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Charles Kalpakian

Charles Kalpakian was born in Beirut in 1982. After collaborating with prestigious agencies including Christophe Pillet in 2011, he launched his design studio and has since then been developing his own projects and quickly collaborated with numerous French and Italian manufacturers.

The influences of his work take shape through the reinterpretation of motifs derived from the decorative arts. Charles’ line of work is always sharp yet flexible almost like the strokes created by a calligraphy brush. Ranging from product to interior design, his ventures always highlight the richness of his origins combined with the elements of Western modernity. 

In 2012 his first Soloshow at Galerie BSL with "Cinetisme" wall cabinet collection allow him to make him known. He is represented by Galerie BSL in Paris and Joy Mardini design gallery in Beirut. Since then, he has also been working with many international brands, galleries and private clients. He collaborates and designs with talented craftsmen, from watches, furniture and sculptures for projects across the world. Later this year he designed the Paris & Milan showroom of italian lighting company Nemo. During the Salone del Mobile 2018 he collaborated with Gebruder Thonet Vienna at Wallpaper Handmade with the « Infinite wallbars ». He will be giving a design workshop at Tumo Foundation in Armenia. Several pieces and collaborations are in progress, in particular a large sculpture for LeMeridien Hotel in Riyad.

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