The Blocks Vases were constructed more like buildings than vases, and together look like the beginnings of a little city.
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.”
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.
The Sign Floor Lamp is built like signage, constructed into a lamp.
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.”