Jean Touret for the Marolles workshop, Coffee table, Wood, circa 1980, France
Jean Touret (1916-2004) for the Marolles workshop, Coffee table,
Half trunk tree forming coffee table,
The perimeter worked with the Gouge,
Black wooden base trapeze shaped with exposed ankles,
circa 1980, France.
Measures : Width 172 cm, Depth 64 cm, Height 45 cm.
Jean Touret is a French sculptor, whose mainly religious work, uses wood and metals to achieve sometimes monumental sculptures (statuary, altars, organ buffets). His art that remains figurative but at the limit of abstraction, coincides with the movement back to the liturgical simplicity that Vatican II. Jean Touret is also known as designer. At the beginning of his career, in the Loir et Cher, he set up a craft cooperative "The Artisans de Marolles" of which he was the artistic director. In the 1950s-1960, they will produce a furniture that we rediscovered today.