The exhibition with the apt name “Denim” is intended to contribute to the rediscovery of denim as a specific iconic fabric. Denim has been embraced by everyone from miners and cowboys to Hollywood celebrities over the past two centuries, and Nuriev brings this history to his new project. In his work, he tries to combine the worlds of art, design and fashion.
In this collection, he focuses on how we relate to furniture and rethinks our relationship with everyday objects.
The collection was created on the ground floor of the Carpenters gallery in Paris especially for this space
The furniture collection was designed as a modular system consisting of several separate and interchangeable elements. “Just like you layer jeans, t-shirts and jackets in the order you want, I want my furniture to adapt and shape to the user’s wishes,” stated Nuriev.
The furniture is designed to correspond with the predominant way we spend our time indoors. According to the artist, this method has changed a lot in the last few years. The dominant piece is the so-called Sofa Pool, a huge sofa or rather a space where you can eat, work or rest.
Since the furniture serves as both a table and a sofa, there is no interruption when moving from one to the other, allowing for deeper conversations and connections between users.
“When I started my practice 10 years ago, I thought about what I could bring to interior design. Interior design is a symbiosis of three main creative disciplines: design, architecture and art. The big item missing from this equation is fashion, which I find very surprising. Fashion is a unique medium of expression and I think furniture is an extension of our wardrobe, our style and more broadly our identity. Fashion is everywhere, it surrounds us. It is a medium that persists over time, so let’s incorporate it into the design,” Nuriev encourages.
“I conceived the furniture in this collection as assemblies of elements that can be separated. The sofa can be an armchair or an ottoman. My favorite piece is the DJ table because it brings people together not only in the context of a party, but also serves as a meeting space,” said Nuriev.
Harry Nuriev, 37, is an artist, architect and interior furniture designer based in New York and Paris, as well as the founder and creative director of Crosby Studios, an interior architecture and design studio founded in 2014. He designs virtual installations, public spaces and object design.
Denim is the artist’s first solo exhibition under the representation of the gallery and is created in collaboration with design specialist Aurélia Julienová. The exhibition is located at 54 Rue de la Verrerie, Paris.
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