Born in 1925 in Montmartre, Philippe Hiquily studied at the Parisian Ecole nationale supérieure des beaux-arts in the same class as Gimond-Janniau and César. One of his works, La Bicyclette, was acquired in 1956 by the Musée d’art moderne de la Ville de Paris. In 1959, he exhibited in the New York gallery The Contemporaries. He then met the surrealist artists, Max Ernst and Georges Bataille at Ninette Lyon’s. He is celebrated for his work on metal, and began to design pieces of furniture in the 1960s. In the 1980s, he created mobile sculptures propelled by electric motors.
This retro workspace is a fun office nook at a kids’ musical school. I wanted to create a quick “stop and work” space, using the IKEA Malm occasional table for flexibility/movement, two Eames-style molded plastic chairs, and combo Behr paint colors in Aqua Spray and Shoreline Green.
The colors are calming and fun for any kids who come by the work space, while the furniture lines are clean and sophisticated.