Fauteuils en Seine

The "Fauteuils en Seine" tourist circuit invites you to discover the territory of the Communauté de Communes Cœur Côte Fleurie under a new perspective, through urban chairs revisited by artists and placed along the boardwalk or in other seaside areas.

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Distance:

25 km
Chair by Claude Hastaire
“At the beginning, knowing the region, I thought that it was a nice idea to anticipate the work of gulls and other cormorants. Molière “has chosen” this place to die. Eugène Boudin asked to be rapidly brought to Deauville to die in front of the sea. Two admirable characters on their chairs.”

Claude Hastaire was born in Paris in 1946. The personal and collective works of Hastaire - painter, essayist, poet and photographer - were exhibited in several areas (galleries, museums, contemporary art centres) in Europe, USA, Canada, Japan and Korea. He replaced his real name, Claude Hilaire (he is the son of painter Camille Hilaire 1916-2004), with “Hastaire” when he was 16. Laureate of the 28th Monte Carlo International Prize in 1994, Hastaire made several hundreds of lithographies. His photos were exhibited in different galleries (L’oubli atlantique, Le Vietnam retrouvé...). Arromanches was selected by the "New-York Times" with "Puci de Rossi" and "Eleen Grey" (1987). More recently, "Les Crapauds Picabia” achieved a great success. He is the co-founder, together with his friend Alain Kleinmann, a painter too, of the "Groupe International Mémoires".
Jardin du musée
Villa Montebello
TROUVILLE-SUR-MER
Chairs by Abraham Dayan
“As the theme of this exhibition of public chairs is water, I wanted to represent “Jesus” walking on water in front of a poor fisherman, a water bearer inspired by Cosette in the famous masterpiece of Victor Hugo, then the hope of a future life on Mars with a character disembarking from a spacecraft to bring some water and “Mary”, represented under a starred sky pouring water to give life.”

Abraham Dayan was born in 1960 in Casablanca (Morocco) and has French nationality. In 1963, when he was 3, his parents moved to Paris and settled down to create their own company. He has a General Academic Studies Degree. When he was 18, he started to work for the family company and created his own brand of watches. At 33, he decided to leave everything to devote himself to painting. His characteristic paintings are exhibited in several national and international exhibitions.
Rue Schaeffer
Le long du Ruisseau des Ouies
TOUQUES
Chairs by Monique Anis Glina, Fanny Canto-Pichard, Martine Colliot and Micheline Trelis
“The subject of the "Boucle de la Touques” was widely accepted, because this river is not a dead end: it collects natural water of the surroundings, recycles it in the ecosystem and gives it back to nature as a source of life. These chairs are placed on the river bank in front of the playground. Fanny wanted to represent the fauna and the flora of the river as if it was a children's book.”
Chair #1: Fanny created a frog having a shower under a tap; Monique painted a curious coypu, attracting people walking by, but also a coot and some water lilies on the back of the chair.
Chair #2: Martine decided to paint a duck escaping the rain under an umbrella; Micheline represented a carp, undisputed queen of this river, suddenly arising from the reeds, and a heron, on the back of the chair, wearing rose boots to prevent his legs from getting wet.
During these painting sessions handled with humour and good mood, Micheline composed some rhymes to pay tribute to this nice unspoilt nature and wrote a poem to explain her work.

“We are amateur painters, committed artists, hard-working students of Françoise Plékan in Saint-Arnoult having decided to participate to this project. We have enjoyed this collective work carried out on the two available chairs.”
Avenue Michel d’Ornano
Le long de la Touques
SAINT-ARNOULT
Chairs by Isabelle Pellouin
"Water is a large world, I’ve been looking for inspiration in my daily life, Deauville/Trouville beaches and fishing boats moving in and out of Touques. On one side, there were bathers; on the other side, fish trapped in the trawling nets. On the melody of “The Mother of the Fish” by Boby Lapointe, I’ve thought about a sardine can. I’ve created a school of fish: the wooden boards of the chairs are perfect for it”.

As far back as I can remember, I’ve always been drawing, painting, doing DIY...with paper, wood or fabrics. I’ve built my own world with all that. During my artistic studies at the École Régionale de Caen, I’ve explored several creation and printing techniques. After my studies, I've created my own publishing house: "Les Petites Manies". I develop a series production of literary objects, generally not exceeding 50 copies. Literature, poetry are a source of inspiration during my creation process. Screen printing is a technique I use to publish my works, but also to conceive and print the objects I usually exhibit with L’Encrage (Screen Printing Association association at the Espace Yvonne Guégan) in Caen and elsewhere. I produce just a few unique objects. I love series: it’s less frustrating than producing unique objects and I can share much more. By the way, I’d like to build steps close to the pier of Deauville.
Quai des yachts
A côté du Bac Deauville/Trouville
DEAUVILLE
Chairs by Michel Tréhet
Michel Tréhet plays with water using two images. One is calm and represents two horses bathing in the middle of nowhere. This effect is accentuated by a barely noticeable horizon, mixing with a dead calm sea. The light is soft, as if the intensity was reduced by a soft box. It’s a unique moment for these riders. The second image is a mirror between the sky and the sea, between black and white. “As soon as I noticed this contrast, capturing the right instant became an obsession for me. I've been waiting until the contrast became evident. The more and more threatening black sky reflected the white foam of the waves. The symmetry was almost perfect, the photo cut in the middle. These two chairs, situated side by side, talk to each other. They represent the richness you can find every day on the beach of Deauville. What a better location than the small terrace of the «Point de Vue», in front of the sea” to place these chairs?”
"The world could have been as simple as the sky and the sea” - André Malraux

He was born in 1950 in Le Havre. He is artist, painter, art director and photographer. In 1993, he became an independent creative director. He kept painting and exhibited in different cities like Paris, Tokyo and Geneva. Photography has always been linked to the conception of his canvas. He always relies on photographs to make his paintings. He moved to Trouville-sur-mer in 1997 and started focusing on the atmosphere of seaside towns. He published his first series of photographs dedicated to Deauville and Trouville-sur-mer. His car rides between Paris and Trouville-sur-mer led to a second series exhibited in 2010 in Deauville: "Flash sur l’A13". In 2009, he connected his activity of artistic director to photography. He participates every year to the Planche(s) Contact photographic festival. In 2014, he created for this Festival a white-and-black photographic series whose protagonist is Barbie.
Le Point de Vue
Boulevard de la mer
DEAUVILLE
Chairs by Christian Francheteau
Chair #1: “Water is for me the beginning of life. Without water, there’s no life. Men are arrogant and not aware about the power of Mother Earth, represented here by a heart-shaped chair, standing for “Love". Men should remain humble and observe the magic of life that our planet offers to us both on the earth and under water. Beauty, the fragility of fauna and flora, represented by the various colours I've chosen, the symbols linked to the sea and hilly areas are all found in the ocean. The small red heart situated behind the chair represents humans that should become aware about the fact that they need nature to live, love, blossom; nature could easily live without them instead. Humans are alive because their heart beats, and we’ll be able to save our planet through love.

Chair #2: "Mother Earth, be benevolent. I know that you keep an eye on humans. Send some signs, sounds, turbulence to alert us about the future. Aware humans will resist to cataclysms, it’s necessary. Love will conquer all. Life will be nice again, the rainbow will shine again, trees and flowers will bloom again. Humans will stand up again too. But please, do not underestimate Mother Earth.

Born in 1965 in Sables d’Olonne (Vendée), Christian Francheteau has always been dedicating his free time to learn about drawing and modelling together with his father, oil painter-artist himself. Since 1994, Christian Francheteau has been working on several sculpture studios and has created decoration for ad hoc advertising. His works are best expressed by colours, characterizing his art and found on any forms and supports. His life philosophy consists in trying to reinterpret his works through beauty to increase people's awareness about the beauty of life.
Au pied du Parc des Graves
Surplombant la plage
VILLERVILLE
Chairs by Man-X
“My technique of multi-layer stencil consists in selecting the colours I want to put on a drawing, then creating a stencil. Overlaid and convex layers constitute a part of the work. Then, I enjoy overlaying my creations to tell a story... I wanted to represent on my chair several eras and pay tribute to the artists that have already represented the beautiful Norman beaches, always maintaining my “stencil” style with a touch of humour. The middle-class families of the 19th century made me think about Eugène Boudin, the bathers of the 1930s, the photographs of Robert Doisneau, designer Jean-Paul Gauthier and his marine icons.”

Born in Rouen, Man-X has been living in Fécamp, where he created in 2002 the "Art hétéroclite” association, specialized in graffiti to promote street art. He started working as a graphic designer when he was 18, then focused on stone cutting. After about 15 years of mainly urban creations, Man-X decided to cut out his first stencil in 2009. His favourite subjects are: his sons; his personal environment. He has also been working on music groups, tour posters, etc. A very large selection of supports is used by this artist. His cutting technique is more and more accurate and the fine details of his stencils show the great patience of this young artist.
Promenade Yves Saint-Laurent
BENERVILLE-SUR-MER
Chair by Jacky Pouillon
“It is a very different painting technique from that I am used to. I am glad to participate to "Fauteuils en Seine” in Bénerville-sur-Mer and Villers-sur-Mer. I often come to Normandy and the sea is, for me, a source of natural inspiration. Since I have more time now, I can fully dedicate to my passion: painting. I love describing and sharing scenes of everyday life occurring in our countryside and involving several characters and the sea. Devoting some time to this activity is a joyful and relaxing dream that comes true.”
Promenade Yves Saint-Laurent
BENERVILLE-SUR-MER
Chairs by André Hudin - "La pluie" (The rain)
“The surface had two perpendicular plans. So, I decided to paint “the rain”... The vertical visual perception is facilitated by more or less angled vertical lines and the horizontal perception by overlapping concentric circles on an inundated surface. After an abstract work, previously axed on rhythms, colour contrasts, values and shapes, the final result has been reached quickly."

"Amateur painter since I was a child, I paint and draw, because I enjoy it and let my family and friends enjoy it too. My production is essentially figurative, and the colours selected are more personal. I try to paint an atmosphere around my characters or my architectures rather than focusing just on reality. I use oil or pastel painting, and more recently acrylic. I've exhibited in several fairs (Brécey, Avranches, Le Mans, Fougères) and my works have met success at the end of the 1970s, beginning of the 1980s. My job (I am a teacher) and my family activity have kept me away from this hobby. Retiring gave me more time to focus on it. I’ve also exhibited my works at the fair of Rivière Saint-Sauveur, my municipality of residence. I participate to the courses or workshops organized by Françoise Plékan in Saint-Arnoult and Yves Riguidel at the MJC of Trouville-sur-Mer. Recently, following the suggestions of Yves Riguidel, I have started approaching abstraction with much curiosity and enthusiasm.”
Promenade Yves Saint-Laurent
BENERVILLE-SUR-MER
Chairs by Danièle Marie - "Le Havre - New York"
"This work is about purism, a movement led by "Ozenfant" and "Le Corbusier". It is clearly shown by synthetic forms, accurate outlines and flat tint colours. Emotions arise from by the organization of coloured forms in the space. This work is also a tribute to poster designer "Cassandre” and his liner known as “Le Normandie". The Le Havre - New York transatlantic crossing taking place in 2017 on the “Queen Mary 2” led me to represent Normandy as a region that inspires journeys and the discovery of other cultures”.

"I come from the Pyrenees, but I've always been attracted by the seaside areas. This is why the Côte Fleurie, in particular Bénerville-sur-Mer -where I live-, is so dear to me."

Promenade Yves Saint-Laurent
BENERVILLE-SUR-MER
Chairs by Sébastien Lucas #1
“My objective is stimulating your imagination, interpreting symbols through forms, volumes, lines and colours.
"La Pieuvre bleue” (The blue octopus), fantastic creature, collects love messages. It symbolizes the attachment strength. Its tentacles hold your padlocks, showing love and attachment.
"La Sirène dorée” (The golden mermaid), protector goddess, delivers its love message. The sunbeams reflecting on it enhance its bright beauty. The mermaid is a symbol of fecundity, as water is a source of life.”

Sébastien Lucas is a music composer, painter and sculptor. He started focusing very early on several artistic activities, studying at the regionally renowned Conservatoire de Caen. He is a piano and organ player. He was awarded with a first regional prize for music composition by the French Ministry of Culture and by the French Regional Office of Cultural Affairs when he was 16. He composed and self-produced several albums, including "Abyss of the Whales" for "IFAW" - fighting for whale protection - and "Voices of light", along with Lama Gyurmé and Prince Michael of Greece. Sébastien Lucas defines his painting as “Pop Art", connected to modern techniques. He works on acrylic canvas, then he digitize his work and adjust it on his computer to obtain more intense colours. To finalize his works, he continues fixing pigments on permanent supports.
Rue du Général Leclerc sur les planches
BLONVILLE-SUR-MER
Chairs by Sébastien Lucas #2
“My objective is stimulating your imagination, interpreting symbols through forms, volumes, lines and colours.
"La Grenouille psychédélique” (The psychedelic frog) with a generous smile, keeps your love messages, symbolizes family, connecting humans to mother nature. It is a symbol of resurrection and metamorphosis.”

Sébastien Lucas is a music composer, painter and sculptor. He started focusing very early on several artistic activities, studying at the regionally renowned Conservatoire de Caen. He is a piano and organ player. He was awarded with a first regional prize for music composition by the French Ministry of Culture and by the French Regional Office of Cultural Affairs when he was 16. He composed and self-produced several albums, including "Abyss of the Whales" for "IFAW" - fighting for whale protection - and "Voices of light", along with Lama Gyurmé and Prince Michael of Greece. Sébastien Lucas defines his painting as “Pop Art", connected to modern techniques. He works on acrylic canvas, then he digitalize his work and adjust it on his computer to obtain more intense colours. To finalize his works, he continues fixing pigments on permanent supports.
Rue Henri Millet
Parc Naturel du Marais
BLONVILLE-SUR-MER
Chairs by Jacky Pouillon
“It is a very different painting technique from that I am used to. I am glad to participate to "Fauteuils en Seine” in Bénerville-sur-Mer and Villers-sur-Mer. I often come to Normandy and the sea is, for me, a source of natural inspiration. Since I have more time now, I can fully dedicate to my passion: painting. I love describing and sharing scenes of everyday life occurring in our countryside and involving several characters and the sea. Devoting some time to this activity is a joyful and relaxing dream that comes true.”
Digue Est
A côté du poste de secours Jean Moulin
VILLERS-SUR-MER
Chairs by Luc Michel
“I am a painter and I was already working on the subject of fish, making them jumping out of the water and acting as if they were real humans. They are now back to their habitat, or at least, in front of the sea. It’s a nice place. What else could I paint? I just had to move closer the boards of the chair to join up the images. I extended the same image on the seat and the backrest, then I carefully placed there some of my fish. Red fish, of course! And I added a final touch: the eye’s pupil. They are alive now!”

Luc Michel is a self-taught artist. He has been exhibiting his painting at different regional fairs (Saint Romain-La Hêtraie, St Laurent de Brèvedent, Artistes ouvriers du Havre) and was awarded with several prizes. He participated to "Rouen National Art” in 2014 and 2016. He has also exhibited his works at the Tourism Office of Le Havre, at "Pasino", the Galerie "Les Mots Passants à Etretat", at the Montivilliers Abbey. In the latest three years, he has been exhibiting his works at the "Galerie Hamon", in Le Havre, and more recently at "Galerie 13" in Honfleur. The artist paints a fun, humoristic, poetical colourful universe,in which fish, a nice excuse to add a bit of extravagance, are the protagonists. After a long-time work with watercolours, the paintings currently proposed are made with acrylic colours, offering a larger range of shades.
Sur la digue
Au niveau du Méridien de Greenwich
VILLERS-SUR-MER
Chairs by Lana Loeber
“My itinerary brought me from Germany to the Norman coast. From East to West, water attracts me. This fish-populated environment, a source providing resources to humans, makes me feel free. The lightness of the sea supports me, my body floats on the waves. The waves break and I find myself on the concrete of the city. There, like a fish trapped into the net, I keep walking. My fish is printed on the concrete chair. Concrete is a permanent material that makes integral part of our society. In one thousand years, a new geological layer will have formed: a layer of concrete.”

This artist of German origins coming from Le Havre and holding a PhD in Geology, has been manipulating concrete to produce artistic objects and “paintings” in the latest 10 years. Using an original technique, she creates objects pouring concrete into a treillus and locking them into a wooden frame. Adding coloured pigments, metallic pieces, pieces of mirrors, fragments of ceramics, she gives a final touch to the creation: a figurative idea is maintained, but the final result remains unpredictable. The artist, a lecturing guide certified by the Ministry of Culture since 2003, was clearly inspired by Perret's architecture. She also organizes children workshops to explore concrete. She is currently exhibiting her works at the "Galerie Gloux" in Concarneau, but she has already worked in the city of Le Havre in 2003. Maybe you have already noticed a tinted concrete low relief on the "Maison Odyssée". This work has been selected through a contest and funded by "Pièces jaunes". The artist committed to the diffusion of art creating with her association called “Regart” an open-door event for workshops organized by the artists of the region: “Open Art”, taking place every two years. Another successful project encourages artistic exchanges with "H2O galerie" in Magdeburg, Germany.
Sur la digue
Face à l’amphithéâtre Perdrisot
VILLERS-SUR-MER
Chair by Charline Marie
“Water around us is calm, but in motion, transparent but reflecting, fascinating and mysterious. The tiniest detail is an opportunity to sublimate it. My objective, independently from this photo, was capturing light, reflects, shadows, the motion of this peaceful water. Observing this photo from different perspectives, our thoughts and a sense of peace arise.

I was born in Deauville and I've always been passionate about photography. Since I was a teenager, I've been trying to capture moments of my daily life. I’ve exhibited my photos in Vauville in different occasions. After a break of a few years to build my family, I’ve exhibited my works again in spring 2018 in Domfront in Poiraie.
Photography is, first of all, an art for me, but also a passion. A photo tells a story, reveals the beauty of things and landscapes. Nothing is better than a photo to immortalize a moment, an emotion, a light....”
Boulevard de la mer
BENERVILLE-SUR-MER
Chair by Philippe Olive
“Creating a chair means connecting aesthetics to comfort. I had to select a durable material, as my chair is placed in front of the sea. I've opted for wood: an oak wood that has already survived to many decades and is ready to face wind and tides. Using again a piece of wood, reshaping it for another purpose means giving it a new breath. This oak wood has been the common thread of my mission. Finally, I've made a chair reminding of a boat, with a copper porthole.”

Philippe Olive, professional sculptor and plastic artist for over 30 years, lives and works in Audrieu-France, Calvados.
“His constant search results in an instinctive process: he creates an instant emotion. His work becomes a movement and faces matter. A search for harmony is established: it’s an invitation to contemplate. He goes beyond figurative art to express feminine lightness, fragility, sensuality. His alive sculptures evolve and reveal their multiple facets. His forms result from destiny, intuition and instant emotions. Philippe Olive uses tight curves to boost movement and propel forms into the space. Playing with noble matters with an even and rough surface, he transforms unreality into existence, perception into reality. A completed unique work has an universal harmony. It reveals symbols and philosophical messages of love and freedom.
Boulevard de la mer
BENERVILLE-SUR-MER
Chair by Isabelle Pellouin
In Inuit mythology, Sedna is the goddess of the sea. She is venerated, because she provides people with the food they need to survive. During their trance, shamans use a big comb to brush Sedna’s long hair and soothe her anger.
According to the legend, Sedna had no hands to brush her hair and gets angry because she can’t take dirt off her hair. Men’s stupidity and ill-will with animals are represented by stain progressively piling up in Sedna’s hair. She gets upset and retains sea animals next to her. So, people are in lack of food. It is essential to respect Nature and women. For shamans, it is also fundamental to enter a trance and smooth Sedna’s anger...

"As far back as I can remember, I’ve always been drawing, painting, doing DIY...with paper, wood or fabrics. I’ve built my own world with all that.
During my artistic studies at the École Régionale de Caen, I’ve explored several creation and printing techniques. After my studies, I've created my own publishing house: "Les Petites Manies". I develop a series production of literary objects, generally not exceeding 50 copies.
Literature, poetry are a source of inspiration during my creation process. Screen printing is a technique I use to publish my works, but also to conceive and print the objects I usually exhibit with “L’Encrage” in Caen and elsewhere.
I produce just a few unique objects. I love series: it’s less frustrating than producing unique objects and I can share much more. By the way, I’d like to build steps close to the pier of Deauville.”
Boulevard de la mer
BENERVILLE-SUR-MER
Chairs by Jean Duchemin
The magic of encounters. Ever since life has existed, from one continent to another, water has led to discoveries, communication and exchange. The inhabitants of marshes and the sea meet and the magic of this world develops when the mermaid encounters swans.

“I was born in 1954. As soon as I retired from my professional career, I decided to think and travel through my imagination. Painting has become for me a great means to reveal my imagination, often through a metaphor. The meeting between the Sea and the Marshes is a great example of that.”
Rue Marcelle Haricot
BLONVILLE-SUR-MER
Chairs by Groovy
Inspired by carps swimming in the next arm of Touques, it represents a mermaid and his husband through a “Street artist” comics style.

Art is more than a passion. It is represented under all its forms and rooted in the family culture of Groovy. Since he was 15, he hits the press about the market of contemporary art. This young artist reveals himself with frescoes, canvas and emblematic supports of a timeless era.
Avenue Michel d’Ornano
Le long de la Touques
SAINT-ARNOULT
Chairs by Sébastien Lucas
These four mermaids represent the four stars of the Deauville life, often found on the Boardwalk: Gabrielle Chanel revolutionized fashion with her hats, striped jersey and swimming costumes; Suzy Solidor, singer, loved spending time on the beach after setting on fire nights at the Casino and the Brummel's; Joséphine Baker had long strolls on the Boardwalk with Chiquita, her panther; Anouk Aimée, main actress of “A man and a woman”, shot by Claude Lelouch, had an international success awarded with an Oscar.

Sébastien Lucas is a music composer, painter and sculptor. He started focusing very early on several artistic activities, studying at the regionally renowned Conservatoire de Caen. He is a piano and organ player.
He was awarded with a first regional prize for music composition by the French Ministry of Culture and by the French Regional Office of Cultural Affairs when he was 16.
He composed and self-produced several albums, including "Abyss of the Whales" for "IFAW" - fighting for whale protection - and "Voices of light", along with Lama Gyurmé and Prince Michael of Greece.
Sébastien Lucas defines his painting as “Pop Art", connected to modern techniques. He works on acrylic canvas, then he digitize his work and adjust it on his computer to obtain more intense colours. To finalize his works, he continues fixing pigments on permanent supports.
Promenade Michel d'Ornano
DEAUVILLE
Chair by Naïade Plante
“The subject of this project was particularly inspiring because water is one of the most precious resources of our planet. To make the images of this chair, I’ve spent several hours at the edge of one of the nice small rivers stretching through the forest of Saint Gatien, my village. Fauna and flora are so fragile and delicate. We must be aware of the need to preserve them, as we make all part of the same ecosystem.

Naïade was born in Jerusalem. Her childhood marked by the sea, adventure, the offshore horizon, led her to appreciate photography, with a strong desire to show the beauty of a living world to preserve in a difficult era! She is thoughtful and appreciative. She is aware that life is a miracle!
In 1996, Naïade pursued a career in photography at the “Centre Iris et de l'audiovisuel” at the Sorbonne University. She won the 1er Prix Rolleiflex. She has been the artistic director of the Off of the Festival Chroniques Nomades of Honfleur for sever years. In 1998, she crossed India for the Aide et Action association, and observed the work of NGOs fighting for educating children. These photographic experience marked the beginning of her professional journey.
Institutional orders, reportage, weddings, portraits and advertisement shootings enriched her experience. After several years of passionate work between India and France, she settled down in Normandy.
18 rue des Brioleurs
SAINT-GATIEN-DES-BOIS
Chair by Jacky Pouillon
“Painting on this chair for the City of Saint-Gatien-des-Bois, I was cradled by the clapping sound of the water of the stream crossing this city. I hope to provide dreams, relax and happiness to people walking by.”

“I was born in 1946. When I was a child, my parents strongly encouraged me to focus on art and I got fond of drawings and paintings. In the 1970s, I started gouache painting. One day, I met by chance Jean Pierre Ferrand, next-door neighbour and renowned painter. He encouraged me to focus on oil painting.
I participated to great architectural projects in the world of aeronautics (infrastructures and buildings).
Since I retired, I‘ve been dedicating to this passion ever more. I often paint from a photograph inspiring me.
I am a self-taught painter and I have been participating, since 2001, to collective, sometimes personal, exhibitions.
I love painting and sharing everyday life moments representing the countryside, a few characters and the sea.”
18 rue des Brioleurs
SAINT-GATIEN-DES-BOIS
Chair by Luc Michel
“Inspired by the washing place bordering the chair, I've painted moss and leaves surrounding a running stream on the back of the chair. The seat is turned into a small rocky stream bending among plants. Behind, there are some leaves: the undergrowth opens to the sky.”

Luc Michel is a self-taught artist. He has been exhibiting his paintings at different regional fairs and was awarded with several prizes. He participated to "Rouen National Art” in 2014 and 2016.
In the latest three years, he has been exhibiting his works at the "Galerie Hamon", in Le Havre, and more recently at "Galerie 13" in Honfleur.
The artist paints a fun, humoristic, poetical colourful universe in which fish, a nice excuse to add a bit of extravagance, are the protagonists. After a long-time work with watercolours, the paintings currently proposed are made with acrylic colours, offering a larger range of shades.
Hameau de la Haute Rue
SAINT-PIERRE-AZIF
Chairs by Abraham Dayan #2
The goddess of water, the swimming pool and the Norman rain are represented here.

Abraham Dayan was born in 1960 in Casablanca (Morocco) and has French nationality. In 1963, when he was 3, his parents moved to Paris and settled down to create their own company.
He has a General Academic Studies Degree. When he was 18, he started to work for the family company and created his own brand of watches.
At 33, he decided to leave everything to devote himself to painting. His characteristic paintings are exhibited in several national and international exhibitions.
Rue Schaeffer
TOUQUES
Chair by Erik de Saint-Pierre
I was inspired by a series about "La belle époque“. This painting is about nostalgia and the novels of the beginning of the century, but also about the matter that transforms and corrodes. "Georges V” was invented from scratch. It exists but it has nothing to do with what I've painted.

Erik de Saint Pierre was born in Paris in 1958. During his youth, he lived both in the Paris region and Normandy. He created his first communication agency in Jersey when he was 16. After his high school diploma, he attended the Atelier Met de Penninghen, then the École Supérieure d'Arts Graphiques (Paris VI). He worked as a model maker for the Éditorial agency, then as artistic director of Lire, then as creation director of the LG group. He funded his own communication agencies (Lanscape, Graph'M, Vif Argent et Pégase) preserving his role of creation director and multimedia designer.
In 2010, Erik permanently left the Parisian region and moved to Normandy to devote himself to painting. He is a member of several associations of Norman painters. In 2013 he created La p'tite galerie in Honfleur. Since 2015, he has been responsible for a painting workshop in Gonneville-sur-Honfleur.
Since 2016, Erik is one of the quoted artists of the Hôtel Drouot auction house.
Rue d'Ivy
TOURGEVILLE
Chair by Véronique Lefevre
Seagulls impose themselves when talking about water in the same was as they impose themselves on the beach.

Born in 1963, Véronique Lefèvre is passionate about decoration, creation (jewels, accessories) and wildlife photography.
She has an academic background in Law. After her artistic meeting with Etienne Bailleul, she started managing a workshop-gallery in Honfleur for about 15 years, then in Trouville-sur-mer.
Rue d'Ivy
TOURGEVILLE
Chair by Philippe Leray
I was inspired by the title of this event: “Fauteuils en Scène”. I recalled an image: Hitchcock sitting on his director chair holding an umbrella. He was shooting an outdoor scene of one of his movies. It was raining. The subject of water was there.”

Philippe Leray was born in 1944 in Paris. After his studies in applied arts and decoration, he has created showcases, stands, and focused on flat decoration and publishing. He devoted himself to drawing and painting in 1965.
He exhibited his works for the first time at the Cardo-Matignon gallery in Paris in 1968, together with painter Maï Thu. He exclusively worked with ink and pencil up to 1978. In 1970, he left Paris to settle down in Normandy, close to Lisieux. He created a holiday resort for dogs that is now well-known. In 1977, he was the first artist to exhibit his portraits of cinema stars at the American Film Festival of Deauville. In 1979, he created a series of contemporary furniture called “Bois et Lumière". From 1984 to 1990, his exhibitions, usually exclusively based on pastel works, started including paintings and sculptures. Women, landscapes, felines are his favourite subjects. In 1993, he opened his own studio called "L'Art du temps", close to Bayeux. He delivered lessons and invited friends to exhibit there. In 1999, he went back to the Pays d’Auge.
Since 2012, he has been exhibiting his works every year in Cambremer (Calvados). The subject chosen "C'est beau la vie” (Life is nice) became the common thread of future exhibitions. Ink, pastels, oil are matters he associates with passion.
Promenade Michel d'Ornano
TOURGEVILLE
Chair by Florence Lebay
“The sea concerns our origins, biodiversity and its preservation, fauna made of several forms and colours, a fascinating world, an endless source of inspiration. The octopus - mysterious animal with a surprising intelligence, both attractive and repulsive, found in the sea all over the world - was chosen to represent the sea. I've decided to make it attractive using orange and drawing big eyes to encourage people to sit among its tentacles and contemplate the sea.”

Florence Lebey was born in 1958 in Versailles. Her father made a living from doing silk-screen prints. This activity aroused her interest for art. She attended the Atelier Roederer, then Camando school where she followed courses of interior design. In the 1980s, she went back to Tourgéville, homeland of her mother, to join her husband, farmer and Calvados producer in the area. But she preserved her passion for art. In 2012, she created with five other painters "La p’tite galerie" in Honfleur, where she could express her creative spirit.
Promenade Michel d'Ornano
TOURGEVILLE
Chair by Annette Boyer
“I was asked by Trouville-sur-mer to create a chair. I've used several techniques and materials to represent my artistic career. In front of the sea, you may sit on my deckchair representing a mermaid. Like the striped tissues of the seaside deckchairs, the mermaid’s body is striped with bright colours. The comfortable armrest reminds the relentless movement of water. The fish tail made of a metallic interlacing, takes inspiration from the fishing net. It is perfect to relax your legs and have a nap. I’ve chosen this sculptural and poetical deckchair as well as the small romantic garden around it.”

Annette Boyer, insatiable and prolific plastic artist, does not limit herself to an only mode of expression: paintings, collages, engravings, and sculptures build up a generous and unclassifiable work. The materials used - metal, paint, soil, resin and paper - are perfect to express her fantasy.
She is entirely open to a pure artistic expression through drawings and collages, driven by a passionate emotion and imagination. Her expertise, mixed with an astounding creativity, makes you discover a poetic and fantastic universe which only belongs to her.
64 rue du Général Leclerc
Villa Montebello
TROUVILLE-SUR-MER
Chair by Anne Joseph
This chair evokes the rich collections of the Musée Villa Montebello. A timeless heritage made of seaside works and architecture in a garden situated in front of the sea.

“As a cultural mediator at the Musée Villa Montebello since 2000, I’ve been welcoming both children and adults who wanted to discover the permanent and temporary exhibitions of the Museum. Teaching plastic art remains my favourite activity.”
64 rue du Général Leclerc
Villa Montebello
TROUVILLE-SUR-MER
Chair by Claudine Arras
This painting represents water and serenity at the heart of Vauville.

Claudine Arras, architect by training, started devoting herself to painting about 15 years ago, after attending a course held by Joëlle Tomasso.
She now has her own studio in Normandy. Her painting is based on colours and matters. She gets her inspiration from photos taken on different sites, in particular in the Pays d’Auge, where the shades of colours are multiple. Painting was for her an opportunity to use different tools, supports and shapes.
L'église
VAUVILLE
Chair by Yvelise Holopherne
"For Fauteuils en Seine, I decided to create fun patterns linked to the place where the chairs are placed. I've proposed a subject about water and animals living in this environment. I’ve used colours and forms representing the underwater world. Life abounding in water inspired me for this pictorial creation.”

Her career:
Member of the society of Basse-Normandie artists since 2005
Art therapist graduated in 2004
Silver medal of the "Arts - Sciences - Lettres” society in 2006
Prize of the City of Torigni in 2010
Boulevard de la mer
BENERVILLE-SUR-MER