Temps Perdu Art pieces by Robert Biggs

Posted July 26, 2010 by Christina

I came across these amazing pieces while looking at the Hamptons Designer Show house in Traditional Home.  I love these!  

'Temps Perdu" in French translates to "lost time" or "things past" from Marcel Proust's famous novel.  It's an apt moniker for Biggs' artwork that are assembled from antique French ephemera: playbills, music scores, personal letters, calling cards. Each is constructed using the ancient art of Origami, used in a new and unexpected way.  Presented in an understated painted wood frame...

Images via Traditional home and time frame


la habitación de Pandora

Un saludo.

Fri Oct 17 13:58:21 2014

Fabulously french

Love them, very inspiring :-)

Leeann x

Fri Oct 17 13:58:20 2014

Blayne Beacham

Those are so beautiful! I love the touch of nostalgia and sculptural design.

Fri Oct 17 13:58:20 2014

Redlilocks {Swoon Worthy}

How fantastically eclectic. Love.

Fri Oct 17 13:58:20 2014

Cote Provence

Very original and unique.

Thank you for sharing. You have a wonderful blog.

Fri Oct 17 13:58:20 2014

Teresa Hatfield

So original! Love it.
Teresa (Splendid Sass)

Fri Oct 17 13:58:20 2014

Lissa @ After Adornment

Very cool and very unique!

Fri Oct 17 13:58:19 2014


Seriously delectable!

Fri Oct 17 13:58:19 2014

Charlotta Ward

Gorgeous! I love that shadow box. Would work so nicely with old photographs as well.
May try to make one!

xx Charlotta

Fri Oct 17 13:58:19 2014

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