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issue 49 - April/May 2019
CURVE magazine cover April/May 2019
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by Anne Donze and Vincent Chagnon

     The duo of the Anne Donze and Vincent Chagnon was borne of a desire to create and work and develop during their various partnerships. Their interests and different cultural backgrounds have led them to a common artistic process oriented to the other, travel and play. The pair’s sculptures contain stories. We sculpt elements in molten glass and we assemble them with blown glass. Locked, trapped by our breath, as mixing techniques forms a whole, a part of installation.... The theme of our work is confinement, a concept that allows us to capture a story like a photographer who captures a moment in his picture,’ said Donze. The pair are interested in glass as a medium for is ability to address the notion of confinement through transparency. Their work work questions the nature of duality and opposition, complementarity and balance and this sense of pairs infuses both their final products and their way of working.
   
by Nicholas Hamilton Holmes

     The Black Arts Collection is a presentation of new work from Nicholas Hamilton Holmes. The collection evolves a ’tubular’ design language where Holmes has bent, shaped and turned wood into various forms and then dyed them all black. The work is blacked out, ebonized and non visible ornamented only by the purity of the form and some light stippling. The use of Brazilian Soapstone, black Danish Cord, Mongolian wool and Brass deepen the works and lighten the mood. The monotone color pallet focuses the viewer’s attention on the structural forms as well as exemplifies the designer’s control of the wood. Hamilton Holmes is a carpenter and designer and all of his work is produced in studio.
   
by Jad El Khoury

     Photos © Jad El Khoury Jad El Khoury is renowned for adding colorful doodles to several of Beirut’s war scarred buildings and creating pieces which add a tangible sense of escapism to the city. ’My drive is to light up social/political subjects through public art installations. My latest projects are War Peace, 2015 17 and Burj El Hawa, 2018. I strongly believe that urban art interventions can make a change,’ said El Khoury. After graduating with a degree in Interior Architecture from the Lebanese University, El Khoury’s work artwork has been featured in numerous international magazines and a number of regional art exhibitions.
   
by Peter van de Water

     With his fantastic range of Bottle candle holders Peter van de Water has reconceived the bottle and a created a new life for it as a candle holder, using just the silhouette of three immediately recognizable forms of wine bottle. Familiar and surprising at the same time, the Bottle candle holders are the most recognizable designs by de Water and they have led to international recognition with sales to the MoMa shops in New York and Tokyo. The Carry on candle holders by van de Water for New Duivendrecht translate a classic icon into a new and modern design item. Carry on Big is the bigger brother, and is big and heavy, you do not want to Carry this one, but it is a great eye catcher and a functional candle holder.
ISSUE HIGHLIGHTS
Intelligence  Who What Where
ANIMALS, MAN AND ART
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ARTISTRY IN GLASS
Voyage    
LAKESIDE LUXURY
Intelligence  Who What Where

FOCAL POINT
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THE BLACK ARTS COLLECTION
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BOTTLE CANDLE HOLDERS
 
Inspire  Project  

PRETTY IN PINK
Inspire  Project  

STATION INSPIRATION
Trend  Focus  

ITALIAN FLAIR
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