Gerard Borde, Master of Art Ceramist since 2011, collaborates, among others, with Marc Aurel, an architect devoted to urban furniture, and gives back all its nobility to ceramics. It becomes a material adapted to our modern world with increasingly demanding requirements. Their work is crowned with the "Beirut" armchair: Liliane Bettencourt Prize for the Intelligence of the Hand® in 2014, Observer Design Prize in 2015. He became a Knight of Arts and Letters in 2017 and it shows. His legacy is as varied as it is pushed towards excellence. Who else could have created a ceramic bench with fluffy cushions, porcelain scales walls, or stained glass windows in porcelain lithophany?
I'm an advisor to industrialists, companies and town halls for unique works in ceramics and other materials that can fit in with this creation.
Thus, he summarized in a few words his favorite material: "Ceramics is a generic term that encompasses many materials. It has infinite possibilities and many areas of application: medical, space, aeronautics... People don't realize all that can be done with ceramics. It is a flagship element of technical and technological modernization. [...] It can withstand a heat of 2200°C, which makes it more resistant than a precious stone. As it doesn't exist on Earth - but only in space - we reconstitute it. [...] What fascinates me is making this material available to artists. This allows for more innovation, to go faster and further. It's fabulous!"
Lauréat de la récompense Dialogues du Prix Liliane Bettencourt pour l'Intelligence de la Main® 2014