Hilton Mc Connico, born in Memphis Tennessee in 1943, is a multi-faceted artist, whose creative work gives birth to "story-telling" scenographies, objects with unusual designs, expressive graphics, impish words, architecture playing on optical effects and the magic of light… in brief sheer dream and fantasy.
Blessed with a sumptuous imagination and an unsurpassed mastery of colour, McConnico creates a world imbued with a magic and poetry found in all his work. Nature remains his main source of inspiration, providing incomparable lessons in style and creativity.
His narrative exhibition work has helped him to establish a reputation as one of the contemporary world’s most accomplished designers. He has designed major exhibitions for Hermès shown all over the world, and created the interior design for the museum in the company's flagship buildings in Tokyo and Seoul. He is also the artistic director of Galeries Lafayette Haussmann Department store windows, as well as the author of the graphism of the Crazy Horse new show’s poster.
McConnico began his career as a designer for the famed Paris fashion houses, Yves Saint Laurent and Ted Lapidus. He has lived and worked in Paris since 1965.
Before entering the field of design, McConnico created the sets for about 20 films, including "Diva" by Jean-Jacques Beineix and "Vivement Dimanche" by François Truffaut. In 1983, he received a César (the French equivalent of an Academy Award) for best set design for the film "La Lune dans le Caniveau", by Jean-Jacques Beineix. He then moved to the other side of the camera to produce some 30 commercials and videoclips.
Since 1988, McConnico has been designing objects, combining fantasy and dream, high skill manufacturing and industrial savoir-faire.
McConnico regularly exhibits his artwork, including paintings, photography and drawings, at the Galerie Daniel Besseiche in Paris, as well as abroad. His new, limited edition collection of contemporary art furniture, numbered and stamped, is offered exclusively by the Galerie Maad in Paris.
Hilton McConnico combines a wide range of talents: scenographer, designer, decorator, graphist, painter, photographer, filmmaker ... and poet. His humorous scenographies filled with fantasy have won him worldwide acclaim and made him one of the most accomplished artists of his generation.
In 2005, the "Sommet du luxe et de la creation" (international luxury and design exhibition) recognized Hilton McConnico for his entire body of work with the Talent de l’Audace award. The January 2006 Scènes d’intérieur interior design exhibition paid tribute to McConnico in a retrospective created by this multi-faceted artist.
The Veronese story begins in 1931 – the heyday for the decorative arts in Paris. Following the launch of the first International Exposition of Modern Industrial and Decorative Arts in 1925, the City of Light witnessed an ever-increasing demand for distinct yet modern high-end designs. The late Mr. Barbier, passionate about the decorative arts, recognized the opportunity and established The House of Veronese. Seeing the potential for glass blowing to meet the demands of the 1930s market for exclusive modern design, Mr. Barbier set out to create Murano glass decorative art within the style of modern French design. Barbier’s desire to influence art with art inspired him to name his company The House of Veronese. Paolo Veronese was an influential Renaissance painter who made a significant impression on the world of art and design. His impact on design is unique, since it only materialized around 400 years after his death when in the 1920s his rendition of a distinct glass vase in his painting “The Annunciation” inspired glass blowers to actually create the vase. Since then, various artists have turned to Veronese’s vase for inspiration. Just as Paolo Veronese’s art influences them to innovate, The House of Veronese influences the imagination of the Murano artisans.
THE EARLY YEARS WITH ANDRE ARBUS
In the early years, Barbier’s determination to fuse the prestige of the traditional Murano glass techniques with modern French design inspired him to work closely with renowned architects such as Andre Arbus – a leader in the field of 20th century decorative arts with a reputation for innovative designs. Given Arbus’s renewed interest in the Neoclassical style – but with a fresh twist – and his love of luxurious materials, he was a perfect match for Veronese.
With Arbus leading the creative direction on all his projects and The House of Veronese driving the design process, innovative French style decorative arts incorporating fine Murano glass furnish the many mansions, ships and landmark buildings for which Arbus received commissions. Over the years, to assure the quality of his designs, Arbus chose to work closely with Veronese on all his projects involving Murano glass. It was during this period that The House of Veronese created for Arbus such original and influential designs as the 1938 monumental Cascade chandelier designed for Ms. Peterson’s residence, the Murano glass ceilings of the Provence luxury cruise liner’s dining room and cabins in 1951, the coffered ceiling and obelisks for the Bretagne luxury cruise liner in 1952, and chandeliers and sconces for Arbus’s own mansion, including his famous ”Jets d’eau” chandelier.
ESTABLISHING AN INTERNATIONAL PRESENCE
Barbier quickly realized his vision and succeeded in establishing The House of Veronese as the emissary of Parisian design excellence in luxury Murano glass. In the late 1970s, riding the wave of their success, The House of Veronese continued to pursue significant contracts with world-renowned architects. As business expanded into new regions, these projects became more extensive and illustrious. From Africa to the Middle East and throughout Europe, The House of Veronese delivered the finest Murano designs to hotels, royal palaces, restaurants, shopping malls, and airports.
BREAKING INTO DESIGN
Following sixty years of success working closely with architects around the world, The House of Veronese expanded its business by collaborating with internationally acclaimed designers. Together with the likes of Chantal Thomas, Hilton McConnico, Olivier Ganere, Maurizio Galante and Tal Lancman, to name just a few, Veronese collections were created year on year. Since 2000, when the first Veronese collection was launched, The House of Veronese has positioned itself at the forefront of French design by working in partnership with many innovative designers. The House of Veronese has provided their Murano design expertise and their long-standing relationship with the Murano masters, while designers have breathed new creative energy into Murano design. The diverse creative energy brought about by these collaborative efforts has allowed Veronese to both challenge the Murano masters and to continue to deliver innovative Murano decorative arts within the spirit of French design.
The House of Veronese continues to pursue its legacy as set out by Barbier in 1931 – the fusion of Murano traditions with French design – while also maintaining the spirit of discovery and experimentation. Today, Veronese makes a concerted effort to inspire each and every creative force behind Veronese designs – master artisans, architects and designers alike – in order to explore new ideas and materials that could further enhance Murano design traditions. Whilst remaining committed to these traditions, the creative team continuously seeks out new talent to bring something fresh to the yearly Veronese collections. Every day is a new day at Veronese.
Chromed steel frame, coloured Murano glass with black Murano glass bands (small version with 3 segments, large version with 4 segments)
Large (width 13cm, depth 17cm, height 50cm) - Amber
Large (width 13cm, depth 17cm, height 50cm) - Amethyst
Large (width 13cm, depth 17cm, height 50cm) - White
Large (width 13cm, depth 17cm, height 50cm) - Blue
Large (width 13cm, depth 17cm, height 50cm) - Grey
Large (width 13cm, depth 17cm, height 50cm) - Red
Small (width 10cm, depth 14cm, height 35cm) - Amber
Small (width 10cm, depth 14cm, height 35cm) - Amethyst
Small (width 10cm, depth 14cm, height 35cm) - White
Small (width 10cm, depth 14cm, height 35cm) - Blue
Small (width 10cm, depth 14cm, height 35cm) - Grey
Small (width 10cm, depth 14cm, height 35cm) - Red
1 x max 75W E27 / E26
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