'THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME'
Gallery COLLECTIONAL is proud to present our inaugural exhibition 'The Shape of Things to Come', to open our new space in Dubai.
Combining pieces from renowned designers that have never been seen before in Dubai, our opening exhibition 'The Shape of Things to Come', curated by Catalina Ruiz-Urquiola, features a hand-picked selection of cutting-edge design with the world premiere of exclusively commissioned works by Dutch designer Sabine Marcelis created especially for Gallery COLLECTIONAL.
Browse the featured artists and designers or visit us to see the exhibition for yourself.
The merging of two cultures and a marriage of craft, Nada Debs and Studio Lél, collaborate to recreate the signature carapace table in an alchemy of colors, symbolic of both worlds. Rooted in the philosophy of her brand to explore different crafts from around the world and find material expressions that speak the language of a place and its people, Nada Debs envisioned a recreation of her signature carapace table using Lél's craft of stone inlay. Materials: Amazonite onyx and marble on metalLimited Edition 1 of 8 (1st Edition, showcasing at Gallery COLLECTIONAL)Accompanied by a signed certificate of authenticity Press release: Preview
Panton Chair, designed by Verner Panton, is a beautiful award-winning chair. Vitra developed the Panton Chair Duo in close collaboration with the Panton family. It follows the same production principle as the Panton Chair Classic, with a glossy lacquered surface that optimally accentuates the bold colors of the various combinations. The Panton Chair Duo comes in five pairs of colors marked with a 'limited edition' label. 2 in pine green/blue, 2 in blue/violet, 2 violet/ pink, 2 in pink/red, 2 in red/bright orange. Set of 2 Chairs | Limited Edition of 999
The Village is inspired by Gabriele Salvatori’s wish to explore the concept of home within the context of today’s global society and reinterpret it through the medium of design, whilst addressing fundamental themes of contemporary living. To recreate the rich and diverse structure of a typical village, we invited a select group of designers from around the world to share their idea of home, each bringing their own inimitable combination of outlooking, culture and background. The result is a fascinating and wonderfully eclectic collection of miniature houses, that, like the global village we inhabit, reflect an extraordinary array of styles and approaches. What links them, however, is the use of natural stone, that enduring and beloved material that has been used since time memorial to construct buildings, art and monuments that provide refuge and inspiration for mankind. From the very first rudimentary dwellings of cavemen and women, it has protected and enveloped us, the very same characteristics we still look for today when we choose our home, our haven. Designers such as Rodolfo Dordoni, Kengo Kuma, Elisa Ossino, John Pawson, Patricia Urquiola, Vincent Van Duysen and Yabu Pushelberg accepted our challenge, each contributing their precious and unique interpretation of the concept of home, expressed in a miniature piece of very special and absolutely original architecture. The Village is a natural continuation of Salvatori’s commitment to reinventing the concept of home décor by developing pieces that express “home” as a holistic experience that touches all our senses and nurtures our soul.
Gravity Zodiac, designed by Salvatori Design Center, is a homage to the extraordinary capacity of natural stone to transmit an energy that changes with every person with whom it comes into contact. We set about harnessing that in a meaningful way that would resonate with whoever held it in their hands. The result is the Gravity Zodiac collection of twelve spheres, each associated with a sign of the zodiac, its ruling planet, and a stone and, consequently, a particular energy. To accentuate the association with the planets, each sphere was designed to rotate on a bronze base in a recreation of the motion of heavenly bodies. The idea behind the collection is to create a realignment with the energy of the ruling planet by revisiting the different celestial spheres through the characteristics of each star and its corresponding zodiac sign. Collection available in following: Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, and Pisces.
The CM 8 Console by Niko Koronis is a stunning piece of furniture that combines minimalist design with luxurious materials. This console table is crafted using Rosso Levanto Marble, a type of natural stone known for its rich reddish-brown color and distinctive veining patterns. The powder finish gives the marble a sleek and contemporary look, adding a touch of sophistication to the overall design. Its unique design and high-quality materials make it a standout piece that will add elegance and style to any space. The finish is different than the actual product finish
Tita is characterized by essential circular shape. Tita is a chair with a refined look able to get the attention of people thanks also to its enveloping shape. The characteristic of this product is that the padded seat is supported by three legs with beveled corners, one of which is higher than the others becoming the support for the curved backrest. Tita is available in velvet turchese. The finish is different than the actual product finish
The Ovoo table tells stories of faraway lands, belonging to the shamanic cult typical of Mongolia. The inspiration of this collection is the concept of “ovoo”: the piles of stones used as reference points at the top of the mountains, were in fact the inspiration for the overlapping of lacquered wooden top and base in glossy curry combined with other elements in patina brass casting.
The OUK, designed by Vincent Dupont-Rougier for the Delcourt Collection, challenges our ideas of balance and symmetry. In Ceramic, this exquisitely wrought round side table perches atop a square plinth. Featuring a refined and timeless aesthetic, this piece elevates and opens any room it occupies.
Inspired by architectural marvels like Le Corbusier’s chapel in Ronchamp, the seating pieces in the Echos family by the Delcourt Collection are intended to last a lifetime and pay tribute to a natural asceticism. With the EKO Armchair, an expressive and sculptural design features tensed lines and curved shapes meant to interlock and interact with each other.
House of Finn Juhl
The Chieftain Chair, designed by Finn Juhl. The iconic Chieftain Chair is one of Finn Juhl’s absolute masterpieces, representing the peak of his career as a furniture designer. At its introduction in 1949, the chair marked a renewal of the Danish furniture design tradition. Today, it is perceived as one of the most important exponents of the Modern Danish movement in the US during the 1950s. The chair is available in walnut or oak with upholstery in selected, exclusive leather types. Upholstery in cognac and frame in walnut.
House of Finn Juhl
Reading Chair, designed by Finn Juhl. In 1953, Finn Juhl designed this simple, unpretentious, yet thoroughly well-designed and visually pleasing chair. The chair is perfectly fit for private homes, hotels, restaurants and conference facilities alike. The Reading Chair is manufactured in oak with a back piece of oak and walnut or in a fully black painted version.
House of Finn Juhl
Pelican Chair, designed by Finn Juhl. His fascination for surrealism is visible in the Pelican Chair. Out of all his many designs, the Pelican Chair was probably the one furthest ahead of its time. The Pelican Chair is produced in two versions - with or without buttons. It is manufactured with a cushion and upholstered by hand in Denmark in fabric. The legs are available in oak, walnut, or black paint.
A lamp was created as a result of a fascination with the possibilities offered by metallurgy. The light exposes what is most beautiful in brass. Here I see beauty in two different forms. The first are various types of dishes or shields. Their phenomenon is the occurrence of irresolvable conditions. The flat sheet is flaccid and prone to deformation. Only after its extrusion and giving its sphericity it gains its constitutionality. The second form is the heavy machine parts, simple and perfectly matched "geometries." Metropolis is a clash of both of these fascinations. The lamp is made by hand with entire brass, using traditional methods of metalworking and other ways, slowly fading into obscurity. An example of which are the plates executed by the metal spinning method.
Draga & Aurel
A superb and inimitable showcase of craftsmanship, this unique coffee table is part of the Transparency Matters Collection. Entirely crafted by hand through the casting techniques of both resin and brass, it is composed of a one-of-a-kind resin top boasting a polished emerald green tone that results from a unique combination of three layers of mold. The finished piece looks like a precious gem. The elegant column-style base is a cylinder made of brass enriched by a natural golden finish. Also available in other colors and measures, any variation in the top is not to be considered a flaw but a stylistic choice of the designer. Materials: Cast resin and Solid brass
In Ukrainian, PLYN means fluidity. Taking inspiration from water, a new design piece by Faina manifests soft power. Primitive massive blocks recall the outlines of coastal stones, which forms were naturally polished by water."Water is soft and accepting. At the same time, it overcomes all the rigid and rock. This soft power is revealed in PLYN sofa”, comments Victoria Yakusha, founder of Faina."I started thinking about acceptance and fluidity after the pandemic when we all felt on our skin that we couldn't affect some things. In today's world, acceptance is often equated with weakness and vulnerability. But it has its hidden power. Water moves stones with its softness.”PLYN sofa was presented at the personal Faina exhibition in Paris, which took place during Summer Solstice, the time of natural renewal. A Series of art photos crossed the parallel between the PLYN sofa and a human — consonant in their fluid lines and keeping the soft power inside.“We must learn from Water. Flexible and accepting, it changes its forms but never loses its essence. Accepting the outer world and interacting with it, we’ll reveal our soft power”.This piece is handcrafted from wood, natural textile, and soft filling. Besides a big sofa, PLYN soft range includes a bed, a small sofa, an armchair, and a bench. With soft, fluid lines yet a strong character, it brings natural calmness to the space. The finish is different than the actual product finish
Using a strict arrangement of semi-precious stones, Talisman 14 Pendant Light by Gabriel Hendifar for Apparatus recalls the fine details found on statues in the ancient city of Persepolis. Agate, jasper, or jade beads are pierced by finely fluted pins, affixing them to a leather-bound brass structure. The finish is different than the actual product finish.
Meteors slash through the sky, dazzling all who witness their strangeness. It is this primal, cosmic energy that is captured in METEOR. METEOR implements a delicate hand-picked selection of gradations of natural smoky quartz and natural clear quartz, conveying the dynamism and movement of cosmic matter plummeting to Earth. Warm light emanates through the naturally uncut crystals, providing a dramatic glow through dimmable LED technology.
In ancient cosmologies, the Empyrean was believed to be a heavenly place in the highest of heavens, occupied by the element of fire. The warm glow of the ceiling light Empyrean suspended 01 pays homage to this antiquated concept, as Gallée experiments with light through material hues, transparency, and luminosity. Paired with studies of space from today, Gallée observed the warped behavior of light around black holes and translated it into the refraction of light in the Empyrean light. 24m of LED-light strips illuminate the dark resin centerpieces from within, while the rounded edges contort the light rays, creating a floating effect that moves around the geometric composition. The thickness of the resin blocks with the intangible translucence of the light creates a compelling juxtaposition that constitutes a balanced yet playful aesthetic that teases the eye. Empyrean suspended 01 is the first light in the Empyrean collection. As Gallée experiments with the light-bending qualities of translucent resin, the Empyrean collection will grow and continue to catch the light.
Steven John Clark
PEARLY SKELP begs no camouflage, no pardons, and nothing further from the finest. Pearly skelp dons a military issue flat top as if it were a tiara. A commando of elegance and femininity, destined for the obstacle course of the evening's grand ball. HURRY NOW. Stand this fair lady up, she’ll knock your block quicker than you are to know better. A vision of beauty so rare.
George Geara Studio
Indulge in the ultimate comfort and sophistication with our Handcarved Solid Wood Lounge Chair, designed by the renowned George Geara. This luxurious chair features a handcarved solid wood backrest, full upholstered seat in "velvet" fabric, and 10mm laser cut, powder-coated steel legs with polyamide detail, all designed to provide unmatched comfort and style. The intricate details of the handcarved solid wood backrest are a true work of art, while the soft velvet fabric of the seat provides a cozy place to relax. The legs of the chair are expertly crafted with precision and finesse, creating a bold and modern look that contrasts beautifully with the organic shape of the wood. Designed in Beirut by the designer George Geara, this chair is a testament to his design expertise and impeccable craftsmanship.
George Geara Studio
Experience luxurious comfort and contemporary style with our AMALGAM Lounge Chair in white. Featuring a hand-carved solid wood backrest and a fully upholstered seat in fabric, this chair is designed to provide maximum relaxation. The 10mm laser cut, powder-coated steel legs with polyamide detail add a touch of modern elegance to the overall design. Upgrade your living space with the AMALGAM Lounge Chair and elevate your lounging experience.
The JAZ console conveys opulence and luxury with its unique and angular shape, reinforced by the purity of the stone. Delcourt Collection aims and succeeds in offering a master piece with great bravura once again Having designed furniture for the likes of Cartier and Louis Vuitton, as well as the Palazzo Farnese in Rome, Christophe Delcourt is no stranger pieces that convey opulence and luxury. The JAZ console table, in impeccable Grand Antique d’Aubert marble, perfectly showcases this aspect of his work. The unique, angled shape reinforces the quiet splendour and purity of the material, ensuring this table will lend any interior space an air of majesty.
Iperbole S Chair, designed by Ferruccio Laviani, is a chair with curves and lines that generate shapes and surfaces which intersect defining volumes. The Iperbole chair is a fusion of the Emmemobili craftsmanship and the latest technology, which is multilayer bent wood. It has a seat and a backrest made of leather. It features nubuck leather upholstery.
This 'Karuselli' swivel lounge chair by Yrjö Kukkapuro, originally designed in 1964 features a strong fiberglass shell, soft black leather upholstery, and a chromed steel swivel mechanism that rotates and tilts to achieve the most comfortable sitting position. Designed with ergonomics in mind and perfectly proportioned to cradle the human body Finnish architect and designer Alvar Aalto established a legacy of durable and modern decor options with Artek, founded in 1935. This 'Karuselli' swiveling lounge chair by Yrjö Kukkapuro would work great in a Post-Modern, Mid-Century Modern, Space Age Mod, Scandanavian Modern or Danish Modern home or penthouse apartment but could also look fantastic in a Contemporary or Zen / Minimalism room. Also consider mixing it up in a Traditional, Transitional, Hollywood Regency, Classical or Art Deco room with a splash of juxtaposition. Would also be an apt choice in a commercial project such as a hotel lobby lounge or members club, creative design studio or high-rise executive office. Sold As: Set of 2 Seat Height: 36.8 CM
Vittorio Introini for Saporiti, pair of lounge chairs, in suede and chrome, Italy,1969 This set of two lounge chairs is designed by Vittorio Introini and produced by Saporiti in chrome and dar green upholstery. The lounge chairs feature a steel shell with thick, comfortable cushions inside. The steel is polished and therefore works as a mirror. This cubist designed is finished with elegant details and nifty buttons and connections. The large cushions makes sure these easy chairs are highly comfortable. Upholstered in dark navy-green fabric, which makes these chairs slightly extravagant. The fabric is in good condition. If desired reupholstery is possible in any kind of leather or fabric of your choice. The very experienced craftsman of our in-house atelier are specialist on reupholstery of design furniture. With high attention for the original, they make sure every piece retains it's value and is ready for the many years to come. Seat Height: 40 CM
‘The Wave’ is part of the award-winning series Hyperplanes of Simultaneity (2016-2019). The project was presented with an exhibition in 2016 at Palazzo Reale, Milan and suddenly was considered a virtuous example of the union of tradition and innovation: a combination of virtual reality and painting. It was a huge success ahead of its time and in the same year, "Hyperplanes of Simultaneity" obtained the Lumen Prize, the international award for the best works of art created with the use of new technologies. Diptych-Oil on canvas
The Mobile Chandeliers are delicate structures balanced in perfect equilibrium. Constructed following the principles of a mobile, these are arrangements of linear tubes, geometric light sources, reflective surfaces and counterbalancing weights. The pieces rotate freely and delicately, creating an ever-changing lighting configuration unique to the space they occupy. Each Mobile Chandelier is individually tailored to ensure the balance of its approximately 200 hand-crafted patinated-brass components. Every piece is unique in its dimension and compositional balance, due to the varying weight of the mouth-blown opaline glass. Unique Edition.
Drawing inspiration from the world of literature and art, Torch Floor Light provides an exclusive way to elevate the decor of any room. Combining a powerful marble base with a black and gold finish, it offers reliable stability and exquisite design. Torch is the perfect way to bring a hint of luxury into any space. Black & Gold marbleGlobe in handblown clear glass diffuserLED source
The Rosae Pedestals demonstrate the designers Goula/Figuera's ability to tame and constrain a material while creating a unique duality. These solid Walnut or Brushed Oak side tables have a textured base and legs that have been gouged and scooped out that starkly oppose the smooth and silky tabletop.
A glowing evening sun shimmers. Hewn legs cast in lost wax bronze support a dramatically elegant top. The straw marquetry is dyed by hand in our own workshops to five subtle tones of Burnt Coral before being inlaid in a sunburst pattern. Designed by Antonio da Motta, the inspiration draws from Yoruba ideas of power and belief. Finishes: Burnt Coral Straw, Bronze Patina
A system of marble tables is a milestone in research into interlocking furniture without joints or locks. For the "Eros" tables, the construction solution involves a gravity joint between the top and the leg, obtained thanks to the truncated conical section of itself. The Eros collection includes Mangiarotti’s research into breathtaking balancing structures. Crafted entirely from precious marble, it features a carved eyelet through which a conical base is fitted and used to stabilize the entire design.