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STUDIO COGITECH

“MATRICE”

JANUARY 30 - APRIL 26, 2014

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Pathway, 2012-2013 
Set of ten low tables
Brass and hard stone
H/35-40-45 x L/260 x W/80 cm
Unique piece in a series of 10
Galerie BSL

Taher
Chemirik

Pathway, 2012-2013 
Set of ten low tables
Brass and hard stone
H/35-40-45 x L/260 x W/80 cm
Unique piece in a series of 10
Galerie BSL

Gaspard
Hex

Pathway, 2012-2013 
Set of ten low tables
Brass and hard stone
H/35-40-45 x L/260 x W/80 cm
Unique piece in a series of 10
Galerie BSL

Taher
Chemirik

The Bride, 2012 
Chandelier
Brass and copper
H/500 x L/150 x W/70 cm
Unique piece
Galerie BSL

Taher
Chemirik

The Bride, 2012 
Chandelier
Brass and copper
H/500 x L/150 x W/70 cm
Unique piece
Galerie BSL

Taher
Chemirik

The Bride, 2012 
Chandelier
Brass and copper
H/500 x L/150 x W/70 cm
Unique piece
Galerie BSL

Taher
Chemirik

Rough Sea, 2012 

Taher
Chemirik

Rough Sea, 2012 
Screen
Brass
H/230 x L/300 x W/50 cm

Taher
Chemirik

In one large movement the ‘Rough Sea’ screen articulates a three meter long brass wave, just like a cuff which evolves freely in space, on the scale of a house.

The five meter high ‘Bride’ chandelier trails on the ground his stylised train of brass and copper flowers. Faux ingénue, the metal guipure gown unfurls at a wild pace, linking the brass and copper finishes: polished, satiny, brushed, but also indented, pinkish, bluish and burnt.

The modular ‘Pathway’ table is a combination of ten tables with brass legs and irregular tops carved from a hard stone. The ‘pathway’ can be customized with tables that can be separated individually or gathered to form one single table. The ‘Pathway’ table sets are produced in hard stones chosen for their rarity and aesthetic qualities: sardonyx, obsidian with white flakes, Imperial porphyry from Egypt, lapis lazuli, pinolite, seftonite, diorite orbiculaire, eclogite, smaragdite, green porphyry from Greece.

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Taher
Chemirik

Poet of metal and jewellery artist Taher Chemirik produced for Galerie BSL the ‘Interior Treasures’ collection.

Creator of his own eagerly collected line of jewelry and present in the Musée des Arts Décoratifs de Paris, collaborating for twenty years with the most prestigious fashion houses – Chloé, Hermès, Balenciaga, Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Roger Vivier, Loewe… – Taher Chemirik demonstrates a true panache in the realm of furniture, expressing a style which is both poetic and structured, lyrical and architectured, flamboyant and balanced.

Cabinet; screen; chandelier; table; mirror…: the ‘Interior Treasures’ are each unique pieces, hand-made in his Parisian workshop in fine and timeless materials. Each of these works has the beauty of a sculpture, dense as well as sensual, refined and dramatic. His immediately recognizable signature as jewelry artist, unfolds in pieces of large dimensions which combine the strength of a resolutely contemporary style with the superb workmanship of the decorative arts. For his expression is also fuelled by the infinite possibilities provided by the workmanship of the materials: brass; copper and rare hard stones that he ‘pacifies’ or disrupts with the contrasts between the polished mirror and satin, smooth and indented, flat and voluminous.

Taher
Chemirik

Born in 1955 in Algeria, Taher Chemirik is a graduate of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs de Paris. He began his career designing costumes and accessories for the Opera de Paris and the Comédie Française. He then became a decorator for Ralph Lauren Stores. In 1990 he decided to dedicate all his time to his passion for jewels.

His striking artistic talent immediately captivated his audience. This was the beginning of a twenty year collaboration with the most prestigious fashion labels: Chloé; Hermès; Balenciaga;

Chanel; Yves Saint Laurent; Roger Vivier; Loewe, etc. In parallel, Taher Chemirik developed his own line of entirely hand-made jewelry in his Parisian workshop. His immediately recognizable signature designs won him the Time title in 2007 as one of the top most influential current designers in all domains. Three of his jewelry pieces are part of the permanent collection at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris.

From 2009, Taher Chemirik has created his first objects for the home, two styles of porcelain vase produced by Bernardaud, notably unique and limited edition pieces. He was then entrusted by Christofle to update a 19th century silver tableware set, then in 2012 India Mahdavi presented his first table centrepieces in wooden and metal flowers.

Taher
Chemirik

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Taher
Chemirik

Large Smoke Cuff
Oxidized silver 140g, black diamonds, silver chain

Gaspard
Hex

Monotlith Ring
Massive silver 100g, black tourmaline

Gaspard
Hex

Atlantis Santorin Ring
Massive silver 60g, water opal, Ethiopian opal, rough diamond

Gaspard
Hex

Snake Ring
Massive silver, Ethiopian opal, black diamonds

Gaspard
Hex

The Dragons of the Castle Double Ring
Oxidized massive silver, dinosaur fossil tooth, dyed araldite
Massive silver, Ethiopian opal, two black diamonds

Gaspard
Hex

Iridescent Quartz Ring
Silver, iridescent quartz, bismuth cristals

Gaspard
Hex

The Opale of the Temple Ring
Massive silver 60g, Ethiopian fire opal

Gaspard
Hex

Atlantis Ring
Massive silver, bismuth, iridescent quartz, opal fragments, Australian opals

Gaspard
Hex

The rings by Gaspard Hex for Galerie BSL are all unique pieces. Each one is a micro-universe inspired by ancient mythologies, involving post-urban ruins and primitive nature, in a spirit where witchcraft, rituals, enchantment and the fantastic blend together.

These fusional creations are talismans, amulets or ‘Horcrux’, where opals, quartz, silver and black diamonds play the leading role – without forgetting, in the ‘Dragons du Château’ ring, a fossilized dinosaur tooth. Their esoteric power makes everyone who wears jewellery by Gaspard Hex a purveyor between several worlds, a messenger.

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Gaspard
Hex

Born in Saõ Paulo in 1989, Gaspard Hex is primarily a musician, a DJ in Paris and in Berlin, an experimental electronic music producer, before engaging in jewellery creation under the influence of Alina Alamorean. The Gates of Hell by Rodin, Jérôme Bosch, David Lynch, Peter Greenaway, Francis Bacon, are essential references for him, along with the Berlin techno, Rick Owens, German expressionist cinema or the work on materials by Anselm Kiefer.

Making light of borders between arts and disciplines, between the past and the future, between material and spirituality, Gaspard Hex, at barely 23 years old, has succeeded in setting up an identified world which belongs to him alone. At the Ecole de la Rue du Louvre, he reinforces his technical background equipping himself with all leverage for innovation: as evidenced by his work from melted wax, which transmutes silver in a new way into rocky flows.

The ‘Smoke’ bracelet which retains the imprint of his fingers and the fixed traces of drops of wax evokes his fascination for fire, its destructive as well as purifying power, but also the work by a certain Maarten Baas.

Gaspard
Hex

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Gaspard
Hex

Organ donation Uterus Choker
Ceramic, reduction glaze, sang de bœuf

Charlotte
Cornaton

Organ donation Bones Choker
Ceramic, reduction glaze, sang de bœuf

Charlotte
Cornaton

Organ donation Uterus Choker
Ceramic, gold luster glaze

Charlotte
Cornaton

Organ donation Heart Choker
Ceramic, reduction glaze, celadon and sang de bœuf

Charlotte
Cornaton

Chakra Single Stem Vases
Ceramic and glass
54/77/100 x 20 x 20 cm

Charlotte
Cornaton

Organ donation Black breast Pendant Necklace
Chamotte ceramic and brass

Charlotte
Cornaton

Organ donation White breast Pendant Necklace
Crackled ceramic and silver

Charlotte
Cornaton

Organ donation Heart Pendant Necklace
Ceramic and silver

Charlotte
Cornaton

Honed with acute accuracy, Charlotte Cornaton’s creations are deceptively more difficult to grasp than first impressions imply. Each one is an open fragment of reality which remains enigmatic, a manifestation within the realm of hallucination.

In 2013 Charlotte Cornaton produced the ‘Chakra’ single stem vases for Galerie BSL, stunning mineral creations in line with the ceramics presented in October 2012 at La Réserve in Paris, as part of the private Fiac itinerary.

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Charlotte
Cornaton

Born in Paris in 1986, Charlotte Cornaton followed a ceramics course in 2008 at the Central Saint Martins School in London mentored by Anthony Quinn, then graduated top of her year in 2009 from the École supérieure d’arts graphiques (Esag) Penninghen in Paris.

Visual artist and video maker, she works in a transcultural spirit on social issues such as contemporary vanitas, criticism of appearances or femininity, through video and ceramics. In 2010, 2011 and 2012, she participated in group exhibitions ‘Chambres à Part’ at La Réserve and at the Shangri-La, as part of the private Fiac itinerary. In 2012, she produced ‘Corpus Femina,’ a project involving three ceramic costumes about femininity, during her residency at the European Ceramics Workcentre (EKWC) at S’Hertogenbosch in the Netherlands.

‘Don d’organes’ (Organ Donation) is a collection of jewellery inspired by the body and produced entirely by hand in ceramic, silver and bronze, using a wax casting and setting technique. The heart, lungs, buttocks, breasts, as well as the stomach, humerus, collarbone and uterus: small and large organs appear, revealing their most intimate secrets like flowers finally blooming. A work reminiscent of Georgia O’Keeffe as well as Salvador Dali.

Charlotte
Cornaton

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Charlotte
Cornaton

With his second series called “Cèdre” (Cedar), Charles Kalpakian bases his oriental origins in metal to create a screen and a light designed in one stroke, like calligraphy in space. Here again, the designer remains committed to erect these sculptural steel spirals, functionally evocative of the symbol of Lebanon, a tree. A second visual demonstration which is impossible for this young designer to produce beyond the gallery space considering his work as “a search for a handcrafted essence, a blend of techniques and disciplines in order to obtain an unmistakeable style for each object.” 

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Charles
Kalpakian

Charles Kalpakian was born in 1982 in Beirut (Lebanon).

Holder of a BTS Design Produit in 2004, he did a product design apprenticeship within the Ora-ïto agency before joining architects Leberre and Guillois as design assistant in 2005 and 2006. He collaborated with Frédéric Ruyant, ChafikDesign and VeniseWorkshop as a designer and interior designer. He then worked for the Christophe Pillet agency as a designer, then head of the design team in 2007-2011.

In 2012, for his first individual exhibition, Galerie BSL commissioned a collection of four wall cabinets called “Cinétisme” (Kineticism) and a collection of a floor lamp and a screen called “Cèdre” (Cedar). Six limited-edition pieces that reveal the three roots of Charles Kalpakian’s design: France, Lebanon and the culture of Street Art. These influences are evident in the reinterpretation of certain motifs from the history of decorative arts such as French marquetry, and iconic motifs from Lebanese history and geography such as Lebanese cedar wood, filtered by urban and contemporary culture. The stroke is still clean, even if the gesture sometimes resembles writing or calligraphy. 

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Charles
Kalpakian

With a good grounding in Street culture, the Franco-Lebanese designer Charles Kalpakian, previously head of the design team at the Christophe Pillet agency, has retained the physical posture of graph and a real understanding of colour: as if drawing on an imaginary wall, his projects become three dimensional to join the ground or very real walls.

In 2012, for his first individual exhibition, he reveals in six pieces edited by Galerie BSL a unique world, the foundation stones of a design language which blends historical and geographical references in a completely new way.

With “Cinétisme” (Kineticism), a hypnotic collection of contemporary wall cabinets, Charles Kalpakian pursues his exploration of the scientific phenomenon of bistability applied to furniture, or how to shock our brain pathways with an ambiguous image which changes our perspectives by using the confusion of visual perception. Unexpected and immediately “eye-catching” in the true sense of the word, these four cabinets in corian, lacquer and wood marquetry have established themselves like functional paintings. This outstanding series which flirts with the spirit of Vasarely is an audacious encounter between science, Street art and Op art.

Charles
Kalpakian

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Charles
Kalpakian

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Charles
Kalpakian

Résidence Décoration, april 2012 - Download

Charles
Kalpakian

« Cèdre » screen, 2012 
Lacquered steel, color upon request
H/185 - L/140 - W/30 cm
Signed and numbered pieces
Galerie BSL edition of 30

Charles
Kalpakian

« Cèdre » screen , 2012
Lacquered steel, color upon request
H/185 - L/140 - W/30 cm
Signed and numbered pieces
Galerie BSL edition of 30

Charles
Kalpakian

« Cèdre » screen, 2012
Lacquered steel, color upon request
H/185 - L/140 - W/30 cm
Signed and numbered pieces
Galerie BSL edition of 30

Charles
Kalpakian

« Cèdre » floor lamp, 2012
Lacquered steel, wood, mirrors, LEDs
H/168 - L/75 - W/26 cm
Signed and numbered pieces
Galerie BSL edition of 25

Charles
Kalpakian

« Cinétisme IV » wall cabinet, 2012 
Corian, lacquer, wenge, mirror
H/125 - L/125 - W/31 cm
Signed and numbered pieces
Galerie BSL edition of 8

Charles
Kalpakian

« Cinétisme IV » wall cabinet, 2012
Corian, lacquer, wenge, mirror
H/125 - L/125 - W/31 cm
Signed and numbered pieces
Galerie BSL edition of 8

Charles
Kalpakian

« Cinétisme IV » wall cabinet, 2012 
Corian, lacquer, wenge, mirror
H/125 - L/125 - W/31 cm
Signed and numbered pieces
Galerie BSL edition of 8

Charles
Kalpakian

« Cinétisme III » wall cabinet, 2012
Corian, lacquer, American walnut, mirrors
H/140 - L/252 - W/26 cm
Signed and numbered pieces
Galerie BSL edition of 8

Charles
Kalpakian

« Cinétisme III » wall cabinet, 2012
Corian, lacquer, American walnut, mirrors
H/140 - L/252 - W/26 cm
Signed and numbered pieces
Galerie BSL edition of 8

Charles
Kalpakian