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Jacques Jarrige

French, b. 1962

Multidisciplinary French designer and sculptor Jacques Jarrige has never met a material he didn't like. From wood coffee tables to bronze table lamps and lacquer stools, Jarrige is adept at working with a range of mediums. He has also been known to craft furniture and decor in aluminum and has released a line of wool carpets. According to Valerie Goodman, who represents the artist, Jarrige "has an ongoing dialogue with whatever material he selects."

Jarrige was born in Paris in 1962 and was raised in a family of scientists and art collectors. He grew up in the neighborhood of St. Germain, which is home to several art galleries. Jarrige was particularly enamored with the power and presence of the African sculptures on display in these galleries, and this early fascination led to his enrolling in architecture classes at the National School of Fine Arts in Paris. 

However, Jarrige found the program uninspiring and left school in the 1980s to work with his hands to create his own sculptures and other objects. Looking to the works of designers like Alexandre Noll and George Nakashima, Jarrige began to explore the interplay of art and design. Even though he has been quoted as saying "design bores me when it is decorative," his work has high visual appeal. Each piece is thoughtfully shaped by hand, which usually yields organic graceful curves that are pleasing to the eye and bring charm to any interior.

In the 1990s, Jarrige started showing his work in Europe and found an eager audience. During this time, he focused mainly on creating sculptural furniture and decorative objects. In 2010, Valerie Goodman became his representative, and he began showing at the Valerie Goodman Gallery in Manhattan. Jarrige subsequently shifted his focus — he began working in abstract mode and making large-scale sculptures. His work has been featured in Architectural Digest, Elle Décor, Coté Paris and The World of Interiors.

In 2022, Jarrige exhibited at the Venice Biennale and secured a commission to design a piece for the renovated Pfizer Building in Brooklyn. Jarrige also installed a large hammered aluminum Christ sculpture at the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine in New York.

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Brass Chandelier "Fiori" 7-Lights
By Jacques Jarrige
Located in New York, NY
A unique 7-light chandelier "Fiori" in hand hammered brass. In a single sheet of brass Jacques Jarrige cuts bands and twists them without discarding any parts. Inspired by images of plants photographed...
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2010s French Jacques Jarrige

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Brass

Brass Chandelier "Fiori" 7-Lights
Brass Chandelier "Fiori" 7-Lights
H 34 in W 43 in D 42 in
Double Dining Table / Desk "Nazca"
By Jacques Jarrige
Located in New York, NY
Sculptural dining table in two sections, each 7 feet long, that can be joined together or used separately as needed. One table can also be used as a desk. The angular legs and top g...
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2010s French Jacques Jarrige

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Slate

Double Dining Table / Desk "Nazca"
Double Dining Table / Desk "Nazca"
H 29.5 in W 168 in D 39 in
Contemporary Wall Console in Solid Mahogany "Carnac"
By Jacques Jarrige
Located in New York, NY
A slender sculptural console in solid Mahogany. The rich veins of the wood complement the balanced curves of this iconic piece by Jacques Jarrige. A carved drawer with an inverted pu...
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2010s French Jacques Jarrige

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Mahogany

Hand-Lacquered Sculpted Stools by Jacques Jarrige, 2006
By Jacques Jarrige
Located in New York, NY
Sculpted stools made of recycled wood and finished with black lacquer. Jacques Jarrige's iconic stool plays with positive and negative space. Each one i...
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2010s French Jacques Jarrige

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Reclaimed Wood

Jacques Jarrige
By Jacques Jarrige
Located in New York, NY
ISBN 979-8-9853078-0-1 Art book 328 pages This mid-career survey of the works of Jacques Jarrige marks the 12th anniversary of my fruitful collaboration with him. At the heart of...
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2010s Italian Jacques Jarrige

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Paper

Jacques Jarrige
Jacques Jarrige
H 11 in W 10 in D 1.5 in
Coffee Table "Nazca"
By Jacques Jarrige
Located in New York, NY
Coffee tables in oak. The angular shapes are cut at angles on the edges so the lines seem to prolong in space. The The legs feel animated.
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2010s European Jacques Jarrige

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Oak

Coffee Table "Nazca"
Coffee Table "Nazca"
H 14 in W 68 in D 23 in
Sculptural Bronze Lamps by Jacques Jarrige "Togo"
By Jacques Jarrige
Located in New York, NY
Pair of bronze sculpture - table lamps table by Jacques Jarrige. These lamps were sculpted by the French contemporary artist and cast in bronze. Their sensual anthropomorphic form retain the artist's gesture forever retaining our attention. Signed. Jacques Jarrige is a sculptor and designer from Paris. He is represented in the U.S. by Valerie Goodman...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Jacques Jarrige

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Bronze

Earrings Gold-Plated by Jacques Jarrige "Fiori"
By Jacques Jarrige
Located in New York, NY
A pair of gold-plated earrings over brass by Jacques Jarrige inspired by his chandelier "Fiori". Handmade in Paris. A longer model of these earrings is also available.
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2010s French Jacques Jarrige

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Gold Plate

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Jacques Jarrige furniture are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of metal and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Jacques Jarrige furniture, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Ginger Brown, Aymeric Lefort, and Studio SORS. Prices for Jacques Jarrige furniture can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $75 and can go as high as $35,000, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $10,000.

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