” I’m crazy! Are you dedicating a room in your house entirely to your collection? For Yvan Éon, that dream has come true. This Saint-Caradec resident (22) suffers from a very severe addiction: the acute collectible. By our calculations, 36 different (and again, has he shown us everything?) and amassed serious collections: at least ten units for each. “I’m doing this wholeheartedly,” he begs. The problem is that I have a lot! »
Trophies, Pokémon figures, radio sets…
Because it collects everything. Absolutely everything. “Even the candy wrappers lament his wife, Dominique. Even! This addiction has a name: hoarding. The man has so much that his house has become cramped. So he has to buy the building 30 meters from his house to continue collecting.” “Over there, it’s a shambles. Hell”. It’s simple: they’re everywhere. Dozens of mugs hanging from the ceiling. In the background, right next to the pine trees, a (tall) array of radio sets. “And that’s just the ground floor. This guy is crazy, this guy is crazy! »
Yvan Éon has a simple vision for the collection: everything can be put together. On the shelves, “collector’s” cans mingle with Pokémon figures, ovens, silkscreen wine bottles – “There’s one from Loudéac! » – pogs, perfume miniatures, champagne corks, beer caps…
collector and creator
There is even a WC in one corner of the room. “I love it! It’s original, isn’t it? I found it in a trash can. There are also “arts” because Karakos is also a creator. At the entrance stands a miniature reproduction of the contemporary work called Long Term Parking: like the artist Arman, heaped carcasses on concrete spilled out.
Attic turned into museum
But beyond all these whims, which sometimes lead to illogicality, Yvan Éon’s life can be summed up in seven letters: Ferrari. “I keep calling.” His wife nodded. “There isn’t a month where a package doesn’t arrive! The couple may have agreed to limit the collection to a single room, but the room overflows. The wall on the stairs is full of plates. A bursting window in the master bedroom. “And that’s nothing! You haven’t seen the attic…”
There is no day that I don’t come
The room is literally full, you can barely walk. But no clutter: the collector is very meticulous, everything is classified and sorted. “When I’m bored, I stay there until 5 in the morning. There is no day that I don’t come,” he said.
500 miniature cars and… Ferrari thongs
A real cave of Ali Baba. If there is a Ferrari product, there is very little chance of escaping it. In addition to 500 miniature cars – “This cannot be found in France, this is a limousine!” -, the room is full of strange treasures. Bottle opener, landline phone, car seat, Barbie, coffee table, earrings and… Ferrari thong (yes, there is!). And again, not everything is visible. “I have my clothes in these boxes: wool, collars, T-shirts, shoes…”
Not forgetting the most beautiful parts. Found by chance in Mont-Saint-Michel, a bronze portrait of the brand’s founding father, Enzo Ferrari, and a boat paid for 80 euros are “extremely rare. Did you know they did this? »
He hunts and hunts again, constantly reviewing flea markets and flea markets. But there is something plausible in his unreasonable passion: the budget. It claims to aim for “less than €15”. I search online resale sites and mainly target China and their replicas. They are really good there.”
Dreaming of visiting Ferrari headquarters in Maranello. It would be my Lourdes for me
And here is the secret of a crazy collection, a piece of love. “I stay amateur, I don’t want to hear about market value”. Idil is not about to stop. “I dream of visiting Ferrari headquarters in Maranello. It would be my very own Lourdes”.
Yvan Éon is distinguished by several collections: Kinder figures from the War Ministry, cinema posters and bandaged gauze, unopened, from 1953. Contact: [email protected]