born in 1959 in Paris. Lives and works between Paris and Bali.
He graduated from l'école Nationale des Beaux Art in Epinal (France). Until 1986
he was a photographer for the collective Press Agency. He worked in film
production before to start his career in design in 1991.
Helgen Globes are fashioned from a combined amalgam of ancient recycled
teak root systems, tamarind heartwood, state of the art resins, and for his
black globes, volcanic sands from the black beaches of North Bali. The results
are dictated by Helgen's vision; the science of the resins; the micro environments
in which these long dead trees both flourished and met their demise; the
lineage of Balinese master carvers and craftsmen whose skills have been passed
down to them through a long parade of generations.
Bruno Helgen's design use local wood from Bali as teak and adjust to the beauty
and the imperfections of the piece of wood. With a wooden base, he creates
globes as well as furniture's (tables, chairs..), that he mixes with volcanic
sand, lacquer and metals.
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