Select by Occitanie area, the Métropole and TV Sport Occasions to create the tennis match trophies ” Open South of France“, Xavier Llongueras is reputed to be a designate very artistic and really near nature. He attracts his inspiration from every part round him.
Impressed by the solar of the South of France
These trophies, impressed by the solar, replicate a robust attachment to his homeland, the South of France. Made with glass paste ordered straight from Orsini (the oldest mosaic workshop in Venice), the trophies are fabricated from gold (24, 18 and 16 carat), silver and platinum leaves taken between two items of glass. A strategy to rejoice gentle and its many sides.
By successful these trophies, gamers go away, not solely with a victory at one of many greatest tennis competitions at present, but additionally with a little bit of solar from the South of France.
A profession impressed by that of his father
Gentle, motion, matter: Xavier Llongueras observes, touches checks; in the slightest degree of matter is an invite to replicate and the artist doesn’t lack creativeness, in the case of recycling and giving a second life to things that cross its path.
Born in Sète on the finish of the 1960s, Xavier Llongueras had a superb profession: he was strongly impressed by that of his father. Catalan by origin, he’s a builder who likes to work with stone and marble. Supplies that the artist significantly likes however which require him to hunt sources of creation elsewhere.
Nonetheless, on the time, guide trades weren’t effectively regarded. On the identical time, he’s taken with pure supplies and the a number of prospects of staging them. To satisfy dad and mom' expectations, he begins by finding out regulation in Montpellier and is lucky to trip in California.
He shortly bought caught up in San Diego, a metropolis the place life is sweet and much forward of his time. It was on the age of 22 that he moved there and commenced his profession as a painter and inside designer. Discovering on the spot the southern solar that he loves a lot, he shortly established himself within the setting as inside designer and mosaic artist.
Gained by the mysteries of mosaic
On the spot, he decides to place his passions into motion. He has the prospect to fulfill personalities who entrust him with the ornament of their interiors. As he meets, Xavier Llongueras lets his creativity go a great distance.
Within the 90s, he let himself be received over by the mysteries of the mosaic. Items after items, he assembles to provide beginning to shapes, colours… Impressed by the work of a number of famend artists from the Mediterranean basin, his work is strongly influenced by Gaudi and his Greco-Roman conceptions.
The union of those two kinds provides beginning to a outstanding work which has attracted many internationally famend shoppers, peoples: Luc Besson, Léonardo Di Caprio, David Fincher, Mila Jovovich, Robert Thurman and plenty of others. Renovation from a bath to a spa design, the artist tames the weather to deliver them to life with ease.
Impressed by gentle and its video games, his creations are by no means frozen and evolve in response to the time of day and time. The mosaic arrives the place it was not anticipated and delights the interiors.
2010: again to fundamentals
In 2010, he put aside his profession in California to be on the bedside of his sick mom. Then begins one other life for him. Removed from the glitz and Hollywood personalities, he resumed contact with France and its roots. Since returning to Montpellier, Xavier Llongueras has not stopped touring and imagining. Related to a number of projects, he’s a contact to anybody who likes challenges.
Acknowledged and often called a gifted designer and youngster of the nation, he has the chance to be related to the Open Sud de France. Chosen by the late Georges Frêche and Canal + Occasions, he’s accountable for creating an authentic trophy representing the South of France.
A sun-shaped trophy
The work of reflection requires rather more time than the manufacturing itself. He then had the thought of providing a sun-shaped trophy lined with gold and silver mosaic. A solar representing the South of France and its numerous days of sunshine but additionally the acronym of the area within the background.
Meticulous work that he does with a whole bunch of items of Orsoni mosaics that he’ll straight look for himself. For the assist, Xavier has chosen to make use of a tray that’s each design and sober … Signed trays Jean Nouvel for Alessi, which shall be fabricated from titanium.
This yr once more, his creativity and his know-how will give beginning to the 9 trophies of the Open Sud de France 2020 which is able to reward the nice tennis champions in Montpellier.
Distinctive works that replicate a contest that’s each cosmopolitan and qualitative. A really excessive stage sporting occasion which is able to happen this yr from Sunday 2 to Sunday 9 February on the Sud de France Arena of Montpellier and who will see among the greatest gamers on this planet, corresponding to Andy Murray, Jannik Sinner, Stan Wawrinka or David Goffin…