Designer Pierre Charpin’s dainty minimalism during Maison & Objet
February 20, 2017 - table lamp
Pierre Charpin was recently named a 2017 engineer of a year for Maison Objet, a earlier home furnishings uncover hold in Paris in Jan and September. A preference of a French designer’s work was on arrangement during January’s fair, including collaborations with oppulance lifestyle code Ligne Roset, celebrating what competence be called a clarity of dainty minimalism.
With a credentials in visible art and knowledge operative in a Milan studio of British engineer George Sowden (one of a founders of a Memphis group) in a early 1990s, Charpin eventually grown an seductiveness in Italian pattern and a prolongation process. Whether collaborating with a customer like Alessi, a kitchen and housewares company, or formulating an disdainful square for a gallery, such as Kreo in Paris, he says he doesn’t heed between industrial prolongation and smaller, some-more singular productions. “All my work has a common thread to it,” he settled in a Maison Objet-produced video. “Everything is associated in a way.”
His high-end pieces for Ligne Roset competence not seem immediately related, though they share sculptural lines and a clarity of imagination and play. The 1980s-inspired Slice armchair, creatively designed in 1998 and relaunched in 2016, can be extended with a further of resolutely colored blocks or “slices,” radically branch it into a chaise longue. The Stump accent table, delicately hewn from a singular square of white Carrara marble, is some-more calm in a pattern though nonetheless distinguished and versatile.
Meanwhile, a equestrian-inspired Mobidec footstool, braggadocio a saddlelike shape, creates a matter in impediment orange. No reduction thespian is a Desa list lamp, a ethereal mainstay of mouth-blown opal potion with a black steel “belt.”
The best underline of Charpin’s contemporary seat and objects is that they seem initial as art, afterwards as functional.
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Laura Pearson is a freelance writer.
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