Sculptures by Larose Guyon seen at Hotel EMC2, Autograph Collection, Chicago - Copper in Motion
Sculptures by Larose Guyon seen at Hotel EMC2, Autograph Collection, Chicago - Copper in Motion
Sculptures by Larose Guyon seen at Hotel EMC2, Autograph Collection, Chicago - Copper in Motion
Sculptures by Larose Guyon seen at Hotel EMC2, Autograph Collection, Chicago - Copper in Motion
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Copper in Motion

Canadian duo Larose Guyon created their "Copper in Motion" sculpture for New York-based Rockwell Group’s brand new EMC2 Hotel in Chicago. Seen here in the hotel's library, the interactive sculpture combines ingenuity, art and science with some incredible copper work.

In revisiting the zoetrope--a forerunner to cinema invented in 1834 by William George Horner and Simon von Stampfer--Larose Guyon were inspired to create their own new way to animate objects. Forty-four pairs of laser-cut copper wings are arranged inside a large wheel which is cranked by hand. Looking inside while turning the hand crank will give life to the otherwise motionless display.
The usually cold and inert materials suddenly become light and alive.

The crank handle, itself a lacework flower, brims with femininity and romanticism. The wings move in three dimensions, leaving the onlooker in awe of such a captivating sight. This work is a mere reminder that inventions of old are still something to marvel at, if you only let your inner child take over for a little while.

Meet the Creator

We are Audrée L. Larose and Félix Guyon. Together, we founded LAROSE GUYON, based in Verchères, a small picturesque village along the St. Lawrence River, near Montreal. We seek harmony in the use of luxurious materials through a great formal sobriety to create high-end objects, original and distinctive; cared for down to the smallest detail.

It was in 2014 that our paths finally crossed. Having long evolved on the parallel paths of object design, interior design, architecture, fashion design and furniture design, having won several awards from Montreal to London and founded in 2013 Les Ateliers Guyon, we are today two designers in love.

We combine our two complementary visions to offer simple, elegant and functional objects. By a romantic aesthetic, we contaminate the daily life of poetry and beauty inside objects of obvious luxury, coated with warmth and humility.

With an approach marked by refinement and distinction, we draw inspiration from art, nature, times and traditions. It is therefore marked with love that we create, design and manufacture objects in our image, helped by local artisans and their expertise.