Guimard Square scarf
This square is inspired by a sketch by Hector Guimard (1867-1942): Humbert de Romans concert hall: pipe grid, circa 1901 - watercolour, white chalk, graphite, tracing paper.
Disciple of Viollet-le-Duc, admirer of Horta, Hector Guimard is a major representative of Art Nouveau in France. Among his most important achievements are Castel Béranger (1898), the Coillot house (1899), the Guimard hotel (1909); many were destroyed, few are accessible to the public today, except the famous Paris metro entrances. The Humbert-de-Romans Concert Hall (1901), a work of art, concert hall and patronage, allowed him to develop his architectural vocabulary in all fields. He carries out the structural work as well as all the decorations (organ, armchairs, pipe grids, lighting, etc.).
He innovates to meet technical constraints, the structure allowing a perfect acoustics. It juxtaposes different materials (stone, cast iron, mahogany, glass, wrought iron, etc.), while preserving an obvious stylistic unity: elegance of the arabesques, fluidity of the curves that recall the stems of the plants. This ephemeral construction (it was destroyed in 1905) thus briefly testified to the unique and original talent of an architect who believed that "architecture cannot be designed, it can be built" (letter of 8 May 1896 to