ABBAZIA SAN GREGORIO

CHAHAN X COLNAGHI

 

Venetian art and lifestyle experience

May 9th – November 24th 2019

 

Chahan & Colnaghi open the doors of the San Gregorio Abbey in Venice, and will welcome you by appointment (gallery@chahan.com) up to the 24th November 2019, for this unique experience.

Get ready to discover the 10 rooms of this amazing place!

THE COURTYARD

 

The Abbey is built around a magnificent courtyard surrounded by a gallery of columns serving the spaces of the ground floor, and giving direct access to the Grand Canal.

The courtyard has been designed in the spirit of a Tuscan garden and presents an exceptional series of sculptural panels by Harry Bertoïa framing a Sculpture of Adonis by Gabriel Grupello.

THE ENTRANCE VESTIBULE

 

Under the porch, an impressive 1st century labrum faces, on the one hand, a sculptural pewter and brass panel by Pierre Sabatier, and on the other hand, a Sylphion ceramic screen by Peter Lane.

Surrounding the door overlooking the Grand Canal, a pair of custom made bronze vessels by Marie Khouri harmoniously match the colours of the vestibule, and punctuate the series of rooms on the ground floor.

THE MAIN HALL ROOM

 

The vestibule gives on the one hand onto the enfilade of dining rooms and on the other hand to the stairwell which leads to the first floor.

The first dining room is built around an exceptional pair of statues in alabaster and black marble representing Flora and Camillus, under the eyes of The Viscount and Viscountess of Headfort, painted by Pompeo Batoni.

The sculptural wall by Pierre Sabatier, the brutalist table by Paul Evans and the sculpted bench by Harumi Klossowska de Rola bring a more contemporary touch.

THE DINING ROOM

 

The second dining room, lit by a majestic chandelier by Nathalie Ziegler-Pasqua, is adorned with a 16th century Flemish tapestry, and paintings by masters such as Palma Giovane and Bernardo Canal.

THE MASTER LIVING ROOM

 

On the first floor, this imposing living room illustrates the magic of Chahan’s collaboration with Colnaghi.

It shows that works of different styles and eras can coexist in the same space, while imparting a serene, elegant and harmonious atmosphere. Here are exposed brutalist furniture designers of the 20th century such as François Gueneau, Rene Broissant, and Paul Evans, a candelabra by Cesar, as well as a pair of 18th century marble marquetry tables by Raffaeli. The centerpiece of this living room is obviously Sonia Delaunay‘s imposing wool velvet carpet.

THE ROOM WITH A VIEW

 

It is one of the highlights of the visit, with a breathtaking 180° of the Grand Canal.

It is from this place that famous painters such as Bernardo Canal painted famous vedute similar to the one shown here. The large “Omnibus” sofa by Vladimir Kagan invites you to enjoy this breathtaking view, as does the pair of Chahan design chairs in plexi and bronze installed around a Peter Lane ceramic coffee table.

THE COPPER ROOM

 

A 1970’s sculptural copper wall lines one of the walls of this Cabinet de Curiosité. Italian glass pieces from the beginning of the 20th century, a Pia Manu slate and steel coffee table, Ruhlmann carpets, are placed alongside a Canaletto canvas and numerous bronze sculptures dating from the 16th to the 19th centuries.

THE GOLD ROOM

 

Passing through the doorway, the ceramic constellation by Shizue Imai is undoubtedly the work that catches the eye with its golden reflections that echo the Sonambient sculpture by Harry Bertoia. An exceptional oval table from the Saint-Just glassworks, as well as a magnificent Murano glass chandelier from the 20s come to balance the more tormented lines of the brutalist furniture.

THE CURATED BATHROOM

 

Chahan went so far as to invest the bathroom overlooking the Basilica of La Salute to present a pair of “Return from Egypt” armchairs  by John Dickinson for Randolph & Hein, a crystal rock Chahan design lamp, as well as a chandelier entitled “Icy” by Nathalie Ziegler-Pasqua. The aqua, light grey and beige tones echo those of Carlo Bonavia‘s painting representing the Temple of Diana. Here again, past and present come together in perfect harmony.

THE MAJOLICA ROOM

 

Chahan wanted to highlight an exceptional series of ceramic vases by Bruno Gambone made as a tribute to African women. Very different from his best-known works, these vases reveal another aspect of the creativity and mastery of the artist. As in the installation space, we find here a selection of brutalist furniture of the second half of the 20th century : coffee table by Philip and Kelvin Laverne, sculptural table by René Broissant, armchairs by Adrian Pearsall and Steve Chase, and the magnificent Willow Tree by Harry Bertoia.

The bathroom adjoining this living room has been converted into a mini museum of majolica ceramics with rare vases and plates from the 16th century.

ABBAZIA SAN GREGORIO

CHAHAN X COLNAGHI

 

Venetian art and lifestyle experience

May 9th – November 24th 2019

 

 

Chahan & Colnaghi open the doors of the San Gregorio Abbey in Venice, and will welcome you by appointment (gallery@chahan.com) up to the 24th November 2019, for this unique experience.

Get ready to discover the four first rooms of this amazing place!

THE COURTYARD

 

The Abbey is built around a magnificent courtyard surrounded by a gallery of columns serving the spaces of the ground floor, and giving direct access to the Grand Canal.

The courtyard has been designed in the spirit of a Tuscan garden and presents an exceptional series of sculptural panels by Harry Bertoïa framing a Sculpture of Adonis by Gabriel Grupello.

THE ENTRANCE VESTIBULE

 

Under the porch, an impressive 1st century labrum faces, on the one hand, a sculptural pewter and brass panel by Pierre Sabatier, and on the other hand, a Sylphion ceramic screen by Peter Lane.

Surrounding the door overlooking the Grand Canal, a pair of custom made bronze vessels by Marie Khouri harmoniously match the colours of the vestibule, and punctuate the series of rooms on the ground floor.

THE MAIN HALL ROOM

 

The vestibule gives on the one hand onto the enfilade of dining rooms and on the other hand to the stairwell which leads to the first floor.

The first dining room is built around an exceptional pair of statues in alabaster and black marble representing Flora and Camillus, under the eyes of The Viscount and Viscountess of Headfort, painted by Pompeo Batoni.

The sculptural wall by Pierre Sabatier, the brutalist table by Paul Evans and the sculpted bench by Harumi Klossowska de Rola bring a more contemporary touch.

THE DINING ROOM

 

The second dining room, lit by a majestic chandelier by Nathalie Ziegler-Pasqua, is adorned with a 16th century Flemish tapestry, and paintings by masters such as Palma Giovane and Bernardo Canal.

THE MASTER LIVING ROOM

 

On the first floor, this imposing living room illustrates the magic of Chahan’s collaboration with Colnaghi.

It shows that works of different styles and eras can coexist in the same space, while imparting a serene, elegant and harmonious atmosphere. Here are exposed brutalist furniture designers of the 20th century such as François Gueneau, Rene Broissant, and Paul Evans, a candelabra by Cesar, as well as a pair of 18th century marble marquetry tables by Raffaeli. The centerpiece of this living room is obviously Sonia Delaunay‘s imposing wool velvet carpet.

THE ROOM WITH A VIEW

 

It is one of the highlights of the visit, with a breathtaking 180° of the Grand Canal.

It is from this place that famous painters such as Bernardo Canal painted famous vedute similar to the one shown here. The large “Omnibus” sofa by Vladimir Kagan invites you to enjoy this breathtaking view, as does the pair of Chahan design chairs in plexi and bronze installed around a Peter Lane ceramic coffee table.

THE COPPER ROOM

 

A 1970’s sculptural copper wall lines one of the walls of this Cabinet de Curiosité. Italian glass pieces from the beginning of the 20th century, a Pia Manu slate and steel coffee table, Ruhlmann carpets, are placed alongside a Canaletto canvas and numerous bronze sculptures dating from the 16th to the 19th centuries.

THE GOLD ROOM

 

Passing through the doorway, the ceramic constellation by Shizue Imai is undoubtedly the work that catches the eye with its golden reflections that echo the Sonambient sculpture by Harry Bertoia. An exceptional oval table from the Saint-Just glassworks, as well as a magnificent Murano glass chandelier from the 20s come to balance the more tormented lines of the brutalist furniture.

THE CURATED BATHROOM

 

Chahan went so far as to invest the bathroom overlooking the Basilica of La Salute to present a pair of “Return from Egypt” armchairs  by John Dickinson for Randolph & Hein, a crystal rock Chahan design lamp, as well as a chandelier entitled “Icy” by Nathalie Ziegler-Pasqua. The aqua, light grey and beige tones echo those of Carlo Bonavia‘s painting representing the Temple of Diana. Here again, past and present come together in perfect harmony.

THE MAJOLICA ROOM

 

Chahan wanted to highlight an exceptional series of ceramic vases by Bruno Gambone made as a tribute to African women. Very different from his best-known works, these vases reveal another aspect of the creativity and mastery of the artist. As in the installation space, we find here a selection of brutalist furniture of the second half of the 20th century : coffee table by Philip and Kelvin Laverne, sculptural table by René Broissant, armchairs by Adrian Pearsall and Steve Chase, and the magnificent Willow Tree by Harry Bertoia.

The bathroom adjoining this living room has been converted into a mini museum of majolica ceramics with rare vases and plates from the 16th century.

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