Black Sea coffee table

Numbered edition

Leather, patinated steel
H 36,5 x D 120 cm
H 14.4 x D 82.7 in.
Each work is numbered, dated and signed

Leadtime : 10 to 12 weeks
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About the designer

Damien Gernay 
French designer, b. 1975, based in Brussels, Belgium

Gernay’s work is highly experimental, driven by his desire to challenge boundaries between art and design. To date, his practice spans furniture, lighting, and accessories. His pieces often reflect a reverence for nature and the enigmatic; his larger oeuvre focuses on materiality, texture, and ambiguity. Close to the considerations of a painter or a sculptor, the imponderable plays a decisive role in his practice. The error is accepted and assimilated, making each piece unique with its own history, complexities, and intimate paradoxes. He combine control with spontaneity, mixing the smooth with the rough.

Gernay exhibits frequently, including, as of this writing, at fairs such PAD London & Paris, ICFF in New York, Milan Design Week, and institutions such as Triennale de Milano in Milan, Design museum in Ghent, Bozar in Brussels and among others.

The coffee table Mer Noire takes its inspiration from the sea, both attractive and frightening, its perpetual movement and its ever changing appearance.
With this piece I tried to capture the present moment, and to fix forever a fragment of the sea surface.
Leather was the obvious material for such an endeavor: leather is alive, can be molded in any form or shape and its texture shares with water its caustic effect.
The tabletop hence takes life and seems to move with the reflection of light.

Based in Paris, the gallery represents and edits collectible pieces in limited edtion. Every work is original and delivered with a certificate of authenticity from the artist. We provide council to our clients in their acquisitions and assist in personalised orders. Our international network and unique, cultivated relationships allow us to present original and unique works.

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