Maison Lune gallery in California showcases design in residential setting
This artwork and design gallery in Venice, California occupies a former personal home the place interiors by designer Gabriella Kuti present a heat, impartial backdrop for the works on present.
Maison Lune was co-founded by French artist and designer Sandrine Abessera and Ukrainian designer Lubov Azria, who set about making a “dream residence, the place magnificence guidelines”.
“We wish to construct a substitute for conventional galleries, which are sometimes perceived as too elitist and intimidating,” mentioned Abessera and Azria.
The duo labored intently with inside designer Gabriella Kuti to show what was a personal home in a protected historic constructing into an area to showcase a rotating sequence of exhibitions.
The gallery is organised like a collector’s residence, with artworks and design items unfold throughout a number of rooms that complete 4,000 sq. ft (371 sq. metres).
Their intention was to permit guests to journey by the totally different rooms and flooring, that are designed to exude a heat ambiance.
The workforce did not want to change an excessive amount of of the present interiors however added storage and lighting to assist higher show the works.
“The house was already an incredible canvas for this goal: excessive ceilings, a lot of lights and skylight, white limestone flooring,” the co-founders advised Dezeen. “We created extra shelving with LA artisans and added extra lights.”
Architectural options like round home windows, spiral staircases and marble loos all convey character to the gallery.
The home additionally has a terrace with a small swimming pool and balconies for displaying items outdoor.
All the pieces displayed by the assorted styled vignettes, from artworks to collectible design items, is on the market.
The goal is to highlight a variety of each established and rising artists and designers, who work throughout mediums and strategies together with portray, sculpture, pictures, furnishings, ceramics, lighting, textiles and objects.
“The items showcased symbolize the various and altering cultural panorama of identities, values and beliefs,” the pair mentioned.
Inaugurating the gallery is a gaggle exhibition titled Transcendence, curated by Gaia Jacquet Matisse and together with work by her mom, Sophie Matisse, together with artists Bobbie Olivier, Jeannie Weissglass, Edson Fernandes, James Fischetti, Angela Damman and Santiago Martinez Peral.
Collectively, the present goals to “study the idea of duality inside our existence as people inhabiting the earth, alongside nature” based on the workforce.
This debut exhibition will proceed till the Frieze Los Angeles 2023 artwork truthful, which takes place 16-19 February, then the gallery is scheduled to host 4 showcases per 12 months.
Presenting artwork and collectible design in a residential setting has grow to be a preferred approach for gallerists and festivals to contextualise the objects, and make them extra interesting to potential consumers.
Galleries like The Future Perfect, which operates showrooms in LA and New York below the moniker Casa Excellent, and the Nomad Circle sequence of travelling design festivals are amongst people who have discovered success by this format.