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COLLECTIBLE FAIR: Probably the best European design show

COLLECTIBLE FAIR: Probably the best European design show

Since its creation in 2018, the Collectible Fair quickly became one of the most awaited design show, and possibly tied with Milan. Indeed, with only two years of existence, Collectible is already asserting itself as a fair where of quality exhibitors and products can be seen. During the few days of the show, the press, designers, architects, galleries and collectors revolve around the best pieces of the moment, finally giving the Collectible Design son salon dédié en Europe.

Fondé par Clélie Debehault and Liv Vaisberg, two seasoned women more than familiar with the Art world internationally, Collectible have brought a new freshness and hope for connoisseurs in search of the best pieces of contemporary design, Europe being historically rooted in the tradition of big publishers and design for the many. The Collectible fair is today the very example of a wanted and expected change in the world of design and designers themselves, that of being more akin to art and able to free itself from the major brand and ordinary fairs. Find out the best pieces that have caught our attention!

 

Dans l’ordre alphabétique…

 

 

A1043 à Collectible

 

The best of collectible design furniture pieces on view at Collectible fair 2019.
The best of collectible design furniture pieces on view at Collectible fair 2019.

The parisian gallery A1043 présentait des pièces très différentes les unes des autres au Collectible Fair mais avec le design contemporain et des pièces relativement nouvelles comme fil directeur. C’est ainsi qu’il était impossible de passer à côté de cet extraordinaire banc sculptural du designer Michael Schoner. Une pièce en acier inoxydable pliée comme une feuille de papier, et dont les facettes permettent de créer l’architecture du banc. De plus, nous avons aussi remarqué la lampe Van den Nieuwelaar of the duo De Vrijgieterij (Lucas Maassen & Hossie), and of which colorful plaster with a flowing appearance seems still fresh... Very nice designs.

 

 

Air de Paris

 

The best of collectible design furniture pieces on view at Collectible fair 2019.

Although we are entirely dedicated to contemporary design, it must be said that the Collectible fair is one of the events where reissues and contemporary design are going together very well. In that sense, we have therefore noticed some interesting pieces like Yellow Chair/Blue Chair, présentées par Air de Paris, an identical remake of the chairs that the French artist Guy de Cointet created in 1982 during his performance at the Théâtre du Rond Point.

 

 

Angela Willemsen / Maria Tyakina

 

The best of collectible design furniture pieces on view at Collectible fair 2019.
The best of collectible design furniture pieces on view at Collectible fair 2019.

It is with the utmost pleasure that we see designers previously met in other fairs. So we find Angela Willemsen – rencontrée au London Design Fair and who has partnered with Maria Tyakina in order to present a new version of her Shift Mirrors, en édition limitée. Grâce à une technique de chauffe, le métal se pare d’une couche d’oxyde qui lui donne tour à tour des aspects cuivrés ou dorés… Good work.

 

 

éditions du côté

 

The best of collectible design furniture pieces on view at Collectible fair 2019.
The best of collectible design furniture pieces on view at Collectible fair 2019.
The best of collectible design furniture pieces on view at Collectible fair 2019.

The éditions du côté – French publishing house of furniture and art works – presented on its stand two great pieces: firstly, the mirror Rayon Vert. Allegory of the horizon, its polished stainless steel bluish mirror surface has a strong reflectability and designers, Studio Briand & Berthereau, intend to bring us to a reflexion/reflection... Then, the coffee table Maddi Bi, to the cork base. Very graphic, the creation of Joan Tarrago combines good know-how and high creativity. 

 

 

Functional Art Gallery, Berlin

 

The best of collectible design furniture pieces on view at Collectible fair 2019.
The best of collectible design furniture pieces on view at Collectible fair 2019.
The best of collectible design furniture pieces on view at Collectible fair 2019.
The best of collectible design furniture pieces on view at Collectible fair 2019.
The best of collectible design furniture pieces on view at Collectible fair 2019.

We were aware of the work of Studio OrtaMiklos and Functional Art Gallery, so we were delighted to see the incredible Iceberg collection in person, duly represented within the Study Room. Make no mistake, these imposing furniture are of the greatest lightness, because made of expanded polystyrene with very thin and successive layers of resin. So every element seems to be immortalised forever and we like this. A bit like the artworks d’Andy Warhol présentées à leurs côtés, ces pièces vont sans nul doute traverser le temps sans encombre. Très belle collection.

 

 

Galerie Scène Ouverte

 

The best of collectible design furniture pieces on view at Collectible fair 2019.
The best of collectible design furniture pieces on view at Collectible fair 2019.

The Galerie Scène Ouverte presented design pieces that we paid particular attention to: indeed, we have found the work of designer Léa Mestres, whose work had amazed us during the Bienniale Emergences, as well as the massive work of American ceramist William Coggin, which happily reminds us of the roots of the blog. Two very beautiful sculptural pieces that have a real place in the Collectible Design et qui participent à faire du salon Collectible, un évènement où nous reviendrons tous les ans!

 

 

It's Great Design

 

The best of collectible design furniture pieces on view at Collectible fair 2019.
The best of collectible design furniture pieces on view at Collectible fair 2019.

The parisian gallery It's Great Design publishes projects of young designers spotted as prototypes, often during graduation presentations. The founder of the gallery, Marguerita Ratti, then helps to give a finished look to these design gems and thus supports the emerging designers. So we have seen the mirror Reflet by Claire Lavabre (presented at the famous Villa Noailles in 2013), composed of black granite and an ultra-reflective glass, thus renewing the classic look of mirror. There was also the fantastic installation Mirage by Juliette Le Goff et Nicolas Verschaeve, a panel of moving fabric that changes colors and appearance when activated by hand...

 

 

Jesse Visser

 

The best of collectible design furniture pieces on view at Collectible fair 2019.
The best of collectible design furniture pieces on view at Collectible fair 2019.
The best of collectible design furniture pieces on view at Collectible fair 2019.

Designer Jesse Visser était présent lors du salon, et présentait plusieurs pièces collectible design en édition limitée. Ainsi, on a pu apprécier le miroir Triptych XL, halfway between art and a functional decorative element as well as the light pendant Sunset/Sunrise, recréant ainsi ces deux phénomènes naturels dans une application formelle très poétique…

 

 

Kostia

 

The best of collectible design furniture pieces on view at Collectible fair 2019.

The collection Monolithe of designer Kostia is beautiful and ingenious, presenting pieces with simple lines, curved, sublimed by the work of brass. Between furniture and art, the monoliths are gradually subject to contemplation and functional objects, from which to enlarge the ranks of a collection already well filled with pieces with strong and affirmed design.

 

 

Maniera

 

The best of collectible design furniture pieces on view at Collectible fair 2019.

Specializing in architects furniture, the famous Maniera gallery displayed on its booth at Collectible fair the last creation of MOS architects (New York). La Low Resolution Chair is modular according to no less than 31 combinations, consisting of one or more planar surfaces (that of the seat) and steel supports acting as base or backrest. A raw architectural design brut, et sans aucun doute imaginé en hommage aux matériaux de construction. Great piece.

 

 

MDR Gallery

 

The best of collectible design furniture pieces on view at Collectible fair 2019.
The best of collectible design furniture pieces on view at Collectible fair 2019.
The best of collectible design furniture pieces on view at Collectible fair 2019.
The best of collectible design furniture pieces on view at Collectible fair 2019.

Passionate about aluminium, the London gallery MDR a consacré une installation spéciale en l’hommage de ce matériau fascinant lors de Collectible. Sous forme de luminaires, petits mobiliers, sculptures ou oeuvres murales, des pièces de designers connus comme Sigve Knutson or emerging ones like Wendy Andreu faisaient partie de cette sélection très remarquée. Une exposition harmonieuse et des pièces qui se complétaient à merveille les unes les autres. Well done.

 

 

M R M (Marcin Rusak Manufacture)

 

The best of collectible design furniture pieces on view at Collectible fair 2019.
The best of collectible design furniture pieces on view at Collectible fair 2019.
The best of collectible design furniture pieces on view at Collectible fair 2019.
The best of collectible design furniture pieces on view at Collectible fair 2019.
The best of collectible design furniture pieces on view at Collectible fair 2019.

Fully bathed in metallic tones such as bronze, copper and brass, and once again entirely dedicated to metal working, the two collections presented by the gallery MRM leaves few people indifferent... On one side, the latest collection of its founder, designer Marcin Rusak. A pioneering range of furniture focused on the pictorial qualities of metal fusion, and transforms the industrial process into a real asset for art. On the other hand, the gallery has teamed up with Studio Truly Truly afin de présenter des luminaires issus de la même technique: ainsi, une lampe de bureau, des appliques et un lampadaire illuminaient le stand et créaient l’unité avec le mobilier collectible design présenté. Très belle collection.

 

 

NERO design gallery

 

The best of collectible design furniture pieces on view at Collectible fair 2019.
The best of collectible design furniture pieces on view at Collectible fair 2019.
The best of collectible design furniture pieces on view at Collectible fair 2019.

At the Collectible fair, the NERO design gallery included new pieces of Duccio Maria Gambi, and especially made for the gallery. The artist wished to work on the duality of materials used and the feelings they provoke in his Guerra Freddacollection. For instance, concrete and tiles are cold-touch materials, but depending on their application, or color, they can be perceived under a completely different way. Beautiful elements in homage to the brutalistaesthetic, but not without a poetic dimension.

 

 

Nicolas Erauw

 

The best of collectible design furniture pieces on view at Collectible fair 2019.
The best of collectible design furniture pieces on view at Collectible fair 2019.

Nicolas Erauw is a jeune designer from Belgium who works raw materials using old or industrial processes, but leaves a great place for experimentation. He also recreated a machine inspired by the ancestral manufacture of candles, TONK, in order to use this process of casting for bronze or even aluminum. Each piece shaped by the machine is unique and gives a beautiful raw appearance to his pieces, such as this chair presented at the Collectible fair.

 

 

Skal Gallery

 

The best of collectible design furniture pieces on view at Collectible fair 2019.
The best of collectible design furniture pieces on view at Collectible fair 2019.
The best of collectible design furniture pieces on view at Collectible fair 2019.

C’est avec plaisir que parmi le mobilier, nous avons découvert deux nouvelles collections de l’artiste Emily Forgot présentées par Skal Gallery. If you are familiar with her work, you are not without knowing Emily's taste for colors, and above all her expertise in terms of harmony in this field. This is how we were able to admire Strebelle (4 pièces) et Viewpoint (4 monochrome pieces), wooden paintings playing with volumes and shades to recreate emblèmes architecturaux

 

 

SMENT

 

The best of collectible design furniture pieces on view at Collectible fair 2019.
The best of collectible design furniture pieces on view at Collectible fair 2019.
The best of collectible design furniture pieces on view at Collectible fair 2019.

Design studio SMENT a exposé la collection Gestalt, an exploration and experimentation of concrete in good shape. Indeed if each of the pieces appears massive to us, the choice of an aerial material gives an incredible lightness to the collection, which one can almost perceive to the eye... Between real functionality and sculpturale, le studio présente une collection essentielle, où l’exploration de la matière se met au service de l’intention formelle. Very nice work.

 

 

Stine Mikkelsen

 

The best of collectible design furniture pieces on view at Collectible fair 2019.
The best of collectible design furniture pieces on view at Collectible fair 2019.
The best of collectible design furniture pieces on view at Collectible fair 2019.

The designer Stine Mikkelsen presented a new collection oflight objects dans le style collectible design lors de cette édition du salon. Créés à partir d’un matériau composite inventé par le studio (granite et colle), ces luminaires se sont démarqués au centre de la pièce pour leur stature sculpturale et leur noir profond, presque hypnotique. Grâce à Luminous Shapes, la jeune designer affirme une fois de plus son talent dans la catégorie design expérimental et collectible design. Good work.

 

 

Studio Furthermore

 

The best of collectible design furniture pieces on view at Collectible fair 2019.
The best of collectible design furniture pieces on view at Collectible fair 2019.

The Studio Furthermore, dont le travail est emprunt d’une matérialité forte, a présenté Moon Rock at Collectible fair, an exploration of the future and the materials that might appear. On the assumption that man tends to exploit every resource he discovers, the studio projects us towards an era in which Lunar rock becomes a material on Earth. Building, furniture, this new matter that one imagines ultra-solid and very light at the same time, makes its entrance to the market...

 

 

Sight Unseen X Objects of Common Interest

 

The best of collectible design furniture pieces on view at Collectible fair 2019.
The best of collectible design furniture pieces on view at Collectible fair 2019.
The best of collectible design furniture pieces on view at Collectible fair 2019.

Objects of Common Interest a été invité par Sight Unseen to create a unique installation on their booth, for this second edition of Collectible. It is an immersive space, giving access to another dimension and well imagined by the Studio. Indeed, tubular luminaires have an appearance of objects which will stand the test of time, thanks to a process of reflection, and thus to the infinite repetition of their forms. Playing between the linearity of these luminous elements and the massive and soft appearance of sculptural and unexpected seats, the New York studio OoCI and Sight Unseen have presented a space in which one can voluntarily lose himself between abstraction and reality...

 

 

The Impermanent Collection

 

The best of collectible design furniture pieces on view at Collectible fair 2019.
The best of collectible design furniture pieces on view at Collectible fair 2019.
The best of collectible design furniture pieces on view at Collectible fair 2019.

The Impermanent Collection displayed two types of projects, very different, which caught our attention: first of all, it was impossible to miss out on incredible Ker-Xavierchairs, originally created in 2016 by Benoît Maire – artiste et cofondateur de la marque avec Marie Corbin, architecte – for the exhibition scenography of Julien Carreyn. Alternatively showing a tribal or ultra-contemporary look, ces chaises au style unique sont indéniablement intemporelles. En interaction directe avec celles-ci, nous avons découvert avec plaisir le travail du designer belge Pierre Coddens, who created remarkable tubular luminaires made of brass and silicone under the name of Dear Eva (in tribute to the artist Eva Hesse). Shaped with the artist's own body, silicone gives flexibility to these giant light objects, thus being able to be arranged according to each...

 

 

Yellow Nose Studio

 

The best of collectible design furniture pieces on view at Collectible fair 2019.
The best of collectible design furniture pieces on view at Collectible fair 2019.
The best of collectible design furniture pieces on view at Collectible fair 2019.

In its work, Yellow Nose Studio a à coeur d’explorer et de rechercher l’équilibre entre savoir-faire et traditions et époque contemporaine. Lors de cette édition du Collectible Fair, le studio Berliner has presented the collection N-02, a gentle mix of sculptural and conceptual furniture and nature-inspired tableware. Each piece of furniture hides or on the contrary exposes a storage space for tea making facilities, highlighting the ceremony and the little moments of happiness that accompany the tasting...

 

 

Zaventem Ateliers

 

The best of collectible design furniture pieces on view at Collectible fair 2019.
The best of collectible design furniture pieces on view at Collectible fair 2019.
The best of collectible design furniture pieces on view at Collectible fair 2019.
The best of collectible design furniture pieces on view at Collectible fair 2019.

Zaventem Ateliers est un endroit unique à Bruxelles où makers et designers ont la possibilité de se rencontrer et de travailler ensemble dans un lieu propice à la création. Pour cette édition de Collectible, les Ateliers ont présentés des travaux conçus ou imaginés en leur sein. Ainsi, on a beaucoup apprécié la Thrown Chair Touche Touche and mirror ofalfa.brussels, the Chaud Side Table of Charlotte Jonckheer, et la Bold Chair by Linde Freya, in golden version.

 

 

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Originally posted 2019-03-21 15:00:10.

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Chloé founded Huskdesignblog in 2016. Ever since, she is decoding every nook and cranny to find the best interiors and furniture ideas for her beloved readers and followers, eager for beautiful things.

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