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le jardin du repos


View of rock bed


Le Jardin du repos was one of eight temporary gardens commissioned for the inaugural year of the Festival International de l’art des Jardins Contemporains at Métis, Québec in 2000. Oversized garden furniture which literally and referentially embodied a particular characteristic of the local St Lawrence River landscape sat within an enormous bed of artemisia to allow the visitor a focused experience of both the immediate site and the broader landscape. Found objects, materials and forms like mussel shells, intricately fissured beach stones, firewood, hay, gabion walls, corn cribs – ubiquitous in the surrounding area of beach, cottage, farm and historical Victorian garden – were assembled stacked and stuffed to make the furniture.


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Rock bed detail

The Rock Bed



View of bosc seat

The Bosc Seat and Incinerator



View of incinerator

The Incinerator



View of chaise longue

The Chaise Longue and Rock Bed



View of chaise longue

The Chaise Longue



Detail of the hay fence

The Hay Fence



View of the hay fence

The Hay Fence and Bosc Seat



View of the rock bed>

The Rock Bed and Bosc Seat



View of bosc seat

The Bosc Seat



Concept collage

Concept Collage View



Les Meubles du Repos


< Festival web site : project credits >