Karen Chekerdjian, ‘Living Space’, 2012, Carwan Gallery
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Living Space, 2012

Rattan, acajou wood
27 1/5 × 19 7/10 × 105 9/10 in
69 × 50 × 269 cm
Edition 7/8 + 2AP
This is part of a limited edition set.
Location
Athens
About the work
Carwan Gallery
Athens

Sculptural and functional, this piece combines a lounger, coffee table, stool, and magazine rack …

Medium
Design/Decorative Art
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, ‘Living Space’, 2012, Carwan Gallery
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About the work
Carwan Gallery
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Sculptural and functional, this piece combines a lounger, coffee table, stool, and magazine rack into a single unit that becomes more than furniture. It is a living space, verging on architecture. This collection began many years ago with Living Space I and II. Living Space III harkens back to the radical designs of …

Medium
Design/Decorative Art
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.

Living Space, 2012

Rattan, acajou wood
27 1/5 × 19 7/10 × 105 9/10 in
69 × 50 × 269 cm
Edition 7/8 + 2AP
This is part of a limited edition set.
Location
Athens
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