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Pascale Girardin Debuts Sculpture for the Four Seasons Hotel Montréal

In line with the Four Seasons’ ethos of designing carefully curated spaces, the luxury hospitality brand commissioned Montréal artist Pascale Girardin to create an original site-specific sculpture for the newly opened Four Seasons Hotel Montréal, in Golden Square Mile.

These garlands cascade through the atrium from the seventeenth to the eighth floor, evoking the cycles of nature. Photo credit: Stephany Hildebrand

Suspended in the hotel’s open-air atrium, the sculpture, entitled Contemplation, is a centrepiece, evoking nature in the very heart of the luxury establishment. Photo credit: Stephany Hildebrand

Suspended in the hotel’s open-air atrium, the sculpture, entitled Contemplation, is a nature-evoking centrepiece that speaks to the core values of the Four Seasons brand: detailed craftsmanship, enriching human stories, colourful detail, and connection to place.

Made of lightweight aluminum, the all-white installation with gilded accents of 24-karat gold is made up of over ninety floral suspensions ranging from thirty centimeters to one meter in diameter.

“Contemplation’s” organic form creates an elegant counterpoint to the hotel’s linear architecture. Photo credit: Stephany Hildebrand

From dawn to dusk – the artwork transitions into the evening. Photo credit: Stephany Hildebrand

These garlands cascade through the atrium from the seventeenth to the eighth floor, echoing the cycles of nature—the blossoms of spring flowers, the movement of petals adrift on a summer breeze, the spill of autumnal leaves and the lightness of falling snow.

Contemplation’s organic form creates an elegant counterpoint to the hotel’s linear architecture.

For more than twenty years, Girardin has been navigating between the world of ceramics, visual arts and design, instilling her vision upon art objects, tableware and architectural installations.

Her work complements the architecture of many luxury establishments around the world, including Nobu Broadway, Saks Fifth Avenue, Clement Restaurant in New York, Four Seasons Private Residences in Pudong, the Printemps Paris and the Al Badia Golf Club in Dubai.

Whether suspended, adorning a wall or floating in the water, Girardin’s works recall the omnipresence and organic structure of nature.

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