André Cazenave was one of the innovative designers who worked at François Arnal’s Atelier A (1969-1975), a space devoted to the redefinition of the utilitarian object. In the wake of a surge in industrial production, Atelier A produced designed objects that were at the crossroads of luxury and accessibility. Cazenave notably contributed luminary organic sculptures for the interior and exterior in the form of cubes, stones, pave, pyramids, corals, heads and Greek busts. At the 1973 Foire de Paris, he made a “Pierre lumineuse” for the glass house of Atelier A’s “La Maison des quatre saisons.” Cazenave’s work especially epitomized the aesthetic possibilities of industrial production.
Françoise Jollant Kneebone and Chloé Braunstein, Atelier A: Rencontre de l’art et de l’objet (Paris: Norma, 2003), 58-9, 150.
Patrick Favardin and Guy Bloch-Champfort, Les Decorateurs des années 60-70 (Paris: Norma, 2007), 72.