2021 edition in Nice

The Orientalist's garden

By Vincent Confortini and Louise Lefebvre – BLOC PAYSAGE.
Here the visitor is accompanying the painter to his studio.

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THE GARDEN

Here the visitor is accompanying the painter to his studio:

  • Comfortable reading room;
  • Jasmine stand shaded and adorned with motifs;
  • Portrait room (intimate lounge shaded by a pergola of ropes);
  • Orchard animated by the perfume of aromatic and citrus fruits;
  • Small basin with a restful musicality...

The course within the garden multiplies the frames: large perspective, field, counter-field, counter-dive and focus thanks to the numerous seats arranged as close as possible to the living...

The main perspective writes the different plans of the garden. Bordered on either side of a small palm grove, it then opens onto the reading room and then the Moorish kiosk which are as many elements of decoration as they are places of work for the artist.

The paths continue towards the orchard (fed by a fragrant plant palette) and the basin in which freshly picked citrus fruits bathe in a gesture. This major axis is completed by a finer route, offering more introspective spaces. Seating punctuates the path to identify the interesting points of view animated here and there by the shadow cast by a deliberately sculptural and textured plant palette (cacti, strelitzias, cycas, palm trees, cordylines, fatsias ...).

COUNTRY

France

THE TEAM

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Bloc Paysage is a landscape workshop installed in the Var and Brussels since 2013, created with the desire to work on public space and more broadly on the development of living in the city. The office also works on the development of contemporary and original private gardens, always sensitive to the economy of resources and local know-how.

Vincent Confortini has followed an artistic and technical training in Landscape that allows him to actively participate in workcamps and landscape studies. His approach to space is first of all by taking into account an environment and its specificities which he integrates into the project design.

Louise Lefebvre was first trained as an artist in space design and then as a landscape designer, which she now puts at the service of landscape projects through research, drawing and writing.

PARTNERS

Groupe Lajus, Pépinière Sainte-Marguerite, Société Provençale du Paysage.

Access to the gardens depends on the sanitary measures in force.