Exclusive one-off pieces, limited series, creation in design, jewellery and fashion… A three-part editorial line launched by Galerie BSL which opened to the public in the Marais on May 7th, at 23 rue Charlot, Paris 3rd.
Founded by Béatrice Saint-Laurent, this is a place that aims at making over the codes of the genre. The on-site architecture by Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance breaks with the international white cube standard for art galleries – a model that may suit contemporary artworks but does not cover the needs of a design gallery. Noé has re-shuffled conventional object display codes by proposing a white Corian spiral scanned by sequences, a sculpture extrapolated to architectural scale.
This structure becomes the founding statement in the gallery’s space: an object for displaying other objects. As the designer himself says: ‘It’s a straight-up piece that accentuates interior perspectives, but which can also be as neutral as a white sheet‘.
A shell that is showcase and cocoon, built to enhance the most advanced design projects of today and other rare pieces or exclusive commissions: 20th c. lighting, contemporary and vintage jewellery, fashion creations.
The aim is to effect a radical tearing down of the borders that separate modes of expression and periods, which Béatrice Saint-Laurent hopes will lead to any number of exchanges. Cross-overs, influences, correspondences – a source of transversal readings and discoveries.
The other good news is the collaboration of a greek designer with BSL Gallery! Lito Karakostanoglou, executive designer of “Cabinet des Curiosites”, is showing pieces of her beautiful Peacock collection and many more, in the heart of Paris.