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Marc Bankowsky & Miguel Cisterna, Embroidered Bench, Bronze Legs, France, 2022

About the Item

This long Nijinksy bench features a set of eight newly designed legs by Marc Bankowsky in gold patinated bronze. The plush seat is upholstered in fabric embroidered by the Chilean-born Miguel Cisterna, whose work imbues the classical French tradition of fine embroidery with a modern spin. A designer and decorator for over 20 years, Marc Bankowsky creates uniquely beautiful furniture and accessories. In addition to a custom suite of furniture and accessories for the Haute Couture Christian Dior Boutique (designed by Peter Marino) on Avenue Montaigne in Paris, he has also designed accessories such as the Ginkgo leaf candlesticks for renowned restaurateur Pierre Gagnaire, and received a commission from Baccarat for a collection of limited edition objects. Marc studied at L’école Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (ENSAD) and at The Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Art and currently resides in Burgundy, France. Equally elegant and exotic, Miguel Cisterna’s works imbue the classical French tradition of fine embroidery with a modern sensibility. His hand sewn, labor intensive designs layer contrasting materials to create one-of-a-kind haute couture embroidered textiles. Raffia is wrought into shafts of wheat gently bending into the wind, insects crafted from wire and shell hover and crawl, floral designs sparkle with crystal embellishments, and the fragile elegance of humanity is made apparent through anatomical drawings in thread. Born in Chile, Miguel Cisterna now lives and works in Paris. Prior to opening his Parisian atelier, Cisterna was the former Creative Director for Ateliers Brocard, the firm that fabricated Napoleon’s coronation cape. His experience with historical restoration is extensive, including the furniture embroideries at Malmaison (the residence of Josephine de Beauharnais), Amalienborg Castle in Denmark for the Danish royal family, the Chateau de Fontainebleau (one of Napoleon’s residences), Madame Recamier’s bed, and the Duc de Morny’s salon at the Musée du Louvre. Additionally, he was commissioned by the Kobe Museum in Japan to recreate Napoleon’s coronation costumes. His success has led to collaborations with renowned artists including Marc Bankowsky and Brigitte Terziev, a member of the Académie des Beaux-Arts (Sculpture department), and winner of the Prix Bourdelle
  • Creator:
    Miguel Cisterna (Designer),Marc Bankowsky (Designer)
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 19 in (48.26 cm)Width: 47.25 in (120.02 cm)Depth: 16.5 in (41.91 cm)Seat Height: 19 in (48.26 cm)
  • Materials and Techniques:
    Bronze,Upholstery,Embroidered
  • Place of Origin:
  • Period:
  • Date of Manufacture:
    2022
  • Production Type:
    New & Custom(Limited Edition)
  • Estimated Production Time:
    13-14 weeks
  • Condition:
    New.
  • Seller Location:
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number:
    Seller: MBMC 041stDibs: LU781335412542
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