Established in Paris, Galerie BSL commissions unique and limitededition pieces that explore the shifting borders between art and design, sculpture and function, emotions created by the human hand and those born from technological innovation, modeling new frontiers in the approach to the object. The gallery represents both established names and emerging talent working in today’s international Design Art scene.
In Miami, Galerie BSL unveils the first pieces of furniture by Taher Chemirik, the internationally renowned jewelry designer named by Time as one of today’s most influential designers, and whose creations are featured in the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. Brass, copper and sardonyx hard stone give shape to beautifully sculpted pieces: a five meter long chandelier trails a copper and brass flower train; a three meter long sea of brass waves stands as a screen. Along with his coffee tables, these sensual, refined and dramatic “Interior Treasures” vouch for the wealth of a talent that expresses itself through volume, whatever the scale.
Unveiled last June in Basel, the ‘Naturoscopie’ collection by Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance is represented by the black lighting and new white versions. Design Art is here infused with an emotional imprint, one of nature when the sunlight filters through the foliage of a tree via LEDs, and digital programming.
On the walls, the eye-catching cabinets by French-Lebanese Charles Kalpakian are true functional paintings flirting with the spirit of Vasarely. David Adjaye’s copper mirror and three vessel ‘Star’ collection for Gaia & Gino offer another play on geometry. These micro-architectures in copper and black Swarovski crystals are presented for the first time in the US by ‘Designer of the Year 2011’, one of the world’s leading architects of his generation.