French designer Eric Jourdan has a new exhibition at the Galerie Gosserez in Paris.

The Blocks Vases were constructed more like buildings than vases, and together look like the beginnings of a little city.

Forms by Eric Jourdan at Galerie Gosserez in main home furnishings  Category

Forms by Eric Jourdan at Galerie Gosserez in main home furnishings  Category

Forms by Eric Jourdan at Galerie Gosserez in main home furnishings  Category

Jourdan’s latest pieces are cohesive and all began from a detail. He explains that he begins each piece by discovering its details and then creates a whole, rather than visualizing the whole and adding detail later.

Jourdan says about the exhibition: “Showing work in a gallery could be seen as an outlet allowing a designer to be liberated from industrial or commercial constraints, but this is not so, design does not just happen on its own without a drawing, without a gallery owner or a manufacturer… Through this exhibition, I want to show that everything will always be just exchanges, mistakes, disappointment, tension, feedback, progress and pleasure. I do not believe in the posture of artists; it is all about co-production in our profession.”

Forms by Eric Jourdan at Galerie Gosserez in main home furnishings  Category

Forms by Eric Jourdan at Galerie Gosserez in main home furnishings  Category

The Promenade Console Table is created in a similar manner as the vases in that architecture was an inspiration and Jourdan pieced together different volumes of detail to create a whole.

Forms by Eric Jourdan at Galerie Gosserez in main home furnishings  Category

Forms by Eric Jourdan at Galerie Gosserez in main home furnishings  Category

The Sign Floor Lamp is built like signage, constructed into a lamp.

Forms by Eric Jourdan at Galerie Gosserez in main home furnishings  Category

Forms by Eric Jourdan at Galerie Gosserez in main home furnishings  Category

The Mirror Tower is similar to the console table, but Jourdan answered his own question in this design about how one could support a mass of wood or glass on a “rather spindly base.”