As a child, he drew. As he still does, on paper napkins, newspapers, tablecloths, sketchbooks. When he arrived in Paris, he took modeling courses and dreamed of finishing high school to finally do what he loves. His first year in architecture did not convince him. But when he joined the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (ENSAD) in 1993, he knew he had found his place. The scholarship from the Académie de France in Rome, which he obtained in 2002, allowed him to develop his first major project: "Le Mobilier immobile", nine pieces in marble that he exhibited at the Yves Gastou gallery, upon his return from the Villa Médicis. He developed a career as an interior architect and urban designer, which he transmitted as project director at the École Nationale Supérieure de Création Industrielle de Paris (ENSCI), starting in 2005.
From marble to ceramics and then to bronze, the path seemed obvious to me. With bronze, you find the strength of marble, its mass, its weight, at the same time as ease.
In 2007, Guillaume Bardet left the capital to settle in Drôme. He finally had time to embark on this race against time that would be "The Use of Days". Two years passed, 365 pieces were created. In October 2011, he became a winner, along with ceramists, of the Dialogues award from the Liliane Bettencourt Prize for the Intelligence of the Hand®. The "Use of Days" project traveled throughout Europe. The adventure ended with the exceptional sale of all the pieces at Artcurial (Paris) in 2014. In 2013, he taught at the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (ENSAD) in Paris. In parallel, he collaborated with the house of Hermès and designed a collection of objects to perfume the home. In 2015, he was the educational director of the "Académie des savoir-faire" for the Hermès Foundation. Since the fall of 2015, he has been devoted to his new project "La Fabrique du Présent."
Lauréat de la récompense Dialogues du Prix Liliane Bettencourt pour l'Intelligence de la Main® 2011