This website is a place of initiation, an invitation to discover the Art of Life.

Its name pays tribute to the dragonfly, our universal emblem, evocative of the perpetual motion of Life. Indeed, Nature lies at the Centre of everything and brings us back to our own Centre.

Throughout my projects, I have always aspired to create and to convey this Art of Life. I wished to break with tradition in order to form today this ecosystem of well-being, while respecting Nature and its cycles, the land, the Men – farmers, artisans, artists, producers and freethinkers… – and the beautiful know-how.

Through the Domaine des Etangs, located in the Charente Limousine region, a place of Life and of well-being spread over 2,500 acres, in equilibrium between the Sky and the Earth.

Through the Collection Dragonfly, a universal and universalist collection of contemporary and ethnic art, minerals, objects and books, all channelling a message of wisdom, knowledge and heritage.

Through Créations Dragonfly, a line of objects that place the spotlight on the know-how of artisans, respectful of time and of natural resources. Through books, a selection of products and objects related to Nature and its observation, as well as specialties by local producers… which will soon complement the range.

And, today, through opening this “window”, dragonfly.fr, which will, I hope, reach your heart and your eyes, perhaps fill you with wonder, make you smile and, above all, reconnect you with the essential principles of Nature.

« The First Art is Nature and Life. »

Garance Primat, Dedicated Creative Entrepreneur

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Irina Rasquinet

Artiste

« Beauty is fearless »

Irina Rasquinet

Irina Rasquinet is a Russian artist born in 1974 in Chechnya. She grew up in a war-torn country and defines herself as an artist with “vacant roots.” As a teenager, she studied in Russia where she joined an experimental art school in Moscow. There she learned to release her creativity and was eager to try new perspectives. In 1997, the artist joined the School of Decorative Arts in Paris.

Fascinated by the French language, which has a distinctive place in Russian history and culture, Irina Rasquinet draws on word games or expressions with a poetic and surrealistic theme, which often delights those who discover it for the first time

As words are often the starting point of her creations, the title of each of her pieces carries particular significance.

With examples such as Roule-moi une pelle (2007), Terre à terre, (2008), Langue de bois, (2008) or Nature (sus)pendue, (2008), the artist takes fresh and imaginative look at these spoken expressions, and makes them resonate through her strong themes, such as love, identity and nature. From her elaborate and whimsical jewels (created for the Jean-Charles de Castelbajac house in particular) to her monumental sculptures, Irina Rasquinet's playful and abundant universe unfolds. Giving free reign to her child-like vision of the world, the artist creates spontaneously and without calculation, freed from all conceptual baggage, questioning with humour the realities of our contemporary world.