Brushed stainless steel, ebony, platinum enamel, interior is satin wood
Height: 37.4" - Width: 79" - Depth: 16.5"
Behind all of Le Mounier’s’s creations “there is an idea, a story”—a highly personal experience ranging as far afield as his travels or his meetings. In this case, the artist evokes the type of arid landscape for which his remarkable piece is named — one characterized by barren, rocky plateaus devoid even of sand.
Jean-Luc Le Mounier’s work has such a distinct style it is at times easy to overlook its underlying craft. A Compagnon du Devoir, he creates each piece by his thoroughly expert hand. To evoke the rugged Hamada landscape, Le Mounier mounts individually sculpted metal plates (each of which he creates by a process of melting black crystal onto copper foil, and then finishing it with platinum) onto a semi-reflective, brushed, black stainless steel facade. The piece features three large drawers centered between two doors which open onto adjustable shelves of lush lemon tree. The console’s base of ebony, serves a kind of shadow of the piece’s facade.