Triscosta

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Object Name: 
Cabinet
Title: 
Triscosta
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
2014.3.19
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 80.5 cm, W: 175.5 cm, D: 45 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
designed in 2001
made in 2014
Web Description: 
Christophe Côme began his artistic career as a sculptor. Working primarily in bronze, he made sculpture and jewelry until the mid-1990s, when his focus shifted to furniture forms. After visiting a glass studio in 1995, he began to incorporate glass into his designs, expanding his practice and creating a new expression for glass in furniture. The artist’s sculptural background is evident in his robust yet refined designs for furniture and lighting. His inspirations range from architectural wrought iron to contemporary sculpture to objects found in nature. Starting with conventional iron, he shapes and defines his forms, focusing on texture and oxidation to produce distinctive finishes. He pairs the metal with hot-formed ingot-shaped glass elements, molded glass lenses, or blown glass tubes. Heir to a centuries-long tradition of fine furniture-making in France, Côme transforms his seemingly heavy, industrial materials into elegant shapes of refined proportions and exacting craftsmanship. Combining the emotive qualities of studio craft with a classic modernist design style, his functional objects occupy the liminal terrain between craft and design. Signed: “COME / MMXIV” engraved in top left corner on back of cabinet. Côme’s work has been featured in Architectural Digest, AD Collector, Art + Auction, Elle Décor, France Today, Modern Magazine, Maison Française, and the L.A. Times Magazine. For more information, see http://www.come.fr/.
Provenance: 
Come, Christophe (French, b. 1965), Source
2014
to
2014-10-22
Technique: 
Material: 
Inscription: 
COME / MMXIV
signature
Engraved on top left corner of cabinet back
Primary Description: 
Cabinet, "Triscosta". Cast glass; iron. Rectangular iron functional cabinet on eight legs, with three doors. Interior has three shelves. The door panels have 36 rectangular pieces of colorless and transparent cast glass mounted onto them, 12 pieces on each door panel. An additional three panels of glass are mounted at each end.
Recent Important Acquisitions (New Glass Review 36) (2015) illustrated, p. 110 (bottom right); BIB# AI99415
The Corning Museum of Glass: Notable Acquisitions 2014 (2015) illustrated, p. 69 (#49); BIB# AI100547
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 2014 (2014) illustrated, pp. 9, 54; BIB# 706293