The Vence Sconce is a limited-edition piece designed in collaboration with Athena Calderone. Inspired by shells often found in old European churches, the piece is a decorative ode to the holy water basins at Chapelle du Rosarie —a small church in the hillside north of Nice that was the iconic artist Henri Matisse’s final project for his nurse, caretaker, and muse Sister Jacques-Marie.

Materials: stoneware clay


Henri Matisse at the completed Chapelle du Saint-Marie du Rosarie in Vence, France. 1951.

Hand washing basin outside the entrance of Matisse's chapel

Paper cut out collage by Matisse

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