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CHAHAN X COLNAGHI

 

Venetian art and lifestyle experience

May 9th – November 24th 2019

 

The installation at the Abbazia di San Gregorio is an opportunity to discover many works dating from antiquity to the present day. Paintings, bronze sculptures, ceramics, tapestries, furniture, but also glassware. The old productions are from the studio C.V.M Cappelin & Co, while the contemporary chandeliers are by Nathalie Ziegler Pasqua.

C.V.M. CAPPELIN & CO

 

Founded in 1877, the workshop C.V.M. produced for prestigious European companies such as Gallet and Daum. Recognizable by its C.V.M. stamp surmounted by a crown, these Murano glass creations were also produced in the name of the workshop.

In 1933 the company was bought by one of its directors, and we find the initials M.V.M. etched and juxtaposed with Cappellin & Co. Big names such as Vittorio Zecchin, Alfredo Barbini, and Livio Seguso, had their works realized in this historic workshop.

VITTORIO ZECCHIN

 

Vittorio Zecchin, born in 1878, was the son of Murano glassmaker. He explored painting, and the decorative arts and had a predilection for glass. Artistic director of Cappellin & Co in 1921, he invented modern Venetian glassware: pure purplish shapes in the colours of precious stones that triumphed at the Universal Exhibition of Decorative Arts in Paris in 1925.

ALFREDO BARBINI

 

Vittorio Zecchin, born in 1878, was the son of Murano glassmaker. He explored painting, and the decorative arts and had a predilection for glass. Artistic director of Cappellin & Co in 1921, he invented modern Venetian glassware: pure purplish shapes in the colours of precious stones that triumphed at the Universal Exhibition of Decorative Arts in Paris in 1925.

NATHALIE ZIEGLER PASQUA

 

Nathalie Ziegler Pasqua was a soloist dancer at the Paris Opera before embarking on the creation of mouth-blown glass pieces at the Saint-Just glassworks.

Each plate used is unique because the breath determines the way it will be drawn. Unique also is this know-how in France transmitted from generation to generation since the creation of the glassworks in 1826 by royal decree of Charles X.

This glass capable of resurrecting the past, playing with light and transparency, colour and texture, Nathalie has it silvered, cuts it, assembles it and manages to double it to capture and spread light through a decorative creation, often floral, sometimes votive, even mystical.

The magnificent chandeliers presented at the Abbazia are a spectacular testimony.

NEWS

CHAHAN X COLNAGHI

 

Venetian art and lifestyle experience

May 9th – November 24th 2019

 

The installation at the Abbazia di San Gregorio is an opportunity to discover many works dating from antiquity to the present day. Paintings, bronze sculptures, ceramics, tapestries, furniture, but also glassware. The old productions are from the studio C.V.M Cappelin & Co, while the contemporary chandeliers are by Nathalie Ziegler Pasqua.

C.V.M. CAPPELIN & CO

 

Founded in 1877, the workshop C.V.M. produced for prestigious European companies such as Gallet and Daum. Recognizable by its C.V.M. stamp surmounted by a crown, these Murano glass creations were also produced in the name of the workshop.

In 1933 the company was bought by one of its directors, and we find the initials M.V.M. etched and juxtaposed with Cappellin & Co. Big names such as Vittorio Zecchin, Alfredo Barbini, and Livio Seguso, had their works realized in this historic workshop.

VITTORIO ZECCHIN

 

Vittorio Zecchin, born in 1878, was the son of Murano glassmaker. He explored painting, and the decorative arts and had a predilection for glass. Artistic director of Cappellin & Co in 1921, he invented modern Venetian glassware: pure purplish shapes in the colours of precious stones that triumphed at the Universal Exhibition of Decorative Arts in Paris in 1925.

ALFREDO BARBINI

 

Alfredo Barbini was born in 1912 into one of Murano’s most important glass families. He began working with glass from a very early age to become a master at the age of 8 with exceptional ability to shape the material. He worked for many years at Zecchin-Martinuzzi before joining VAMSA, where he contributed particularly to “Vetro Fumato” and chromatic effects. In 1950 he opened his own studio, now owned by his son, and produced pieces of a single block, very thick and varied in tone, which are characteristic of him.

NATHALIE ZIEGLER PASQUA

 

Nathalie Ziegler Pasqua was a soloist dancer at the Paris Opera before embarking on the creation of mouth-blown glass pieces at the Saint-Just glassworks.

Each plate used is unique because the breath determines the way it will be drawn. Unique also is this know-how in France transmitted from generation to generation since the creation of the glassworks in 1826 by royal decree of Charles X.

This glass capable of resurrecting the past, playing with light and transparency, colour and texture, Nathalie has it silvered, cuts it, assembles it and manages to double it to capture and spread light through a decorative creation, often floral, sometimes votive, even mystical.

The magnificent chandeliers presented at the Abbazia are a spectacular testimony.

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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