Karen Chekerdjian

Inside Out Candle Holder


70 x 60 cm

Nero Marquinia base with Rosso Levanto top

or Rosso Levanto base with Nero Marquinia top

Top element: vase, fruit bowl or candle holder, available in Nero Marquinia or Rosso Levanto marble.

Manufacturer: Mmairo

Drawing on the notion of offerings in ancient cultures, Inside Out is a modern reinterpretation of the sacrificial and the ritualistic. As with her previous work, Totem, also exhibited here, Karen Chekerdjian displays an affinity for modularity: from a single foundation sprout multiple possibilities. Teeming with the vigorous energy emitted by its sleek marble, this coffee table can change from a vase, to a candle holder, to a fruit basket. The top element of this design defines its function without distorting the familiar nature of the piece, which bridges the archaic and the contemporary.


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This item will be delivered after the exhibition is over
About the Designer

Karen Chekerdjian (b. 1970) is a designer based in Beirut. She holds an MA in Industrial Design from Domus Academy, Milan. During her time in Milan, she worked closely with Massimo Morozzi, founding member of Archizoom, and produced her first piece, Mobil, which was fabricated and distributed by Edra. She moved back to her native city of Beirut in 2001 and founded her eponymous design studio through which she constantly challenges the limits of design. Chekerdjian has shown her work globally, including at Institut du monde Arabe, Paris (2016), Galerie Dutko, Paris (2016), and Design Miami/, Basel and Miami (2015).

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