16 New Pieces at Galerie Kreo

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Galerie Kreo has inaugurated its new gallery space in Paris with an exhibition featuring work by Naoto Fukasawa, Jasper Morrison, Wieki Somers (above) and others.

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Above: Frames by Jasper Morrison

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Above: Tavolino table by Alessandro Mendini

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Above: Water bench by David Dubois

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Above: Carbon Laderée by Marc Newson

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Above: Coffee Table Swatch by Hella Jongerius

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Above: Concrete consoles by Martin Szekely

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Above: Mirror Moon by Pierre Charpin

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Above: Levitating lamp by Front

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Above: Karbon long chair by Konstantin Grcic

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Above: Hanger by Naoto Fukasawa

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Above: Table basse by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec

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Above: Bellflower Lamp by Wieki Somers.

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The following information is by Galerie Kreo:

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The new gallery space is located 31, rue Dauphine, Paris 6ème in the prestigious neighbourhood of Saint Germain.

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The space (450 square meters in a historic XVIIth century building classified as a 'French heritage site') has been arranged by architect Laurent Butazoni. The opening of our inaugural show was on September 13th. The show, called "16 new pieces", will display 16 original pieces made by the 16 different designers we have worked with and continue to work with since the beginning of Galerie Kreo.

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Here's the list of the pieces that are presented:

DESIGNERS’ LIST – NEW SPACE - GALERIE KREO – « 16 NEW PIECES»
OPENING ON Saturday SEPTEMBER 13TH  2008 –
31 RUE DAUPHINE PARIS 6ÈME

BAUCHET François – BOOKSHELF « CLAUSTRA »
BOUROULLEC Ronan & Erwan – WOOD AND RESIN COFFEE TABLE –  NAME NOT DEFINED YET
BRIZIO Fernando – « HB DRAWING » SHELL
CHARPIN Pierre – MIRROR « MOON »
DUBOIS David – « WATER BENCH »
FRONT DESIGN –« LEVITATING » LAMP
FUKASAWA Naoto – « HANGER »
GRCIC Konstantin – LONG CHAIR « KARBON »
IRVINE James – « CASINO »
JONGERIUS Hella – COFFEE TABLE « SWATCH »
MENDINI Alessandro – ÉTAVOLINOÉ
MORRISON Jasper – « FRAMES »
NEWSON Marc – « CARBON  LADDERÉ
SEYMOUR Jerszy – « METAL SCUM » LIGHT
SOMERS Wieki –« BELLFLOWER » LAMP
SZEKELY Martin –« CONCRETE » CONSOLE

PHOTOGRAPHY: Fabrice GOUSSET courtesy Galerie Kreo

  • Zenza

    Nice work! I wonder how much that ladder designed by Marc Newson costs… €100.000! :D

    Gotta love Fukasawa’s open mind!

  • omar

    bit of wood with some nails in!! are you kidding me!!

  • Rox

    Funny I saw Fukasawa in the my local hardware store and few months back buying that wood and nails.

  • Xit

    lol Rox

    The coat rack is such a drab statement, Duchamp left the doors wide open for this kind of abuse way back.

    Also why bother pointing out what is so common place. People already do this sort of improvisation without a designers help or observation, eg like using a wooden cable bobin as small table.

    I would agree that design needs to go back to basics but this won’t take us there, this a like a swerveball sending us off into charlatan art/design.

  • Ren

    Japser Morrison after hitting your career sommet, you should take a nice break and come back when your inspired.

  • jack

    Bouroullec table is fantastic.
    It is refreshing to see something Designed in the design world, that’s Design with a capital “D”!

  • http://www.thorstenvanelten.com tve
  • Xit

    @ tve ^ Ive seen this in real and the nails are overscaled and not standard nails (I believe ?)

  • http://www.ayzitbostan.com abc

    -i love the mirror of pierre charpin.
    so clear and gorgeous.

  • Jo

    most of these designers built their reputations creating beautiful objects in response to practical constraints. that’s what they’re really good at. take away the practical stuff and you’re left with rather sad and empty objects. pretty, but so what.

    there are designers and artists who specialise in developing beautiful objects in response to intellectual constraints, but they are not famous or trendy, and therefore, might take more effort to sell … the above designers should stick to what they are good at, and leave the world of conceptual design to those who know what they are doing.

  • http://www.lescarnetsdudesign.com/ Lily

    I was there. Love Galerie Kreo. The mirror of pierre Charpin and Bouroullec table are very beautiful pieces

  • jeff K

    I hope Morrison and fukasawa are making a critical statement against ‘gallery design’ by producing works that are so blindingly simple to make at home, they are rendered almost worthless to anyone except the collector.

    Or maybe they are just super lazy

  • Maxeñce

    K. Grcic make a really bad design, like Christophe Pillet, it´s sad. And in this exhibition, i like the Jongerius´s work, ¡ it´s amazing!

  • mama

    Fukasawa is top notch. Morrison’s design is simply taking lazy advantage of his established name, Newson has nothing new to say, surely the world must be over his soft curves by now. Grcic disappoints too.

  • Sven

    I like Fukasawa a lot, but his coat rack is a copy!

    Check this out:

    http://www.artificial.de/index2.php?app=kategorie&mod=produktdetail&kategorieid=10&produktid=47&start=&menu_id=98

    It’s been designed by thomas jelinek and sold as a commercial product for at least 5 years.

    Bad thing about simple ideas is that usually somebody had the same idea before.

  • mama

    I take it back – what happened Mr Fukasawa – don’t Fukawithus please!

  • wuaji

    great fukuzawa!
    what a difference… here its the future guys = save, simple, eco, antimaterialism.