PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION ALAIN RICHARD 21/02/2018 – 21/05/2018

Alain Richard has been keen on astronomy since a young age; he loves stars, nebulae and galaxies. The objective of this Belgian photographer could only be fascinated by this diffuse space between the stars, both immaterial and material, a heterotopic space, a place of illusion and perfection.
Two trips to Chile, in 2009 and in 2014, in the Atacama desert, are at the origin of the Interstellar series. The pictures were taken from a scientific observatory located in SOLO SHOW in the Andes Cordillera at 2500 meters altitude where Alain Richard spent many nights observing the cosmos. Next to his Andean photos taken on the spot, he then creates images created in his studio which he darkens completely to reconstitute articiellement this time, skies and clouds composed of vapors of dry ice. All this with the help of different techniques, lighting games and shooting in very highresolutions. A rich and long work of composition and chromium, always inspired by the views seized in Chile.

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Alain Richard est féru d’astronomie depuis son plus jeune âge ; il a le goût des étoiles, des nébuleuses et des galaxies. L’objectif de ce photographe belge ne pouvait qu’être fasciné par cet espace diffus entre les étoiles, à la fois immatériel et matériel, un espace hétérotopique, lieu d’illusion et de perfection.

Deux voyages au Chili, en 2009 puis en 2014, dans le désert d’Atacama, sont à l’origine de la série Interstellar. Les clichés ont été pris depuis un observatoire scientifique situé dans SOLO SHOW dans la cordillère des Andes à 2500 mètres d‘altitude où Alain Richard a passé de nombreuses nuits à observer le cosmos. A côté de ses photos andines prises sur place, il réalise ensuite des images créées dans son studio qu’il assombrit complètement pour y reconstituer artificiellement cette fois ,des ciels et des nuages composés de vapeurs de neige carbonique. Tout cela à l ‘aide de différentes techniques, de jeux d’éclairages et de prises de vue en très hautes résolutions. Un riche et long travail de composition et de chromie, toujours inspiré des vues saisies au Chili.

 

IT’S TIME TO DREAM & NOT TO RESIST

Dear friends,

I wish you a very happy new year full of projects and surprizes ****

Discover my new selection of contemporary furniture, vintage, art & design over the world set up in the personal house of Louis Herman De Koninck.

This master of rational architecture continues today to animate the place and remains a permanent source of inspiration for me.

Discover the sculptures of Kaspar Hamacher, the wonderful papers of Isabelle de Borchgrave, the huge tags of Denis Meyers, the accessories of Jean-François d’Or, the subtles furnitures of Les frères Bouroullec & Patricia Urquiola, the elegant industrial lighting from Sammode, the Vignoli potteries, the black and beige circles of a ceramics trio by Ettore Sottsass and Studio Dimore, the tables by Catherine François, the carpet of the world by Michel Antoine, the sensational sculptures of Pol Quadens, her heartfelt links with photography are asserted in the hangings of Alain Richard and Reka Nyari works …

 

KASPAR HAMACHER, MULLER VAN SEVEREN, ZAHA HADID, ISABELLE DE BORCHGRAVE, FINN JUHL, JOANA VASCONCELOS, CHARLOTTE PERRIAND, JEAN-FRANCOIS D’OR, STUDIO DIMORE, EDOUARD JANSSEN, ERWAN & RONAN BOUROULLEC, PATRICIA URQUIOLAARIK LEVY, ETTORE SOTTSASS, ALAIN RICHARD

NEW EXHIBITION INTERCELLAR BY ALAIN RICHARD

Very soon at the Gallery an exhibition by Alain Richar

OPENING THE 21 OF FEBRUARY

 

Biography

Alain Richard is known for his large scale, beautiful photographs of natural landscapes. His photographs depict starry nights, the Moon, the sea, mountains and volcanic craters, the Universe that surrounds us. They are void of human presence and there is no narrative. The viewer is urged to be lost in time and space. Born in 1968 Alain Richard finished his art degree at IATA/Institut des Arts Techniques Siences et Artisanats/ in Namur , Belgium.

After graduation he focused on fashion photography and while very young he worked with the industry’s best known photographers in Paris, France. At 26 he built his first professional photography studio and embarked on a very successful career as fashion photographer. Professionally, Alain’s work was published in Vogue/American and French/, ELLE, W, Marie-Claire and many others

While traveling for various photoshoots, Alain started taking his first quite accomplished photographs of the Moon and the stars. Often working alone , in the middle of the night at isolated places in Chile, Alain was fascinated with the beauty of the Earth which led to a full time occupation as a fine art photographer. Today, Alain Richard photographs have been exhibited widely through out the world, from NYC to Eastern Europe and Asia and enjoys a successful career.

ALAIN RICHARD SITE

CREDENZA SIDEBOARD BY URQUIOLA & PEPE

Urquiola

Sideboard produced in lacquered metal and stained glass. The pattern recalls a pyramid under the sun, where the “spines” are rays of light.
The sideboard is part a capsule collection inspired by the windows of holy sites as the ones created by Gerhard Richter for Cologne’s Cathedral.

All of the pieces feature geometric panels of blue, red and yellow glass, with diagonal and triangular patterns housed in semi-circular frames.
Limited edition.

More info in Gallery HERE

Exhibition Kaspar Hamacher From the 07 of December to the 30 of January

Don’t miss this extraordinary exhibition in the Gallery

Taking nature as his basis, Kaspar Hamacher  is focused resolutely on physical rather than conceptual design. As he says himself, he feels more craftsman than designer The things he can do with wood appeal to the imagination: whether it is a tree stump or a piece of leather, the key is authenticity in every step of his design process. Hamacher’s working method always results in a unique, personal piece. A piece of design with a deeper meaning; with a soul.

Re-edition of the mythic Pausania from Ettore Sottsass

Pausania is  re-edition of the 1983 classic “Bankers Lamp” by Memphis-design maestro Ettore Sottsass features innovative light technology and the original design: a black resin body with green synthetic diffuser.

Pausania’s technology has been reimagined to adapt to today’s standards of intelligent, eco-friendly, and energy efficient LED lighting. It is now featuring the latest Tunable White technology, allowing the user to select the right level of intensity as well as the right color of white light he needs for each moment of life.
Pausania has become part of the permanent design collections of world renowned museums like Moma.

CN Gallery on the cover of the new book of Lannoo edition

“THINK” RADICAL VINTAGE

 

Le choix radical du vintage et du design dans les plus beaux intérieurs

Les propriétaires de ces magnifiques habitations ont tous créé un intérieur agréable, chaud et coloré et en ont fait un ensemble moderne composé de classiques du design et de trouvailles personnelles. Comme personne d’autre, Piet Swimberghe et Jan Verlinde partent à la recherche d’intérieurs personnalisés et rayonnants, des endroits qui ont été aménagés avec de la patience et beaucoup de passion. Ils donnent la parole à ces propriétaires créatifs, qui racontent comment ils ont fait de leur maison ce qu’elle est devenue aujourd’hui. Chaque page est une porte sur un nouveau monde, dans lequel vous verrez bouillonner les grandes tendances internationales et les infuences de notre époque mais aussi un côté intime, personnel et unique. Vous trouverez dans ce livre toute l’inspiration nécessaire pour un aménagement moderne d’espaces de vie, salons, bibliothèques, cabinets d’art ou cuisines.

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Edition Lannoo

Sammode Rimbaud

 

 

 

Issus de l’histoire industrielle de Sammode, ce luminaire iconique et imposant s’adaptera parfaitement à vos grands espaces. Incontournable et intemporel il apportera charme et caractère au-dessus de votre table ou en applique dans votre bureau. Suspendu par ses filins d’acier, il se dévoile entièrement… Majestueux et charismatique il semble comme flotter dans les airs. En applique, son corps en verre révèle la qualité de ses finitions : réflecteur arrière doré, cuivré ou argenté, douilles en céramique et jolies ampoules à filament LED. Le Rimbaud donnera vie à vos pièces et sublimera votre cuisine ou façade extérieure. Ce luminaire est livré avec sa source ainsi que sa sortie murale et équipé de son câble. Tous nos luminaires sont fabriqués, assemblés et emballés dans notre usine à Châtillon-sur-Saône dans les Vosges.

 

SUSPENSION BY SAMMODE

Model: RIMBAUD GR
Editor: SAMMODE
Period: 2017
Origin: FRANCE
Dimensions: L68 x Ø13 cm