The new pieces designed by Daphna Laurens and presented in the ‘Cirkel’ exhibition at Galerie Gosserez are all based on the same shape: the circle. ‘Fantasy embellishes the object by encircling it, illuminating it from within with those precious images of which it reminds us or to which we feel an instinctive connection.’ Luigi Pirandello, 1904.
This double formal and functional language best characterizes the two designers. Their pieces do not immediately reveal the function of the object. The form comes first, through the design, the function is second. The mirrors and the coffee table thus result from a meticulous collage of forms, adding or removing lines, volumes and surfaces to accomplish these objects which have formal beauty as well as being functional of which the table is emblematic: the circle is manipulated here in every form, extruded, twisted, … to offer a double function: storage and a table. Whilst the lamp for leaning against the wall is a little creature which is looking through the walls to the other side, completes a collection with humor.
designer: daphna laurens
venue: galerie gosserez | 3 rue Debelleyme | 75003 paris
time: tuesday to saturday from 2pm to 7pm and by appointment | tel: + 33 6 12 29 90 40
date: 24 november >14 january 2012
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