Originally designed in the 1960s, the octagonal Petalas coffee table was inspired by the folded paper structures of origami, and originally reutilized the leftover pieces from another of Zalszupin’s table • the Andorinha • for its fabrication. With elegant curved wood making up its minimal and striking form, the Petalas is a Brazilian mid•century classic reissued for the first time since its original launch.
Model : Petalas Coffee Table
Designer : Jorge Zalszupin
Period : 1962
Dimension : 30.5 × 119.4 × 119.4 cm
The theme of Henry’s sculpture is the tension between the making and staging of figures that seem to belong to the real world, and the degree to which they echo our experiences and sympathies.
Sean Henry’s sculptures are individually painted by the artist using oil and other paints on the bronze or ceramic surface.
Henry has become adept at the manipulation of scale and almost always avoids life-sized representation. He explores the narrative capabilities of sculpture through a variety of strategies; by using more than one figure; by the economical use of contemporary iconography; and by a masterful ability to suggest psychological presence. His figurative sculptures are self-contained, often pensive, preoccupied by their inner imaginings. They exude what the ancient Greeks used to call sophrosyne, or self-control. This sense of being grounded is central to Henry’s figures and creates their strong physical presence, their sense of being and enduring. He has an ability to pare down his objective material and conceptualize the essential inner self whilst combining this with his consummate skill as a sculptor and painter and his understanding of form and mass. His first solo show was in London in 1988 and he has since gone on to exhibit his work widely in both solo and group exhibitions throughout the UK, USA, Sweden, Germany, Holland, Italy, Australia, Greece and Switzerland at some of the most prestigious galleries.
Past projects range in scale from Couple – the UK’s first permanent offshore sculpture – a critically acclaimed large scale, 13m high, 18m wide bronze and steel sculpture installed off the North East coast of England in Northumberland, to an indoor installation of nine sculptures at the new premises of Standard Chartered Bank in the City of London. Other notable works include the three figured Man With Potential Selves, located in the centre of Newcastle Upon Tyne and at the Cumberland Hotel, Marble Arch, London, Melancholia an intimate 10cm deep relief sculpture and John (Standing) a 31″ high depiction of a homeless man that the artist met in London.
In 2008 Scala Publishers published the first comprehensive monograph on Henry’s work, written by the art historian Tom Flynn, which was followed in 2011 by Scala’s publication of Conflux to mark the artists biggest exhibition to date at England’s Salisbury Cathedral, which attracted over 100,000 visitors during its run, a record for the Cathedral.
Sean Henry lives and works in the UK; he is married and has three children.
Courtesy of LKFF
Model : Blue Jeans
Designer : Sean Henry
Period : 2010
Dimension : 82×83
Material : Bronze and oil paint
A trip to Beirut inspired Frédérick Gautier to create the CUBE lamp. “Beirut is a city of urban chaos, a city in full reconstruction. I was fascinated by the brutalist EDL building, the headquarters of the ‘Electricity of Lebanon’ and by the tiles with the trompe l’oeil cube pattern in perspective,” says Gautier, who created the CUBE floor/table lamp that has a missing corner. This missing corner ensures that the lamp’s beam of light can be directed sideways towards a wall. CUBE was originally released as a limited edition for collectors, but Serax is now bringing it into mass production.
Designer : FREDERICK GAUTIER
Period : 209
Dimension : L15 x W15 x H15 CM
Material : concrete
Isabelle de Borchgrave is an artist who has sought, and indeed discovered new directions in contemporary creation. She has made works in bronze, she has painted and she has authored installations on commission from public bodies and international fairs, most notably at the Tour de Picasso, France. Isabelle is an indefatigable explorer of a new aesthetic landscape – through her painting, her installations and her myriad creations.
Isabelle’s experience and her wide range of interests transform her world view, and indeed ours. Her hunger for knowledge is constant and eclectic. The intellectual library from which she draws is vast. Her hands are restless in their search for creative possibilities, in a ferment of activity – exploring, creating and shaping astonishing images.
‘Isabelle de Borchgrave’ has without any doubt become a name, a logo almost in her own right, a label that one immediately associates with fashion and paper but also a name that is intimately linked to the contemporary worlds of art and design. She has worked closely with Caspari and with porcelain makers Gien, Target, Villeroy & Boch. Isabelle has both a sparkling imagination and a tenacious work ethic and she uses both to guide us into and through a multifaceted artistic labyrinth. With her as guide we discover a unique aesthetic vision – a galaxy of light, fantasy and craftsmanship. Her world makes up a whole; fabrics and wallpaper, table services and curtains, sheets and tailored decorations for both special events and intimate evenings. It is a universe in which she has grown and evolved, one which she has coloured with her own lived experience and which she animates with her deep art-historical knowledge.
Isabelle’s imagination is always at work. She is always alert, open and curious about the world around her. We might say that she travels joyfully in the steps of art history, and through the artistic traditions of global and traditional costume making. Isabelle is also a follower of the Nabis art movement; she too reinterprets the world around her as it unfolds its richnesses in an endless dream of shimmering colour.
Designer : ISABELLE DE BORCHGRAVE
Period : 2019
Origin : BELGIUM
Model : Orestto
Designer : MARTIN MASSE
Period : 2019
Dimension : L 210 x l 100 x H 37 cm
Written words hold an important graphic strength, as much through the mark ink leaves on paper, as through images words bring up to our minds. The art world has long employed words; one can think about Magritte, Marcel Broodthaers or Alechinsky to name only a few from around here. In many artworks, words have progressively replaced the images and have themselves become the object of representation.
Julia Vance (born Hamburg, 1968 – nationality: Norwegian), associates through remarkable stone sculptures, the “representer” and the “represented”. Both complete each other, become confusingly intertwined and lose themselves until the viewer can no longer distinguish where the word begins or the image ends. The representer finds its meaning through the sculptural composition and the letters arrange themselves to give meaning to the representer.
courtesy of LKFF
Model : VI Cube (Unique)
Designer : Julia Vance
Dimension : 9 x 9 x 9 cm
The Lana (wool) chair explores the use of Momostenango Wool in a new context, Momostenango wool is a special rough Wool from the Guatemalan Highlands, typically used for rugs and tapestries, we aimed to create a chair that elevates the material as the main element of the object, with curved concentric lines and that allows the wool flow naturaly.
Designer : AGNES STUDIO
Materials : UPHOLSTRY: 100% NATURAL MOMOSTENANGO WOOL
CORE: HIGH DENSITY FOAM /BASE: CONACASTE VENEER
Gerrit Rietveld was one of The Netherlands’ most important 20th century furniture designers and architects, and a key early member of the country’s De Stijl modernist movement. So what joy that one of his key pieces is now being reissued.
The stunning 1963 Steltman Chair was originally commissioned by Steltman jewelers in The Hague, as seating for betrothed couples perusing wedding rings. In fact only two were made, and the surviving one – now in Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum – was used as the basis for this limited edition.
Rietveld’s symmetrical chairs are each made up of three right-angled elements that seemingly stand on top of or against each other.
Model : STELMAH CHAIR
Designer : GERRIT RIETVELD
Period : 1963
Dimension : 71.1 × 48.3 × 44.5 cm
Material : NATURAL OAK
Creating furniture driven by pure form. Allowing materials to “speak” and producing works that express creative freedom in a joyful manner without anything too serious. Furniture that is like sculpture, elegant and timeless. Poggioli has a love for materials, in his own words is “obsessed with form and shape.”
Poggioli, as a designer, is obsessed with shape and inspired by the art of Malevich, Kandinsky and the architecture of Tadao Ando. He also responds to the playfulness and shapes of mid-century Italian designers. His creations are also material driven with a preference for marble, stone, lacquer and velvet.
Model : Petra
Designer : JORIS POGGIOLI
Period : 2019
Dimension : L32 W32 H52 cm
Numered and signed by the artist
FRANCESCO BALZANO IS A FURNITURE AND OBJECTS DESIGNER BASED IN PARIS. HIS RESEARCH WORK IS A PERMANENT TRIBUTE TO THE BEAUTY OF TIMELESS THINGS. THE SIMPLICITY IS USED AS AN ULTIMATE SOPHISTICATION, MIXING NOBLE MATERIALS, PURITY OF LINES AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF EVERYDAY LIFESTYLE. THE DESIGNER MAKES CUSTOM AND LIMITED-EDITION PIECES FOR ART AND DESIGN GALLERIES AROUND THE WORLD. FRANCESCO BALZANO IS REPRESENTED IN THE USA/CANADA/SA BY STUDIO TWENTY SEVEN, IN PARIS BY KOLKHOZE AND IN BELGIUM BY CAROLINE NOTTE. HIS WORK IS ALSO PRODUCED BY THEOREME EDITIONS AND ORMOND EDITIONS
Model : Primitif
Designer : VELASCO VITALI
Period : 2019
Dimension : L 60 x l 50 x H 45 cm
Material : Pierre Pietra di medici