Executive Director of VIA




VIA Gallery

120, avenue Ledru Rollin
75011 Paris
Metro : Gare de Lyon / Ledru Rollin

Opening :

monday-friday : 9.30am – 6.30pm

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Elizabeth GAROUSTE


Ph. 01 43 57 53 80
Project Assistance : 1983 1989 1991
'Carte Blanche' grants : 1990
environmental designer, interior architect, industrial designer

Elizabeth Garouste and Mattia Bonetti went into partnership in 1980 and are the leaders of a new baroque that marks an entire trend in contemporary design.

This tandem is a rare example rare of "four handed creative work".

After creating the "Barbare" style, Garouste & Bonetti have cast a poetic regard on creation in recent years, one that has upended the world of Applied Arts. Their productions, which lie midway between the work of art and the one-off piece, break with traditional design to revive the taste for ornament and colour. Dab hands at contrasts, marriages of materials and gorgeous colours, Garouste & Bonetti develop a new aesthetic sensitivity.

Their blending of styles in the crucible of creation and imagination has given birth to the baroque of the year 2000.

They were named Creators of the Year in 1991 and their works have been presented in exhibitions in Paris, New York, Tokyo, London, Munich and Milan.

The duo successfully manage an intense and varied industrial activity: from a water jug for Ricard, to packaging of the ’Le Teint Ricci’ beauty line for Nina Ricci, not to mention the new tramway for the city of Montpellier ...

chair Barbare

carafe Ricard

glasses Chivas

interior layout - Los Angeles La Maison du cigare

lamp e.t.

daybed Koala

layout & decoration of boutiques - Paris Christian Lacroix

eau de toilette - design of bottle & packaging Les Belles de Ricci

lamp Lune

beauty & make-up line Le Teint Ricci

chair Prince impérial

external decoration & internal layout - Montpellier Tramway de l'An 2000

vases & box Collection Dentelles

carpet Sonate

cabinet Paradis