- Project manager: Nathalie Sommer - TJCA architectes
- Location: Private villa - Geneva
- Project: Marble mosaic floor
- Surface area: 30 sqm
- Delivery: 2019
Mathilde Jonquière has chosen the jellyfish to dress the floor of a villa. Mathilde Jonquière uses the animal motif more and more in her work to put in her aesthetical research the energy of the living and its movement.The jellyfish, with its filament nebula close to the cosmic, imposes itself in this unique place which is close to the lake, between the sky and the water. The jellyfish is part of the zoophytes family. Between a plant and an animal, full of light, it adorns on the mosaic small brass rounds running over its tentacles. The role of the jellyfish is still quite mysterious inside the biosphere: fascinating and threatening, it’s a questioning specie. Its umbrella-shaped bell is constituted of mesoglea, as dense as the water, which is why it can hold suspended underwater. The choice of the marble to represent this fluidity goes with Mathilde Jonquière’s approach to transcend the material, to divert it : the persistent nature of the marble, rigid and hard, becomes suddenly alive and dress up with light, starting to wave and declining the different colors of the sunrise. Between dynamism and abandon, curves, lignes and fluidity, empties and full, the tentacles of the jellyfish unfold with grace in the space of the villa entrance and bring harmony and serenity in the welcoming area of this exceptional house.