O P E N I N G R E C E P T I O N
S E P T E M B E R 1 5 , 6 - 8 P M
8527 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90069
(entrance on West Knoll Dr)
In association with Cristina Grajales Gallery.
Duke & Duke gallery and Cristina Grajales Gallery are proud to announce the exhibition of Paris based furniture and lighting designer, Christophe Côme. Along with his use of industrial materials , Christophe Côme’s new designs are enthused with an architectural balance and sophisticated craftsmanship. Côme’s designs evoke a strong sense of composure with his ability to manipulate his mediums, creating sculptural presentations and details. The opening reception will be held Thursday, September 15, 2011 in association with Cristina Grajales Gallery.
Côme, having originally studied as a sculptor, learning the traditions of casting bronze, continues to combine the ideals of multi-dimensional perspectives and structural abstraction of objects, turning his pieces into works of art. His furniture has demonstrated a curiosity of pure light and weighted darkness inspired by natural elements that create an everlasting style and unique continuity. Côme’s designs have the ability to articulate linear iron structures into graphic statements, complimented with patterned industrial glass. Côme has presented a unique contrasting style with his adornments of hand-crafted glass that converse elegantly with the patinated wrought iron. His opulent lighting designs, that are melted, carved and molded, transform into luminescent sculptures that are translated in honey ambers to opaque white tones. Côme’s work holds true to French design in traditions of quality and timeless sensibility within his modern design.
Christophe Côme is a successor of genuine French craftsmanship, and his works have been considered to the likes of Jean Royére and Pierre Chareau. His designs have been collected by the Design Museum in Lisboa, Portugal, shown at the Art and Antiques in Dubai, and installed within the Peninsula Hotel’s Chanel boutique in Shanghai.
For further information about Christophe Côme, please contact Cristina Grajales Gallery.