Established in Paris, Galerie BSL presents one-off and limitededition pieces that explore the shifting borders between contemporary art, design and architecture, thus modeling and nurturing new frontiers in design. The gallery commissions and showcases both established names and emerging talent working in today’s international design scene, including Nacho Carbonell, Djim Berger and Charles Kalpakian, among others. At Design Miami/ Basel, Galerie BSL will present ‘Naturoscopie’, a collection of unique and limited-edition works by the French designer and interior architect Noé Duchaufour- Lawrance which have been specifically commissioned by the gallery for this event.
‘Naturoscopie’ extends beyond a literal transcription of Nature and resurrects ‘le vécu sensoriel’, the impressions and sensations we feel in facing certain natural phenomena. Here design’s primary function - to light, to place, to reflect - is infused with an emotional imprint, that of Nature when the sunlight circulates within the leaves of a tree, when a changing sky or sunset overwhelms the sensitive surface of our memories.
A graduate of The École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs de Paris, Duchaufour-Lawrance was named in 2002, at the age of 26, artistic director of the ground breaking restaurant Sketch in London. He has since gone on to define his own plastic language of sensual, sculptural curves, joining forces with Parisian chef Alain Senderens for his eponymous, award-winning restaurant, as well as creating the Yquem dining room at the Hotel Meurice (opening scheduled in September 2012).
His aesthetic language, incorporating natural shapes that are simultaneously supple, organic and fluid yet structured, is constantly renewed in his collections for the most prestigious design producers, from Bernhardt Design in the USA (‘Corvo’ Chair, Red Dot design award 2011) to Zanotta and Cecotti Collezioni in Italy, or Cinna, Baccarat and Ligne Roset in France.