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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 et 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 Yasmine, Frédéric Saulou et bien d’autres… 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: Pour nous, le principe même d’exclusivité rime avec ancien modèle. Nous avons toujours été très transparents avec nos artistes dès le début, et n’avons jamais considéré être légitimes d’imposer une quelconque exclusivité. Aller contre ce courant nous a d’ailleurs permis d’accéder à certains artistes qui avaient déjà une petite renommée, et d’établir une réelle relation de confiance, un partenariat honnête et sur le long terme. En tant que galeristes, il n’est pas avantageux d’obtenir l’exclusivité sur un produit, car de toute façon si l’artiste gagne en visibilité et son travail en renommée, chacun de ses représentants va d’une manière naturelle – et s’ils font bien leur travail! – 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 et 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: Nous avons justement la chance que 80 à 90% de notre collection puisse être réalisée sur mesure, car justement comme ce sont de petites séries, les artistes sont très ouverts à ce genre de demandes et contrôlent eux-mêmes la production, tout est donc possible pour les architectes. En prenant par exemple une console de notre catalogue, ils peuvent par exemple demander une rallonge de 30 cm ou demander à avoir un plateau en noyer plutôt qu’en ébène, sans aucun problème. C’est d’ailleurs une particularité et une vrai force qu’on désire vraiment mettre en avant, car grâce à cette souplesse on est à même de répondre à une vrai demande.

 

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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 – projet pour lequel nous avons choisi d’exposer trois guéridons. Ce genre d’agence et d’évènement nous permet effectivement de gagner en visibilité côté client, et c’est pour nous un avantage indéniable de pouvoir présenter des pièces en situation. De plus, le marché français étant encore très frileux quant à la vente de pièces en petite série, disons que ce n’est pas commun (beaucoup plus répandu au Royaume-Uni ou aux United States, for example), so having products « approuvés » 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 et Dmitri Samygin –

 

 

Huskdesignblog: Quelle est votre actualité et que peut on vous souhaiter?

 

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 Samygin, designer russe avec qui on travaille depuis le début. Sinon, on travaille sur notre site, car c’est notre véritable outil de travail, et on construit aussi en parallèle notre catalogue qui est devenu nécessaire pour aller au devant de notre clientèle. D’une manière générale, nous sommes confiants pour la suite, car un réel un changement est en cours, les mentalités évoluent – et le design aussi! – et les attentes se renouvellent. Même le parcours d’achat change, les gens de notre génération recherche la qualité mais aussi l’originalité. De plus en plus de designers nous contactent directement et viennent vers nous pour que l’on travaille ensemble, on est vraiment ravis et pourvu que cela dure!

 

 

… et on vous le souhaite vivement! Merci à Lena et 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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