July 30, 2021


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Studio Khachatryan opens art and design place in Brussels

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Studio Khachatryan and Harlan Levey Jobs open art and structure area in Brussels

Designer Noro Khachatryan unveils his new Brussels studio area, a shared space that provide as a blank canvas to display screen his furnishings items as well as artwork exhibitions curated by regional gallery Harlan Levey Jobs

Two a long time in the producing, the new Brussels studio of designer Noro Khachatryan opens with a minimalist interior conceived to showcase art and style and design parts, at the exact time serving as a useful workshop house. The studio is established within just a 19th-century industrial creating in Brussels’ Molenbeek neighbourhood, and its two floors will host work and exhibition areas for both Studio Khachatryan and neighborhood gallery Harlan Levey Projects, performing as a multidisciplinary ‘cultural hub’ merging art and style and design.

Khachatryan founded the eponymous studio in 2010, working between furnishings design and style, objects and architecture. Influenced by classical architecture, in a ten years of style and design function as a result of his studio he has created an essential visible language dependent on simple geometries and rich material palettes. On the other hand, Harlan Levey has run his eponymous art exhibition area in nearby Ixelles because 2012, and with this new place, the gallery will aim on expanding its scope with a combine of artwork, style and creative labs, ‘to create interesting ideas and outcomes for the now and for the long term.’ The centre of a new resourceful hub in Brussels, the artwork and style and design space’s neighbours involve artists Emmanuel Van der Auwera (whose studio is positioned in the identical constructing), Marcin Dudek, Amélie Bouvier and Sean Crossley.

‘The location and heritage of the building were equally fantastic inspirations,’ says Armenian-born Khachatryan, who led the inside structure challenge with his team. ‘I assume it’s important to listen to and respect a structure when amending it. About the several years, the constructing had been applied as a depot for beer and shoes and even as a mosque. At periods I think about numerous individuals doing work there at other individuals, silence and storage. It felt essential to leave some of these traces current, and a few aspects of the initial bricks and beams ended up still left visible.’

The room is built to honour both approaches, and its interiors are an enhance to the traditional white box notion. Although the color and content palette of the place has been saved to a bare minimum with white partitions and ceilings, details these types of as the stone tiled flooring and an angular black metal staircase connecting the two flooring convey the minimalist interiors to existence. The creating is accessed by a smaller courtyard, which, the designer points out, ‘provides the ability to build a sort of organised urban feeling, a passage amongst the chaotic metropolis and the contemplative procedures hiding guiding it’.

The space’s inaugural screen contains a solo clearly show of artist Marcin Dudek by Harlan Levey Jobs, even though Studio Khachatryan features a panoramic perspective of its ten years of tasks, with some early is effective as effectively as extra latest collections of home furnishings. §

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