2017

'bruit blanc' by stéphane thidet at the palace of versailles

Versailles/France Crystal Group

Matters

Skills

Ice
  • Scénographies glace, givre, neige

Duration

Ephemeral

Iced steel sculptures

French artist Stéphane Thidet called upon Crystal Group to create frosted steel sculptures. They formed part of his piece, 'Bruit Blanc' ['White Noise'].
The concept: to recreate a post-apocalyptic atmosphere in a place of celebration that winter has frozen over. All the creations were made of stainless steel and connected to a refrigeration unit that created the effect of the frosted sculptures.

DESIGN, CREATION, PRODUCTION:

  • a 110-m2 ice floor
  • 4 frosted chairs
  • 1 frosted and overturned grand piano
  • 1 frosted armchair
  • 1 frosted door
  • 20 frosted boards

RESULT:

This piece, which formed part of the 'Winter Journey' exhibition held in one of the groves of the Palace of Versailles, was a unanimous hit among the media.