trans|form collection by karen chekerdjian at design miami/basel 2015 trans|form collection by karen chekerdjian at design miami/basel 2015
may 14, 2015

trans|form collection by karen chekerdjian at design miami/basel 2015

trans|form collection by karen chekerdjian at design miami/basel 2015
all images © marco pinarelli

 

 

 

beirut’s carwan gallery presents ‘trans|form’, a three part collection of limited-edition objects by lebanese designer karen chekerdjian. the objects, which will be presented as a solo exhibition at design miami/basel 2015, explore the idea of function-based metamorphism. instilled with an innate sense of liminality — a transitional stage in a process — each piece is in a state of constant, perpetual change and mutation. a dining table is also a rock formation, a vase becomes a hunk of solid metal, a platform morphs into a lamp. the plurality of materials and functions engage in an uninterrupted dialogue with their environments, which help ground the forms within a contextual framework


‘trans|form A low table’, edition 1/10; mirror, oxidized & brushed stainless steel 

 

 

 

the pieces were restructured and formed by hand, and bare a multitude of impacted gestures, lived experiences and narratives. ‘trans | form’ will be presented june 16 – 21 at design miami/basel 2015 in basel, switzerland

 

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‘trans|form B low table’, edition 1/10; mirror, oxidized & brushed stainless steel 

trans|form collection karen chekerdjian carwan gallery designboom
‘trans|form C low table’, edition 1/10; mirror, oxidized & brushed stainless steel


‘trans|form D low table’, edition 1/10; mirror, oxidized & brushed stainless steel 

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‘trans|form full rainbow’, edition 1/10; mirrored stainless steel & copper 

trans|form collection karen chekerdjian carwan gallery designboom
‘trans|form half rainbow’, edition 1/10; mirrored stainless steel & copper


‘trans|form full rainbow’, edition 1/10 detail 


‘trans|form terra continens low table; mahogany, mirror, copper plated brass

trans|form collection karen chekerdjian carwan gallery designboom
‘trans|form confessional screen’, edition 1/10; brushed aluminum & brass 


‘trans|form confessional screen’, edition 1/10 

trans|form collection karen chekerdjian carwan gallery designboom
karen chekerdjian
image © nadim asfar

 

 

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  • plurality of materials and functions engage in an uninterrupted dialogue with their environments, which helps ground the perpetually changing forms within a contextual framework.
    Whoa.
    Them’s a lot of words. This sounds serious.

    Ron Smith says:

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