carwan gallery presents karen chekerdjian's first solo exhibition in the US
carwan gallery presents karen chekerdjian's first solo exhibition in the US carwan gallery presents karen chekerdjian's first solo exhibition in the US
nov 27, 2015

carwan gallery presents karen chekerdjian's first solo exhibition in the US

carwan gallery presents karen chekerdjian’s first solo exhibition in the US
quarter rainbow
image © marco pinarelli




during design miami/ 2015 carwan gallery presents, karen chekerdjian‘s first solo exhibition in the US. the beirut-based artist show contains objects that range from rainbows, to tables, to spaceships, to blocks, and are ingrained in a design process that is driven by random, conscious encounters and aesthetic refutations. this allows the parameters of transformation to be rearranged, continuously influencing how one works and why.

karen chekerdjian
half rainbow lighting piece
material: copper – stainless steel
color: copper – mirror finish
250 (w)x 7.3 (d) x 125 (h)
image © marco pinarelli




the gallery has commissioned many works to karen in the past four years and has exhibited her design objects in more than ten international art and design fairs, as well as curated exhibitions. carwan gallery has selected the best of the designer’s work to showcase her unique talent.

karen chekerdjian
iqar / centre table 
size: 125 (l) × 94 (w) × 40 (h) cm 
material: aluminium 
color: silver
image © nadim asfar




chekerdjian’s work falls into a category of its own, one that could be called ‘industrial handicrafts’. unanchored from its time thanks to their blend of traditional manufacturing technique and industrial aesthetic, distinctively lebanese and yet also international, these objects are comfortable in almost any kind of space, as much at a traditional home as they would be in a minimalist interior.

karen chekerdjian
terra continents
material: copper, solid mahogany, solid mahogany fourche
color: copper, wood
size: 179 (w) x 171 (d) x 50 (h) cm
image © nadim asfar

karen chekerdjian
spaceship i
material: oxidized brass
color: black
element 1: 129 (l) x 57 (w) x 40 (h) cm
element 2: 42 (l) x 40 (w) x 36 (h) cm
image © nadim asfar

karen chekerdjian
object 04 
material: brass
color: gold
image © nadim asfar

karen chekerdjian
trans d 
material: oxydized stainless steel, polished stainless steel, stainless steel mirror finish
size: 165 (w)x 104 (d)x 40 (h)
image © marco pinarell

karen chekerdjian
object 04
image © nadim asfar

karen chekerdjian
image © marco pinarell

karen chekerdjian
object 03
image © nadim asfar

karen chekerdjian
spaceship ii 
image © nadim asfar

karen chekerdjian
material: brass and copper rainbow
size: 140 (l) × 80 (w) × 41 (h) cm
image © nadim asfar



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