Paris, design and creativity… It’s all getting closer and we are very excited and proud of Lebanese design-duo david/nicolas who will be having their first solo show of new works at Carpenters Workshop Gallery in Paris. Supernova, the name of the show, brings two distinct bodies of work that explore different sides of the pair’s multi-faceted practice: Constellation and Monocle, each an interpretation of a post-explosion phenomenon.
Through a collection of tables, cabinets and rugs, david/nicolas built upon their fascination with time and the universe to create a retro-futuristic ensemble that speaks to the beauty of regeneration. Selecting inspirational touchstones that range from oriental geometry, to antique furniture, robots, space travel, and the music of Daft Punk – david/nicolas’ retro-futurist aesthetic is continued in their newest series of work through the narrative at the core of Supernova.
Before anything, let’s just tell you that a Supernova is the death of a star which results in either a black hole or a supernova, here, death is only a transformation, it outshines everything else and evolves into a new life.
According to David and Nicolas, Supernova reminds them of Beirut, a city that was reborn over and over again, “a place where time and space are different, where beauty is in the small things or even in the memories of it.”
Between September 6 and October 6 you will get to discover the dialogue between past and present, contrasting materials and forms, transformation and regeneration in Supernova is also a reflection on the designer’s home, an amalgamation of influences with one foot in the Middle East and another in Europe. A city that continuously regenerates and transforms itself.
The collection includes:
Monocle is a series centered around the representation of large masses of dense matter. Featuring material such wood, marble and bronze juxtaposed against transparent glass, referencing the equilibrium of mass and light in a star.
The Constellation series finds inspiration in the new life of a star and the explosion phenomenon. These pieces revolve around the relativity of perception and how such a phenomenon can be interpreted into palpable matter.