Design Tasmania - Women in Design , Launceston - Sept 2018
We received a commission from Karina Clarke, CEO of Design Tasmania, to design and make a piece to adorn the “Harvest Dinner” tables at the annual Women in Design conference. The Hadrian Candelabra, as a limited edition of 10, was created featuring laminated timber for the arms and stem giving the piece strength but also resulting in an unusual patchwork effect. Hand carved and turned it is an elegant and refined piece. The positive response has led us to working on a Hadrian mark 2 which we are looking to include in our lighting range in early 2019.
We were very impressed by Karina’s initiatives and the open, inclusive and imaginative culture she has established at Design Tasmania. The “Harvest Dinner” collaboration was an enjoyable experience and the conference was an interesting and fun event to attend.
Pierre & Charlotte to exhibit at Gallery S. Bensimon, Paris.
Pierre & Charlotte will return to Paris in November to exhibit their work at Gallery S. Bensimon. Pierre and Charlotte Julien lived and worked in Paris before moving to Australia together and setting up their eponymous company in Melbourne in 1994.
Gallery S. Bensimon is located in the fashionable Le Marais district and runs a continuous exhibition programme with important designers from Europe and beyond. The gallery’s focus is on interior decoration, lighting, furniture and art with an equal interest in the work of both artisans and designers. Francois Leblanc Di Cicilia, the director at Gallery S. Bensimon has selected the pieces for exhibition. They range from an early piece Pierre and Charlotte designed on their arrival from Paris : The Atlas Standing Lamp to the more recent Bucket range launched since their move to Tasmania.
The exhibition will include select models from their all timber lighting range which now focuses on two specialty Tasmanian timbers: Huon Pine and Celery Top Pine. Both trees are native conifers and unique to Tasmania with Huon Pine being one of the planet’s oldest living organisms.
A simple utilitarian aesthetic is at the core of all of the work of Pierre & Charlotte but it goes much further than sheer simplicity. Refining these utilitarian concepts into pieces of beauty and sophistication is their motivation.
For further information on the exhibition contact Francois Leblanc Di Cicilia - firstname.lastname@example.org or Emilie Mureau - email@example.com . For information on the work of the studio more generally, contact Charlotte Julien - firstname.lastname@example.org
Pierre and Charlotte will be exhibiting from November 6 2017 to January 12 2018 at:
Gallery S.Bensimon, 111 Rue De Turenne Paris, 75003, France
Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday 11am - 1pm and 2.30pm – 7pm.