Furniture Design

Charpin, Pierre (1962)

The French designer originally trained as a visual artist and decided to turn himself to furniture and objects in the 1990s. From his experience as an artist, he has kept a strong taste for abstract forms and the use of colour as a formal language. His curved creations blur the lines with sculpture and bear a rigorous yet playful and mysterious identity. 'I have no fantasies about materials, I have no particular desire upon them and I don't try to give a profound signification to the material.'

 

Slice seat, 1998 (Cinova edition, Lissone, Italy)
Slice seat, 1998 (Cinova edition, Lissone, Italy)
Ignotus Nomen box, 2011. Honeycomb, resin, krion® (Kreo Gallery)
Ignotus Nomen box, 2011. Honeycomb, resin, krion® (Kreo Gallery)
Ignotus Nomen bookshelf, 2011. Table made in lacquered aluminium and glass top (Kreo Gallery)
Ignotus Nomen bookshelf, 2011. Table made in lacquered aluminium and glass top (Kreo Gallery)
"Moon” mirror, 2008. Brilliant stainless polished steel (Kreo Gallery)
Prima stackable chair, prototype, 1993
Prima stackable chair, prototype, 1993
Desa Lamp, 2010. Cylinder-shaped shade in opal glass with a black lacquered steel ring and tube
Desa Lamp, 2010. Cylinder-shaped shade in opal glass with a black lacquered steel ring and tube
'Cargo' coffee table, 2008, low table in mat varnished aluminium (Kreo Gallery)
'Cargo' coffee table, 2008, low table in mat varnished aluminium (Kreo Gallery)
Parabola light, sleek metal tube with a naked bulb bent at right angles, and a wall-mounted, resin parabola into which the bulb shines
Parabola light, sleek metal tube with a naked bulb bent at right angles, and a wall-mounted, resin parabola into which the bulb shines
"G" mirror (Kreo Gallery)
Players' bench Tennis, powder coated aluminium
Players' bench Tennis, powder coated aluminium
Ignotus Nomen bench, 2011. Honeycomb, Resin, Krion® (Kreo Gallery)
Ignotus Nomen bench, 2011. Honeycomb, Resin, Krion® (Kreo Gallery)
“Slice” coach, 1998 (Kreo gallery). Wood and foam, upholstered with a 100% wooden wool fabric
“Slice” coach, 1998 (Kreo gallery). Wood and foam, upholstered with a 100% wooden wool fabric
Monolothe, 2008, stand / hanger in brilliant polished finishing black resin
Monolothe, 2008, stand / hanger in brilliant polished finishing black resin
Stool “Occasional”, 2007, white beech (Kreo Gallery)
Stool “Occasional”, 2007, white beech (Kreo Gallery)
Coffee Table covered with Bisazza mosaics (Galerie Kreo, Paris)
Coffee Table covered with Bisazza mosaics (Galerie Kreo, Paris)
Ignotus Nomen lamp, 2011. Opal glass blown, resin (Kreo Gallery)
Ignotus Nomen lamp, 2011. Opal glass blown, resin (Kreo Gallery)
'Séquence' shelf, 2008. Open bookshelf made in metallic varnished aluminum
'Séquence' shelf, 2008. Open bookshelf made in metallic varnished aluminum
Girotondo Cabinet, for Zanotta
Girotondo Cabinet, for Zanotta
'OM' mirror, 1997 (Rochechouart museum, France)
'OM' mirror, 1997 (Rochechouart museum, France)
Zana Table, metal frame finished in Epoxy black lacquer. Shelves fused with the structure (no visible welded joints).
Zana Table, metal frame finished in Epoxy black lacquer. Shelves fused with the structure (no visible welded joints).
Montina, Basket-Up
Montina, Basket-Up
'Faro' furniture, 2008 (storage made of a varnished aluminium box and with a painted white steel base)
'Faro' furniture, 2008 (storage made of a varnished aluminium box and with a painted white steel base)
“Onde” shelf, 2008
“Onde” shelf, 2008
Custom Slice modular armchair and two ottomans, ca. 1998
Fabric, wood.
Custom Slice modular armchair and two ottomans, ca. 1998 Fabric, wood.
Shelf's prototype, 1995
Shelf's prototype, 1995
Lampada 27, 2005. Blown glass table lamp
Lampada 27, 2005. Blown glass table lamp
Lampada 28, 2005. Blown glass table lamp
Lampada 28, 2005. Blown glass table lamp
Custom Slice modular armchair and two ottomans, ca. 1998
Fabric, wood.
Custom Slice modular armchair and two ottomans, ca. 1998 Fabric, wood.
Bench, 2007, shape by Pierre Charpin, pattern by Alessandro Mendini (exhibition at Galerie Kreo, Paris,)
Bench, 2007, shape by Pierre Charpin, pattern by Alessandro Mendini (exhibition at Galerie Kreo, Paris,)
Plastic laminate bordered in lacquered wood.1998(for Post Design)
Plastic laminate bordered in lacquered wood.1998(for Post Design)
Medium w coffee table (platform collection 2005), brushed and lacquered aluminum
Medium w coffee table (platform collection 2005), brushed and lacquered aluminum
STUMP, pedestal table, white marble, 2009
STUMP, pedestal table, white marble, 2009
PIerre Charpin
PIerre Charpin
Three-section holder for sugar, 2007
Three-section holder for sugar, 2007
Drawing, 2002
Drawing, 2002
Drawing, 2007
Drawing, 2007
Sketch, 2007
Sketch, 2007
Sketch, 2006
Sketch, 2006
Sketch, 2008
Sketch, 2008
Drawing, 2006
Drawing, 2006
Sketch, 2008
Sketch, 2008
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