House proud

Louis the XVI th  style armchair

Armchair and stainless steel bow

© Laurent La Gamba, 2016

1990s Hi-Fi sound system

Hi-Fi system and stainless steel bow

© Laurent La Gamba, 2016

Voltaire  style armchair

Armchair and stainless steel bow

© Laurent La Gamba, 2016


About the project


The House Proud series brings together objects that divert the watered-down image from interior design as a social form of snobbery.


Here again the artist produces a contrast between furniture or objects in a state of "symbolic decomposition" and a gleaming gift knot that evokes both the joy and the pleasure of surprise.


"Pandemonium of Versatile Objects"


The House proud series is one facet of "Pandemonium of Versatile Objects".


Laurent La Gamba’s most recent project is a series of sculptures/ installations. Entitled Pandemonium of Versatile Objects this project explores mass production and consumerism and the role they play in formulating memories and identity, through the visual coding of celebratory gift bows.


The Pandemonium of Versatile Objects series began in 2016 and is divided into several chapters. It plays on the precariousness, the obsolescence of objects and their possible regeneration through art. Producing a highly aestheticized and tuned down vision made of glossy paper and shiny ribbons, which often evoke both childhood and pleasure but also mass production and consumer society at large; this project also, depending on the works, conveys a deep feeling of embarrassment and discomfort (e.g "Anti-gifts series" or "Mourning bows series")