2 400 

Limited edition of 99

Part of the permanent collection of le Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris

Laquered white clay
D 42 x H 62 cm
D 16.5 x H 24.4 in.
Handmade in Italy, numbered and signed piece
Available in marble or other ceramic colors on request

Delivery estimate of 8 weeks
International shipping

About the designer

Karen Chekerdjian
Lebanese artist & architect, based in Beirut, Lebanon

“I am not trying to say anything.
But at the same time, I am trying to say everything.”  Karen Chekerdjian


Exhibition SUR/FACE @MuseumAngewandteKunst, Frankfurt 2017
Exhibition FREE PLAY @MuseumOfContemporaryArt, Santa Barbara 2017
Exhibition RESPIRATION @InstitutduMondeArabe, Paris 2016
TOTEM is part of the permanent collection at @MuséedesArtsDécoratifs, Paris 2016


TOTEM is not a work of design but rather a search for balance between solid and void, between heavy and light.
Intuition led desire, from which emerged an idea. The idea evaporated and the object remained. Even though the spirit transcends, the TOTEM continues to be essential.
Three elementary geometric forms are stacked one on top of the other in different sequences, like building blocks. The practice in play revisits the simplicity of gesture towards a spiritual harmony between functionality and purposelessness, between form and formlessness. Composed of three shapes—a cylinder, a circle, a cone—TOTEM can be arranged in two compositions. The handmade piece is available in marble or ceramic.

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