Les Atelier Courbet logo in white

LAMPSCAPE | VALE

Circa

2021

Description

This piece belongs to the Topographic Memories series by designer Raphael Navot and the master-craftsmen of Les Ateliers Saint Jacques as part of the Editions Courbet program. For this capsule collection, Navot draws inspiration both from the material's personality and the time-honored techniques carried on by the Ateliers Saint Jacques master craftsmen. Resulting from a three-year-long collaboration between Courbet, Raphael Navot, and Les Ateliers Saint-Jacques, the collection is informed by Navot’s design vocabulary and his longstanding fascination for traditional crafts, raw materials, their essence, and their stories. Whether carved in stone or cast in bronze, each piece is a sculptural interpretation of topographic landscapes with emphasized details and textures that highlight the artisans’ dexterity.

Raphael Navot

Born in Jerusalem, Raphael Navot moved to Paris, where he currently works and resides, after graduating from Design Academy Eindhoven in the Netherlands. The multidisciplinary designer focuses on bespoke design commissions and interiors, emphasizing time-honored techniques and contemporary artisanship. Navot garnered international recognition with public projects including the Parisian flagship boutique of Japanese brand Pas de Calais, the Hôtel National des Arts et Métiers - a 66-room hotel and restaurant in central Paris - and his most published collaboration with movie director and artist David Lynch for the design of his Silencio cinema and membership club in Paris.

The designer's work and his ongoing collaborations with traditional ateliers and design publishers of beautifully crafted pieces, reflect his consistent interest in time-honored techniques and the design ethos close to the curatorial direction of Les Ateliers Courbet.

Long-standing friends with a shared passion for traditional crafts and materials, Navot and Melanie Courbet collaborated with the Ateliers Saint Jacques — a cooperative of revered master craftsmen combining bronze, stone, metal, and wood expertise outside of Paris. Initiated in 2017, the Ateliers Saint Jacques editions by Raphael Navot result from an immersive dialogue between the designer, the master artisans, and Courbet. As part of the Editions Courbet program and the gallery's mission to initiate collaborations and exchanges between contemporary artists and the ateliers that it represents, the Ateliers Saint Jacques & Raphael Navot collection aims to emphasize the ongoing cultural legacies carried on by rarefied master craftsmen around the world.

Raphael Navot is represented by Friedman Benda gallery. Click HERE for any artist commissions or general inquiries about the artist.

Born in Jerusalem, Raphael Navot moved to Paris, where he currently works and resides, after graduating from Design Academy Eindhoven in the Netherlands. The multidisciplinary designer focuses on bespoke design commissions and interiors, emphasizing time-honored techniques and contemporary artisanship. Navot garnered international recognition with public projects including the Parisian flagship boutique of Japanese brand Pas de Calais, the Hôtel National des Arts et Métiers - a 66-room hotel and restaurant in central Paris - and his most published collaboration with movie director and artist David Lynch for the design of his Silencio cinema and membership club in Paris.

The designer's work and his ongoing collaborations with traditional ateliers and design publishers of beautifully crafted pieces, reflect his consistent interest in time-honored techniques and the design ethos close to the curatorial direction of Les Ateliers Courbet.

Long-standing friends with a shared passion for traditional crafts and materials, Navot and Melanie Courbet collaborated with the Ateliers Saint Jacques — a cooperative of revered master craftsmen combining bronze, stone, metal, and wood expertise outside of Paris. Initiated in 2017, the Ateliers Saint Jacques editions by Raphael Navot result from an immersive dialogue between the designer, the master artisans, and Courbet. As part of the Editions Courbet program and the gallery's mission to initiate collaborations and exchanges between contemporary artists and the ateliers that it represents, the Ateliers Saint Jacques & Raphael Navot collection aims to emphasize the ongoing cultural legacies carried on by rarefied master craftsmen around the world.

Raphael Navot is represented by Friedman Benda gallery. Click HERE for any artist commissions or general inquiries about the artist.