Photos of the new liturgical furnishings for Paris Cathedral - at a total cost of about €6M - were published on LeFigaro.fr (June 23).
Paris Archbishop Ulrich chose the commercial designer Guillaume Bardet to create the ambo, cathedra, altar, tabernacle and baptistery with the task of bringing the cathedral “into the 21st century” [= into decadence]. Bardet chose a bronze altar, while all the other artists suggested stone.
The reliquary shrine of Christ's famous crown of thorns will be placed in a wooden stand with bronze thorns (bottom picture) made by Sylvain Dubuisson, also a commercial designer.
The furniture nicely expresses the emptiness of the Novus Ordo.