Christophe Côme 2017
Publisher: Cristina Grajales Gallery
Publication Date: November, 2017
Cristina Grajales Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition of works by Christophe Côme, opening on November 2nd, 2017. This is Côme’s third solo show with Cristina Grajales Gallery, and will celebrate 10 years of collaboration.
Based in Paris, Côme creates sculptural furniture and lighting design through his manipulation of industrial materials, resulting in objects that are elegant and timeless. This exhibition will focus on a collection of unique furniture and lighting designs that illustrate the progression and experimentation in Côme’s work over the years.
Côme is an avid observer of the world, and his perspective forms the idiosyncrasies found in his designs. From spider webs illuminated by the morning sunlight to the rhythm of the New York City skyline, Côme has the remarkable ability to transform his inspirations into exquisite works of art. His work has a distinctive style of pure elegance that is balanced with a contemporary outlook.
Côme is the progeny of a great tradition of artists and craftsmen. He studied under the French sculptor Louis Derbe where he learned the technique of casting bronze. Côme’s original creations were sculptures and jewelry, but towards the mid 1990s he started exploring furniture forms. After a visit to a glass studio in 1995, he began incorporating glass into his pieces. The addition of this medium revolutionized his work. Côme’s work has been featured in some of the most important residential interiors around the world, as well as Chanel boutiques internationally. His work is also included in the permanent collection of the Corning Museum of Glass.