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Constellation C060
palm wood and satin brass
2323 x 2323 x 1923 in. (60 x 60 x 50cm.)
Executed in 2018, this is a limited edition of eight plus four artist’s proofs
Provenance
Carpenters Workshop Gallery, London.
Exhibited
New York, Carpenters Workshops Gallery, Supernova, 2018.
Paris, Carpenters Workshops Gallery, Supernova, 2019.
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Lot Essay

The death of a star results in either a black hole or a supernova, when death is only a transformation; it outshines everything else and evolves into a new life. It reminds us of Beirut, the city that has been reborn, a place where time and space are different, where beauty is found in small things or even in the memories of it. 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. Low tables rendered in travertine feature clean lines and undisturbed surfaces that are understood to represent the new beginnings of a celestial body.

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.

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