François Cante-Pacos


French artist, born in 1946, who is a painter, sculptor and designer. In the 1970s, he designed furniture for Pierre Cardin and created the acronym for his famous «Espace», where the great couturier regularly exhibited his work.

Cante Pacos innovated and experimented with all the new materials that inspired his creativity: plastic, resin, polyester, etc. He was commissioned to create monumental sculptures for the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Gare Montparnasse, the modern towers of the La Défense business district, etc. Numerous galleries show his work and exhibit it at major fairs and events (Australia, France, New Zealand, Mexico, Germany, USA, etc.).

In the world of design, it was in 2018 that he reshuffled the deck by producing furniture designed in the 1970s but never built before. We are rediscovering Cante Pacos the designer, and all the success that his furniture had already achieved a few decades earlier under the Cardin banner. His creations are both contemporary and timeless, in tune with the times and rooted in the tradition of the great cabinet-makers. With the added bonus that they are the work of a sculptor and a poet: their shapes intrigue and touch us, mysterious, sensual and attractive, halfway between jewellery and sculpture.