by 05/17/2016 | Art Newson
GALERIE NEGROPONTES AT THE ART DISTRICT
From September 3rd to 17th, 2016
Design Hervé Langlais ©2016 – Plateau verre Perrin & Perrin
Piètement Laiton, 200 x 80 x 35 cm, Unique piece
During Paris Design Week, Le Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris invites to its Art District the Galerie Negropontes which, following the tradition of French Decorative Art, offers limited edition and bespoke furniture collections. This collection includes works designed by Hervé Langlais and Romanian photographer Dan Grigorescu, as well as glass sculptures and installations by Perrin & Perrin. Galerie Negropontes previously collaborated with the Parisian palace in 2010 during the refurbishment of the hotel by Philippe Starck and created astonishing glass plates for the hotel’s Long Bar.
Located few steps from the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, in the historic antique area, the Galerie Negropontes is run by Sophie Negropontes, Founder, and Hervé Langlais, Designer and Artistic Director. Their ambition is to showcase exceptional creations by craftsmen of unequalled skills in order to revive the tradition of French Decorative Arts with a contemporary vision.
The gallery works with craftsmen that are passionate about their work and with whom Sophie Negropontes and Hervé Langlais have forged privileged relationships over the years. The furniture of Hervé Langlais follows a clear artistic direction: pure lines, attention to detail, rarity and preciousness of materials. In addition to its annual collections, the Galerie Negropontes develops bespoke furniture for exceptional projects: apartments, villas, yachts and private planes. The attention to detail brought the gallery to edit a complete collection of hardware accessories. Again Hervé Langlais’ designs gave birth to a fluid line, in line with its function. Love of beauty and fine craftsmanship, these are the words of the Galerie Negropontes, showing a willingness to register and renew a tradition of French luxury.
About Hervé Langlais
Graduate of the Rouen School of Architecture, Interior Designer and Architect Hervé Langlais has been exploring all levels of creation for over twenty years. He creates furniture for the Galerie Negropontes in the tradition of excellence of French furniture, combining accuracy and purity of design with an extremely accurate choice of materials. Each of his creations is done in close cooperation with renowned craftsmen: cabinetmakers, mirror makers, and masons.
About Perrin & Perrin
Martine and Jacki are husband and wife sculptors. They have been passionately working with glass since 1995 and developed the Build-in-Glass technique which allows them to create dense and compact glass blocks, finding their inspiration in music writing, calligraphy, play on words and their sounds.
About Dan Er. Grigorescu (1917 – 1990)
Independent Romanian photographer Dan Grigorescu published over 30 books. His work established a direct link between the eye and reality, subject and object. As a photographer, he is the one who reveals, the one that seeks to capture the fugitive manifestation of the depth of his surroundings. This dynamic is unique to all of his work: his view of Brancusi’s work attests to this.
About Sophie Negropontes
Enlightened art lover and daughter of a photographer, Sophie is the managerial mind behind the Galerie Negropontes. Her past experience includes representing a famous perfume brand in Hong-Kong, heading a team of stylists and managers for an image wear company, and serving as Managing Director and Partner for a French leader in search engines. Sophie has drawn on her varied experience to found the Galerie Negropontes, which launched in March 2012.
Art District, Le Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris
41 Avenue Hoche, 75008 Paris
From Tuesday to Saturday, from 11.30 am to 7 pm – Sunday and Monday via the Librairie des Arts (free entrance)
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