Pierre Hermé Creates An Edible Easter Homage To Artist Beat Zoderer

Swiss Artist Beat Zoderer is best known for his multi-banded colored metal sculptures which spherical ones resemble rubber band balls, globes and eggs. When Paris based confectioner Pierre Hermé first encountered Zoderer's work, he admired his paintings before discovering the singular power and grace of his metal sculptures. This led Hermé to the idea of paying tribute to the sculptor by freely taking inspiration from it.

The Oeuf Supramat D'Apres Beat Zoderer (The Supreme Egg after Beat Zoderer):

The Chocolate Egg (inset) with one of Zoderer's large installations at the Taubert Contemporary:

More examples of some of Beat Zoderer's sculptures:

He would create this marvelous Easter egg that not only conveys the fascination and simplicity of a Beat Zoderer sculpture, but serves as a formal exercise in chocolate-making style. Multi-coloured bands of chocolate embrace each other lightly over the shell of an egg with a voluptuous covering of Pure Origine Brésil, Plantation Paineiras dark chocolate with citrus fruit, red berry and spices hints, sustained by chocolate powerful flavours. The edible masterpiece sits upon a pedestal which conceals a secret drawer filled with an assortment of chocolates.

Not available to purchase online, the HOMMAGE À BEAT ZODERER, A creation by Pierre Hermé is in an edition limited to 15 pieces, can be picked up at their boutiques in Paris.

Pure Origin Bresil Plantation Paineiras Dark Chocolate.
Weight: 875g, drawer contains a 120gr chocolate assortment.
Price: €210.00

Pierre Hermé offers many beautifully sculpted edible Easter eggs and chocolate, below are a few of their other Easter eggs offered this year.

▪ 72, rue Bonaparte, 75006 Paris. M° Saint-Sulpice. Tél.: 01 43 54 47 77.
▪ 185, rue de Vaugirard, 75015 Paris. M° Pasteur. Tél.: 01 47 83 89 96.
▪ Galeries Lafayette, 40 boulevard Haussmann, 75009 Paris. M° Chaussé d’Antin Lafayette. Tél.: 01 43 54 47 77.


stephanie gale said...

another brilliant post, but this one really speaks to my 2 top loves; metal scuplture & finely made chocolate! What a delight to see both of these fabulous creations! Thx, Laura!( I'm planning my trip to Paris...);-)

laura sweet said...

Stephanie Gale,
So glad you enjoyed this. And so jealous you're planning a trip to Paris.

Bon Voyage!

stephanie gale said...

aww, you're so sweet, but no!
I do *wish* I was going to Paris! but I only meant it as a joke to say that I'd love to fly all the way to Paris just to go to that chocolatier's shop! Alas, no such luck, in reality!

C'mon people, it's only a dollar.

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