At Design Miami/ 2012, Galerie BSL unveils the first three pieces of furniture created by Taher Chemirik, the jewelry artist named in 2007 by The Time as one of the top most influential designers today, in all domains.
The five meter high ‘Bride’ chandelier trails on the ground his stylised train of brass and copper flowers. Faux ingénue, the metal guipure gown unfurls at a wild pace, linking the brass and copper finishes: polished, satiny, brushed, but also indented, pinkish, bluish and burnt.
The modular ‘Pathway’ coffee table is a combination of several tables with brass legs and irregular tops carved from sardonyx, a variety of chalcedony that blends sard and onyx. The colors of the sardonyx create an amazing zebra coat of stone. The ‘pathway’ can be customized with tables that can be separated individually or gathered to form one single table.
“Every creation is always a unique ‘rendez-vous’. A volume, a movement, the surprise given by a material, the brightness of a diamond against a raw mineral, the effect of a stone voluntarily broken among others that are intact... I like the idea of a piece which challenges the space and conventions. For me, beauty is always obvious and amazing.”