technique. Then in 1969 he opens his own sculpture atelier in Paris, rue d’Artois, and creates his Jeu furniture collection. From his work with light, emerges in 1969 the legendary Satellite lamp, composed of methacrylate discs with a steel luminous ball in its center. Then in 1972, the Pantographe, iconic nickel steel lamp, the fluorescent Colonne lumineuse, the pure lignes of the Chevalet-tube, the Mains Chaudes enclosing the metallic hull of a hotbed…
In 1973, he founds the MOB 6 group with five other creators : François Arnal, Michel Boyer, Pierre Folie, Jean-Pierre Mesmin, Bernard Berthet. Andrée Putman and Ben Swildens both joined the group the following year.
From the end of the 1970’s, Lebovici starts to create interior decoration in Paris and abroad, and creates furniture for Hermès and Lancel.
Until his death in 1998, he continues designing with inventivity objects, furniture and luminary.

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Exhibition Yonel Lebovici (1937-1998)
From september 5 to october 5 2014
Galerie Chastel-Maréchal, 5 rue Bonaparte, Paris 6ème

Opening on thursday september 4th from 18h

 

"Fiche Femelle" and "Fiche Mâle" lamps by Yonel Lebovici, 1978
Copyright : Mathieu Ferrier

 

Yonel Lebovici - Yonel Lebovici