Dedicated to Femininity
An ode to femininity, Bib’Rond’s design is directly related to the emblematic creations all in curves in the universe of architecture, decoration and lifestyle. The aesthetic of this baby bottle is proud to belong to a long and illustrious lineage. We’d like to propose an historical stroll into the bountiful universe of inspired creations.
An Eloquent Predecessor, the Breast Bowl
Also known as the Jatte-Teton (the nipple bowl), this key piece of a table service designed to brighten up Queen Marie-Antoinette’s Pleasure Dairy in the chateau of Rambouillet left free reign to flights of fancy in its day. At the time, rumour had it that the white porcelain milk bowl had been moulded directly on her naked breast. Yet another argument to denounce her frivolity. This myth, proven as such today, nonetheless contributes to creating the magic surrounding this iconic piece that tell of the power of a naturally nurturing body.
Several centuries later, in 1969, Gaetano Pesce used feminine curves for a different type of denunciation. The designer paid tribute to a body type as welcoming as it is abused. While the Big Mamma armchair, with its warmly inviting opulent curves invites the user to cuddle up against it like a child to its mother, the attached pouf, resembling a ball and chain, is rife with symbolism, irredeemably condemning the feminine condition and the sexism that restricts its freedom.
Opulent Curves in Italian Design
Also the fruit of ‘sixties Italian design, less appealing, but equally iconic, Giancarlo Mattioli’s Nesso lamp possesses a voluptuous lampshade whose design was based on a woman’s naval. This star lamp from the Plastic Era was instantly christened Nesso, umbilical cord or link in Italian, shedding some light on the sacred purpose of a woman’s body.
Dreamlike Fantasy Curves
In architecture, curves are used in XXL size to create sensual habitats, astonishing sanctuaries as warm and inviting as the original body: we’re thinking, of course, of the Palais Bulles (Bubble Palace), Pierre Bernard and Antti Lovag’s 1200 m2 dream villa acquired by Pierre Cardin, which could house the adventures of a southern Barbamama. The famous couturier and patron of the arts said, “it is a woman’s body.”
We mustn’t forget to mention the immensely talented Brazilian architect, Oscar Niemeyer, nicknamed the genius of curves, for his sensuous architecture that recalled the curvaceous forms of the female bodies on the beach of Copacabana he adored as a little boy. A miniature version of these sensual dreams, the Rio Rocking Chaise, designed in 1978 by the architect with his daughter, explores the exquisite delicacy of fantasized bodies that sit harmoniously in the creator’s singular homes.