Studio Khachatryan and Harlan Levey Initiatives open artwork and style room in Brussels
Designer Noro Khachatryan unveils his new Brussels studio room, a shared area that provide as a blank canvas to display his household furniture pieces as nicely as artwork exhibitions curated by local gallery Harlan Levey Projects
Two a long time in the creating, the new Brussels studio of designer Noro Khachatryan opens with a minimalist inside conceived to showcase artwork and style and design pieces, at the identical time serving as a practical workshop room. The studio is established inside a 19th-century industrial making in Brussels’ Molenbeek neighbourhood, and its two flooring will host operate and exhibition areas for both Studio Khachatryan and area gallery Harlan Levey Initiatives, performing as a multidisciplinary ‘cultural hub’ merging art and style.
Khachatryan founded the eponymous studio in 2010, operating between home furniture design, objects and architecture. Inspired by classical architecture, in a ten years of style work by his studio he has formulated an critical visible language based on straightforward geometries and abundant materials palettes. On the other hand, Harlan Levey has operate his eponymous art exhibition place in close by Ixelles considering that 2012, and with this new area, the gallery will aim on increasing its scope with a mix of art, design and inventive labs, ‘to create interesting ideas and results for the now and for the future.’ The centre of a new resourceful hub in Brussels, the art and design space’s neighbours contain artists Emmanuel Van der Auwera (whose studio is situated in the same building), Marcin Dudek, Amélie Bouvier and Sean Crossley.
‘The location and heritage of the developing were being equally good inspirations,’ says Armenian-born Khachatryan, who led the inside style project with his staff. ‘I consider it is important to listen to and regard a structure when amending it. More than the a long time, the creating experienced been applied as a depot for beer and shoes and even as a mosque. At instances I visualize quite a few persons doing work there at other folks, silence and storage. It felt critical to leave some of these traces current, and a couple of components of the first bricks and beams were being still left obvious.’
The room is created to honour the two strategies, and its interiors are an improve to the traditional white box idea. Even though the color and materials palette of the area has been kept to a minimal with white walls and ceilings, details these as the stone tiled flooring and an angular black steel staircase connecting the two floors bring the minimalist interiors to everyday living. The setting up is accessed by a smaller courtyard, which, the designer explains, ‘provides the potential to produce a sort of organised urban feeling, a passage in between the chaotic metropolis and the contemplative procedures hiding behind it’.
The space’s inaugural exhibit incorporates a solo demonstrate of artist Marcin Dudek by Harlan Levey Projects, when Studio Khachatryan presents a panoramic watch of its decade of projects, with some early works as effectively as additional recent collections of household furniture. §