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CHAHAN X COLNAGHI

 

Venetian art and lifestyle experience

May 9th – November 24th 2019

 

After the bronzes, ceramics and works in glass, it is now to the tapestries that we turn to, which have been installed in the Abbazia di San Gregorio.

Contemporary of the time when this building was inhabited by monks, they are associated today with more recent works to suggest the interior of a collector of the 21st century.

WORKSHOPS OF THE “MASSIF CENTRAL”

 

The first tapestries appeared in France in the 15th century in the ”Massif Central” and produced in the small workshops of the Marche region. A little rustic and naive, they are overloaded with motifs and lack perspective until the middle of the 16th century.

It was at this time that workshops were set up in Aubusson to become the ”Royal Manufacture” and produced tapestries characterized by “aristoloches”, motifs of millefleurs and cabbage leaves and sometimes by the presence of animals.

 

These achievements, such as the “Leaves of cabbages, horses and eagles” exposed in the stairwell of the abbey, or those that are hanging on the walls of the 1st floor are in woven wool yarn and do not have borders until before the second half of the 16th century.

THE FLANDERS REGION

 

The other great area for tapestries was located in present day Belgiumin the Flanders region, and they produced at the same time works with more sophisticated designs.

 

The cabbage leaves are more stylized, the colours more nuanced, and the animals are better drawn. The tapestry “Leaves of cabbage with dogs and birds” which is exhibited in the ceramics room is a beautiful testimony. Like many works from the middle of the 16th century, it is woven in wool and silk to illuminate the design.

 

These workshops supplied all the european courts before their weavers were expelled from Flanders and moved to the royal Gobelins factory at the end of the 17th century.

NEWS

CHAHAN X COLNAGHI

 

Venetian art and lifestyle experience

May 9th – November 24th 2019

 

After the bronzes, ceramics and works in glass, it is now to the tapestries that we turn to, which have been installed in the Abbazia di San Gregorio.

Contemporary of the time when this building was inhabited by monks, they are associated today with more recent works to suggest the interior of a collector of the 21st century.

WORKSHOPS OF THE “MASSIF CENTRAL”

 

The first tapestries appeared in France in the 15th century in the ”Massif Central” and produced in the small workshops of the Marche region. A little rustic and naive, they are overloaded with motifs and lack perspective until the middle of the 16th century.

It was at this time that workshops were set up in Aubusson to become the ”Royal Manufacture” and produced tapestries characterized by “aristoloches”, motifs of millefleurs and cabbage leaves and sometimes by the presence of animals.

 

These achievements, such as the “Leaves of cabbages, horses and eagles” exposed in the stairwell of the abbey, or those that are hanging on the walls of the 1st floor are in woven wool yarn and do not have borders until before the second half of the 16th century.

THE FLANDERS REGION

 

The other great area for tapestries was located in present day Belgiumin the Flanders region, and they produced at the same time works with more sophisticated designs.

 

The cabbage leaves are more stylized, the colours more nuanced, and the animals are better drawn. The tapestry “Leaves of cabbage with dogs and birds” which is exhibited in the ceramics room is a beautiful testimony. Like many works from the middle of the 16th century, it is woven in wool and silk to illuminate the design.

 

These workshops supplied all the european courts before their weavers were expelled from Flanders and moved to the royal Gobelins factory at the end of the 17th century.

FOCUS

Amir Smolnik

Designer and ceramicist

 

Amir Smolnik was born in 1975 in Haifa, Israel. He moved to Paris in 1997 to study at the École Supérieure des Arts et Techniques de la Mode (ESMOD) and graduated in 2000 with a menswear design degree. Following graduation Amir worked as a ready-to-wear designer for several leading fashion houses, then as a desi gn studio director for a le ather-goods brand.

 

In 2011 he decided to go freelance in order to diversify his activities. He continued designing clothes and accessories, and at the same time embraced art direction,
graphic design, teaching and more…

FOCUS

Amir Smolnik

Designer and ceramicist

 

Amir Smolnik was born in 1975 in Haifa, Israel. He moved to Paris in 1997 to study at the École Supérieure des Arts et Techniques de la Mode (ESMOD) and graduated in 2000 with a menswear design degree. Following graduation Amir worked as a ready-to-wear designer for several leading fashion houses, then as a desi gn studio director for a le ather-goods brand.

In 2011 he decided to go freelance in order to diversify his activities. He continued designing clothes and accessories, and at the same time embraced art direction,
graphic design, teaching and more…

CHAHAN MINASSIAN

His eye: sharp, precise, selective and refined. It’s the eye he uses as an interior designer, decorator, collector, gallery owner, antique dealer and designer.

 

Of Armenian origin, born in Lebanon, he settled in France in 1976 and has since upheld a very international lifestyle.
Following his Interior Design studies in Paris, his first experience was as the European Creative Director for the prestigious Ralph Lauren fashion house, defining the rhythm of his projects and travels for seven years.

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CHAHAN MINASSIAN

His eye: sharp, precise, selective and refined. It’s the eye he uses as an interior designer, decorator, collector, gallery owner, antique dealer and designer.

Of Armenian origin, born in Lebanon, he settled in France in 1976 and has since upheld a very international lifestyle.
Following his Interior Design studies in Paris, his first experience was as the European Creative Director for the prestigious Ralph Lauren fashion house, defining the rhythm of his projects and travels for seven years.

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PROJECTS

As an interior designer,
Chahan Minassian’s first concern is space.

As an interior designer, Chahan Minassian’s first concern is space. He will often redesign the interior spaces in a project to improve their circulation, or to create a desired atmosphere. He combines his talent as an interior designer and a creator of harmony with an appreciation of detail that lends his decors their signature «couture» effect.

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CHAHAN
GALLERY & DESIGN

11, rue de Lille
75007 Paris France
+33(0) 1 47 03 47 00
gallery@chahan.com

Open Monday to Saturday
from 11 am to 7 pm

CHAHAN
INTERIOR DESIGN

12, rue de Beaune
75007 Paris France
+33(0)1 42 96 88 88
design@chahan.com

Open Monday to Friday
from 10:30 am to 7 pm

CHAHAN
BUREAU DE PRESSE

Aline Minassian Boré
12, rue de Beaune
75007 Paris France
+33(0)1 42 96 88 88
press@chahan.com

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