les capes presents a series of vases produced by designer matali crasset during their residence at the national porcelain manufactory of Sèvres, in France. Polaroids of vases photographed by Julien Carreyn, drawings and miscellaneous documents by crasset. Clothbound hardcover with drawing on front cover in silver foil.16 color plates with gloss varnish.
"matali crasset and Julien Carreyn have known each other for years. During a residency at the Manufacture in Sèvres, France, the designer invited the artist and photographer Julien Carreyn to seize her current project, the capes, a collection of porcelain vases. This book proposes a dialogue and a game of four hands around these vases, the first vases of matali crasset, and drawings made for an exhibition in Monaco. A suite of polaroids and digital photographs by Julien Carreyn come into dialogue with crasset's drawings. The absence of text feeds on a railway that develops a narrative between these elements." (transl. from Shelter website)