Karen Chekerdjian, ‘Iqar’, 2003, Carwan Gallery
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Karen Chekerdjian

Iqar, 2003

Aluminium
15 7/10 × 49 1/5 × 37 in
40 × 125 × 94 cm
Edition of 12+2AP
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Location
Athens
About the work
Carwan Gallery
Athens

Polished to a mirror-like finish, this low-slung centre table blurs the line between origami and …

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Karen Chekerdjian Studio
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Nadim Asfar
Karen Chekerdjian
Lebanese-Armenian
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Beirut-based designer Karen Chekerdjian creates “industrial handicrafts,” objects that marry contemporary pattern and design with traditional workmanship. The Lebanese-Armenian designer got her masters from the Domus Academy in Milan, where she studied under Massimo Morozzi, a member of Italy’s 1960s Archizoom group. She returned to Beirut to open her own studio in 2001; a store followed in 2010. When she couldn’t find factories like those she had worked with in Italy, Chekerdjian shifted her focus to handmade works made in collaboration with local artisans—carvers, brassmakers, embroiderers, and glassblowers. Along with furniture and objects, she has had several high-profile interior design commissions, including the Beirut flagship of Lebanese couturier Maison Rabih Kayrouz.

Karen Chekerdjian, ‘Iqar’, 2003, Carwan Gallery
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About the work
Carwan Gallery
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Polished to a mirror-like finish, this low-slung centre table blurs the line between origami and metallurgy. Made of a single sheet of aluminum, scored and carefully folded by hand, the table looks like a paper plane, while its name and painstaking method of creation reminds us of the rewards, rather than the risks, …

Medium
Manufacturer
Karen Chekerdjian Studio
Image rights
Nadim Asfar
Karen Chekerdjian
Lebanese-Armenian
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Beirut-based designer Karen Chekerdjian creates “industrial handicrafts,” objects that marry contemporary pattern and design with traditional workmanship. The Lebanese-Armenian designer got her masters from the Domus Academy in Milan, where she studied under Massimo Morozzi, a member of Italy’s 1960s Archizoom group. She returned to Beirut to open her own studio in 2001; a store followed in 2010. When she couldn’t find factories like those she had worked with in Italy, Chekerdjian shifted her focus to handmade works made in collaboration with local artisans—carvers, brassmakers, embroiderers, and glassblowers. Along with furniture and objects, she has had several high-profile interior design commissions, including the Beirut flagship of Lebanese couturier Maison Rabih Kayrouz.

Karen Chekerdjian

Iqar, 2003

Aluminium
15 7/10 × 49 1/5 × 37 in
40 × 125 × 94 cm
Edition of 12+2AP
.
Location
Athens
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