Studio Khachatryan opens art and design space in Brussels

David J. Holcomb

Studio Khachatryan and Harlan Levey Initiatives open artwork and structure space in Brussels

Designer Noro Khachatryan unveils his new Brussels studio house, a shared room that serve as a blank canvas to exhibit his furniture items as well as artwork exhibitions curated by neighborhood gallery Harlan Levey Projects

Two years in the making, the new Brussels studio of designer Noro Khachatryan opens with a minimalist inside conceived to showcase artwork and structure parts, at the exact same time serving as a purposeful workshop house. The studio is set inside of a 19th-century industrial creating in Brussels’ Molenbeek neighbourhood, and its two flooring will host perform and exhibition spaces for both Studio Khachatryan and local gallery Harlan Levey Tasks, performing as a multidisciplinary ‘cultural hub’ merging artwork and structure.

Khachatryan started the eponymous studio in 2010, operating among home furniture layout, objects and architecture. Motivated by classical architecture, in a decade of style and design perform through his studio he has created an critical visible language centered on basic geometries and rich substance palettes. On the other hand, Harlan Levey has operate his eponymous art exhibition area in nearby Ixelles considering that 2012, and with this new room, the gallery will concentrate on growing its scope with a mix of art, layout and creative labs, ‘to create interesting tips and outcomes for the now and for the long run.’ The centre of a new imaginative hub in Brussels, the artwork and layout space’s neighbours contain artists Emmanuel Van der Auwera (whose studio is found in the identical making), Marcin Dudek, Amélie Bouvier and Sean Crossley.

‘The area and record of the constructing had been both of those fantastic inspirations,’ says Armenian-born Khachatryan, who led the interior style challenge with his team. ‘I imagine it’s crucial to listen to and regard a construction when amending it. Above the yrs, the developing experienced been made use of as a depot for beer and sneakers and even as a mosque. At situations I picture a lot of men and women doing the job there at other people, silence and storage. It felt crucial to go away some of these traces existing, and a couple of components of the initial bricks and beams were left noticeable.’

The space is made to honour both equally approaches, and its interiors are an enhance to the traditional white box principle. Although the colour and materials palette of the room has been held to a minimal with white walls and ceilings, details such as the stone tiled flooring and an angular black metal staircase connecting the two floors deliver the minimalist interiors to existence. The creating is accessed by a modest courtyard, which, the designer clarifies, ‘provides the means to make a sort of organised urban sensation, a passage in between the chaotic town and the contemplative procedures hiding driving it’.

The space’s inaugural show incorporates a solo present of artist Marcin Dudek by Harlan Levey Tasks, even though Studio Khachatryan features a panoramic see of its ten years of projects, with some early is effective as effectively as a lot more new collections of furniture. §

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