Sébastien de Ganay


Sébastien de Ganay was born 1962 in Boulogne-Billancourt, France. From 1986 to 1990 he studied „Political Science“ and „Fine Arts“ at the Columbia University in New York. In 2000 he cofounded „onestar press“.

Rauminhalt presents some key pieces of his “Carton Series”. One principle of this series of furniture-sculptures is that the shape of the chairs and tables could in theory be unfolded and then be folded back into regular, rectangular cardboard boxes, as if they were made from one piece. But the material perception and haptic experience are not identic, because all objects are made out of aluminum instead of carton. This leads to an interplay of formal facileness and material stability and blurs the line between esthetic experience and functional use.