- Art & Design
Parisian gallery Kolkhoze likes to collaborate with exceptional artists to create surprising new works. Their most recent collaboration is with France's Florence Louisy, Francesco Balzano and Denis Castaing. In short, founder Thibaut Van den bergh knows how to redefine French luxury with his gallery.
Founders Thibaut Van den bergh and Thomas Erber decided to pool their valuable experience as curators and art directors in the high-end segment, and this soon proved to be an excellent decision. With a fresh perspective on contemporary creations and authentic luxury, the duo succeeded in building a successful network. Although based in the city of light, Kolkhoze has ambitions to appeal to a global audience. With a focus on collective design and decorative arts, it is the address of choice for anyone who feels drawn to contemporary designs. Interior lovers and artists from all over the world are more than welcome to find their heart's content among high-quality pieces created from a sincere vision. The selections that welcome you here range from conceptual designs to high-end furniture pieces. All designs are selected with a selective eye and guarantee to be the outcome of masterful craftsmanship every time. From the beginning, Kolkhoze's reputation has been built on a strict and clear editorial line. Contemporary creation is our focus and they carefully select every design published and represented by the gallery. Their expertise also lies in decorative art - precious materials and high-quality craftsmanship. Thus, they work closely with the best ateliers in France to produce the collections and custom-made pieces for interior projects. We would like to take you through 3 designers who shine in the gallery.
Combining minimalism and elegance
Florence Louisy, a French designer and based in Paris, graduated from the Design Academy Eindhoven in the Netherlands and left for São-Paulo in 2018, to work alongside the Campana brothers. An inspiring experience that convinced her to start working independently, looking for various crafts to collaborate with. From her drawings to the completion of a piece, her projects represent unique pieces composed by minimalist and elegant lines. Her latest design is called Arche and is a bench in white stone and a natural oak. Furthermore, French architect and designer Francesco Balzano could not be missing. He gives a permanent tribute to the beauty of timeless things. Simplicity is used as an ultimate refinement, mixing noble materials, clean lines and essential functions of everyday lifestyle. His most recent design Swan consists of a natural oak and exudes one and all serenity.
Finally, there is the wall lighting by French artist Denis Castaing. He has an obsession with the line, the fold, the volume, the surface cut into the full, the empty and the broken. With a constant reference to architecture of buildings, of a garment, of an industrial object, of the body of a dancer in motion, of the planes of a landscape or a musical motif. Through his sculptures, he seeks movement in stillness. With his new design called Nocta, he shows that ceramic wall lights establish a dialogue between form and light, shape and colour. ‘Light is essential, a material in itself, as important as the earth to me, to assert a plastic presence,’ we hear from him. Once again, Kolkhoze proves here that they have an eye for extraordinary works. This collection feels robust, but at the same time pays attention to every detail. We have no doubt that many will be drawn to these unique pieces that are particularly close to art.
Images courtesy of Kolkhoze