Karen Chekerdjian, ‘Quarter Rainbow’, 2014, Design/Decorative Art, Mirror polished stainless steel and mirror polished copper, Carwan Gallery
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Karen Chekerdjian

Quarter Rainbow, 2014

Mirror polished stainless steel and mirror polished copper
49 1/5 × 2 9/10 × 48 2/5 in
125 × 7.3 × 123 cm
Location
Athens
About the work
Carwan Gallery
Athens

Trans|Form invokes liminality, a fluid and malleable situation that throws everything into …

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Series
Limited Edition of 10 + 1P + 2AP
Manufacturer
Karen Chekerdjian
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Marco Pinarelli
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, ‘Quarter Rainbow’, 2014, Design/Decorative Art, Mirror polished stainless steel and mirror polished copper, Carwan Gallery
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About the work
Carwan Gallery
Athens

Trans|Form invokes liminality, a fluid and malleable situation that throws everything into question, perpetuating change and constant mutation. A dining table becomes a rock formation; a vase becomes a sheet of metal; a platform becomes a lamp.
A plurality of different material and functional beginnings metamorphose …

Medium
Series
Limited Edition of 10 + 1P + 2AP
Manufacturer
Karen Chekerdjian
Image rights
Marco Pinarelli
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

Quarter Rainbow, 2014

Mirror polished stainless steel and mirror polished copper
49 1/5 × 2 9/10 × 48 2/5 in
125 × 7.3 × 123 cm
Location
Athens
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