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Savannah Bay Gallery: The new generation underway!

Savannah Bay Gallery: The new generation underway!

Savannah Bay Gallery: The new generation underway!

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In Paris, across the city, designers, galleries and other personalities are busy moving the lines of what defines design and how professionals as individuals do go on, little by little. This is the case for example of Lena Jaroschek and Quentin Daly, the smart founders of Savannah Bay Gallery, a gallery of the new era, exclusively online and which offers pieces of international designers with a huge concern of quality. Thus, they present the work of Dmitry Samygin, Richard YasmineFrédéric Saulou and many others... Meeting with those who finally dust off the job.

 

Savannah Bay Gallery: The new generation underway!

 

Huskdesignblog: You present a very massive, sculptural design, halfway with art and which seems to be inspired by the spirit of the greatest American galleries, both in terms of products as well as of image. How would you define yourself?

 

Savannah Bay gallery: We first built ourself against a certain preconceived notion of design, against the current generalist style and mass production. We work on small series, and we do everything possible to propose a contemporary and signed design, but not industrial. The idea of the design that we convey and love is that of the preciousness, of the quality. We carefully select each craftsman who will work on a piece, and humanly, we are very committed in every relationship that we connect with the different actors of the same project: designer, customer, craftsman, we truly feel the need to go meeting these different personalities, so that a project takes its meaning. The manufacturing process takes time, but we like to take care of it, there is our guarantee of quality. Lately, we have presented a table designed by Hormé (photos below) – a Parisian designers duo –  made by three different craftmen, one for wood, one for brass, one for marble, true craftmen of art! And by the way, this is our first piece in co-edition...

 

Lena Jaroschek and Quentin Daly, are the proud founders of the online gallery Savannah Bay, which renews design, the idea we make of it but also the very profession of gallerist... Meeting.
Lena Jaroschek and Quentin Daly, are the proud founders of the online gallery Savannah Bay, which renews design, the idea we make of it but also the very profession of gallerist... Meeting.
Lena Jaroschek and Quentin Daly, are the proud founders of the online gallery Savannah Bay, which renews design, the idea we make of it but also the very profession of gallerist... Meeting.

- Hormé X Savannah Bay -

 

 

Huskdesignblog: Co-edition is a very good idea. This opens up to a new field of possibilities in relation to your profession, and to future collaborations too... Could you tell me more?

 

Savannah Bay gallery: We obviously represent the artists as a gallery, but we really want to engage more in the creative process and co-edit some pieces with the designers. Our short-term project, is to go for luminaires edition, which is a quite daring and complicated project to set up... We are only at the beginning of the reflection but it goes with our willingness to engage in stronger relationships with the designers, the idea is to be involved behind the project rather than to find us only at the end of the line, just as resellers. This makes it possible to put ideas together and to propose a whole new type of products on our website. We do not know how to sketch, this requires technical and artistic skills that we do not have, but on the other hand we deal with the quality of the products and choose the craftmen with good care. Taking part of the project of an artist, it's so great, and we all find strength through unity!

 

Lena Jaroschek and Quentin Daly, are the proud founders of the online gallery Savannah Bay, which renews design, the idea we make of it but also the very profession of gallerist... Meeting.
Lena Jaroschek and Quentin Daly, are the proud founders of the online gallery Savannah Bay, which renews design, the idea we make of it but also the very profession of gallerist... Meeting.
Lena Jaroschek and Quentin Daly, are the proud founders of the online gallery Savannah Bay, which renews design, the idea we make of it but also the very profession of gallerist... Meeting.

  - Dmitry Samygin - 

 

 

Huskdesignblog: It's very interesting, it really changes the idea we have of a gallery. How do you see it, is co-edition brings you to rethink your process? For example – apart from these products – do you ask for exclusivity on the work of the artists and designers you represent?

 

Savannah Bay gallery: For us, the very principle of exclusivity rhymes with the old model. We have always been very transparent with our artists from the start, and have never considered it legitimate to impose any kind of exclusivity. Going against this trend has allowed us to gain access to some artists who already had a small reputation, and to establish a real relationship of trust, an honest and long-term partnership. As gallery owners, it is not advantageous to obtain exclusivity on a product, because in any case if the artist gains visibility and his work gains fame, each of his representatives will naturally - and if they do their job well! - – will benefit from the same visibility. In the field, designers should not forget that they are in a position to negotiate, and from our point of view, granting exclusivity to anyone is a mistake, and can stifle innovation and creativity.

 

Lena Jaroschek and Quentin Daly, are the proud founders of the online gallery Savannah Bay, which renews design, the idea we make of it but also the very profession of gallerist... Meeting.
Lena Jaroschek and Quentin Daly, are the proud founders of the online gallery Savannah Bay, which renews design, the idea we make of it but also the very profession of gallerist... Meeting.
Lena Jaroschek and Quentin Daly, are the proud founders of the online gallery Savannah Bay, which renews design, the idea we make of it but also the very profession of gallerist... Meeting.

- Richard Yasmine, Bentu Design and Frédéric Saulou -

 

 

Huskdesignblog: Speaking of creativity, what is the level of adaptability of Savannah Bay for the architects? What kind of personalised accompaniment can you offer?

 

Savannah Bay gallery: We are fortunate that 80 to 90% of our collection can be made to measure, because as these are small series, the artists are very open to this type of request and control the production themselves, so everything is possible for the architects. For example, if they take a console from our catalogue, they can ask for a 30 cm extension or ask for a walnut top instead of ebony, without any problem. This is a particularity and a real strength that we really want to promote, because thanks to this flexibility we are able to respond to a real demand.

 

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Huskdesignblog: Indeed, this flexibility of manufacturing while remaining in a range of very qualitative products is very sought by architects and interior designers. In addition, I imagine that architects can also greatly help to promote Savannah Bay. Do you have a recent collaboration to tell us?

 

Savannah Bay Gallery: We have recently been invited by the Interior Design agency RINCK to present furniture in the VIP dressing rooms that they designed for the Longines Masters – Grand Prix of horse races – project for which we chose to exhibit three pedestal tables. This kind of agency and event allows us to gain visibility on the client's side, and it is an undeniable advantage for us to be able to present pieces in situation. Moreover, the French market is still very cautious about selling pieces in small series, let's say that it is not common (much more widespread in United Kingdom or to United States, for example), so having products "approved" by architects is a kind of validation step that the French public often expects to get interested, so we need this kind of triggering events. We hope that we will be able to collaborate more and more with other personalities, even abroad. And we meet more and more people of our generation everyday (designers, galleries, etc.) which is a key factor to create great exchanges and therefore possible collaborations.

 

Lena Jaroschek and Quentin Daly, are the proud founders of the online gallery Savannah Bay, which renews design, the idea we make of it but also the very profession of gallerist... Meeting.
Lena Jaroschek and Quentin Daly, are the proud founders of the online gallery Savannah Bay, which renews design, the idea we make of it but also the very profession of gallerist... Meeting.
Lena Jaroschek and Quentin Daly, are the proud founders of the online gallery Savannah Bay, which renews design, the idea we make of it but also the very profession of gallerist... Meeting.

- Zieta and Dmitri Samygin -

 

 

Huskdesignblog: What is your current situation and what can we wish you?

 

Savannah Bay Gallery: We currently focus on renewing ourselves, and therefore proposing new artists and designers. Moreover, we are delighted because the collective Zieta or Zieta Prozessdesign just joined us! They already have fame because they developed a technology ("FiDU") that allows them to pump draws air between two welded metal plates to give shape to their furniture; like we'd blow in a balloon, actually! We have also recently added the drawings of Dmitry SamyginWe have been working with the Russian designer since the beginning. Otherwise, we work on our website, because it is our real working tool, and we also build in parallel our catalogue which has become necessary to reach our customers. Generally speaking, we are confident for the future, because a real change is underway, mentalities are evolving - and the design too! - – and expectations are changing. Even the buying process is changing, people of our generation are looking for quality but also originality. More and more designers are contacting us directly and coming to us to work together, we are really happy and hope it lasts!

 

 

... and we hope you do! Thanks to Lena and Quentin for meeting me.

Designers, architects, you know where to go now : )

 

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Originally posted 2018-04-09 10:30:58.

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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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