Karen Chekerdjian

Totem

2017

42 x 62 cm

Marble

Manufacturer: Mmairo

Totem is an exploration of materiality, creativity, and play. Made up of three primary geometric forms – a cylinder, a cone, and a circle – which act as building blocks, its elements can be stacked atop each other in one of two sequences. A different facet of Totem emerges with each configuration. Modular in nature, Totem is an exercise in poetic composition. The work’s playful simplicity is a reflection on the tension between functionality and futility, between form and the absence thereof.

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About the Designer

Karen Chekerdjian (b. 1970) is a designer based in Beirut, Lebanon. She holds an MA in Industrial Design from Domus Academy, Milan, Italy. 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 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 extensively, including at Design Miami, Basel and Miami, USA (2015); Institut du monde arabe, Paris, France (2016); and Galerie Dutko, Paris, France (2016).

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