Roussel made this little memento after he had lunch on July 29th, 1923 with the astronomer and writer, Camille Flammarion. He saved a star-shaped cookie from the occasion which he encased in a silver pendant with glass. The piece was sold after his death in 1933 and discovered by chance by Georges Bataille at a flea market. Bataille gave it to his then-lover, Dora Maar who kept it for the rest of her life.
“A collection of five precious objects designed as jewellery boxes.The box becomes the jewels. Each box tells its own story.
The ultimate grown-up toy for women. Flamboyant rainbow steps lead to a
little dolls house that you can open. All its elements can be pulled
apart and worn; the mirror ball hanging from the ceiling, the
chinoiserie plique-à-jour screen, the shoes, the Chiavari chair…the
phone becomes the ‘Ring’ ring. This private space for women is designed
like a silk boudoir.“