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.
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.
Scala Leather Round Stool is a unique and dynamic design created by Stéphane Parmentier exclusively for Giobagnara. It represents an iconic form inspired by the "stacked" shape often seen at the base of some buildings in Italy. It is a part of the Scala Collections of furniture pieces characterized by a stacked, circular shape entirely wrapped in dark red leather (Bordeaux) with a delicate graphic line and supported by three short cylindrical legs.
Britt Moran and Emiliano Salci are taking us to Asia with the Oriente Lamp series. Striking in its form and materials, Oriente lamps are as befitting for an oriental palace as it does in any discerning space. The lamps come in two distinct versions. Both in painted metal covered with printed silk available in floral motif or plain silk (cream/off white color). Decorative details in polished brass and painted metal in three colors. Ribbed glass internal lampshade. Exposed power cord is considered as an essential part of the design.
Single Slinkie is a rug designed by Patricia Urquiola and hand-knotted in the cc-tapis atelier in Kathmandu, Nepal. It is a design story revolving around color, a succession of chromatic evolutions developed in a composite universe of organic shapes. The rug is made with a cotton weave, Himalayan wool, and pure silk.
Memory 40 Cards, designed by Stéphane Parmentier, represents a nod to the childhood games. It features a leather frame box in Printed Calfskin Golf leather in black and white colors with a Plexiglass cover. This Memory game in leather marquetry draws its inspiration from the 20th-century art and design vocabulary favored by the avant-garde of the Thirties, the works of Sol Lewitt, and objects and illustrations by Enzo Mari.
Agave cabinet designed by Hector Esrawe is a metaphor and a homage to the ancient tradition surrounding the culture of mezcal; its expression is influenced by the heart of the Agave plant (also known as “piña”). The cabinets are produced in wood and metal or brass; each of the sets designed will be slightly different due to the unique skills of the artisans that craft them.
Scala Night Stand, designed by Stéphane Parmentier, is a distinctive bedside table inspired by the “stacked” shape often seen at the base of some buildings in Italy. It is made of white lacquered wooden structure and covered with White Suede leather. The key to this table's elegance is the absolute precision of proportions, materials, and colors.
The Roi stools evoke the outline of chess pieces or a pommel horse. It draws its stylistic vocabulary from the tradition of turned wood, in this precious and fine art consisting in subtracting, hollowing out, and redrawing the material so as to glorify it.Materials: Base in dark grey ceramic. Seat made in wood lined with foam and covered with leather (Stolz)Made in France
NEPENTHES is inspired by the carnivorous plant Nepenthaceae, named after this mythical, soporific potion, the flamboyant Nepenthaceae seduce their prey with enticing interiors, sweet scents, and sugary nectar. NEPENTHES expresses these dangerous but pleasurable properties through a sculptural contrast between the hard geometry of solid brass tendrils and the glowing delicacy of amorphous hand-blown glass.
Agglomerati presents at ALCOVA 2021, MASS its first collection of functional art-objects made exclusively in stone, designed together with Australian furniture maker Fred Ganim. Upon its extraction from the earth, marble is cut into large cubic volumes. MASS explores the reduction of these volumes, subverting the material’s inherent behaviors. Grounded by its weight, the sheer mass of the material uses gravity as a structural force, cantilevering a system of moveable shelves so that they appear to float parallel to the ground. Each modular piece slots together, serving as lecterns, shelves or tables, and can be assembled in any number of variations.
The COPAL table is part of the Syncretism Collection, which explores the convergence of contrasting ideas within the same space and time. Syncretism is the amalgamation of different religions, cultures, and thoughts. This collection celebrates traditional hand-carved techniques and embodies the rich heritage of skilled stonemasons, metalworkers, and woodworkers collaborating with EWE. Just like the idea of syncretism, the objects within this collection are simultaneously functional and sculptural. The inspiration behind the COPAL table comes from the ritual elements found in Mexico, which have facilitated syncretic ideas across different cultures. Specifically, the table draws upon the concept of “COPALeras,” which are objects resembling censers or open cauldrons used to burn COPAL.