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Territoire(s) at Design Days Dubai

A curated collection of French craftsmanship, Territoire(s) debut at Dubai Design Days includes Geraldine Gonzelez’s Flying Chair.

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Text by Nadine Botha

“I am fascinated by Dubai, a city rich in diversity that communicates such positive energy,” says Arnaud Fontani, founder and CEO of Territoire(s), which is showing at Design Days Dubai from March 14 to 17 for the first time. Presenting a collection of the finest examples of French design and exquisite craftsmanship in partnership with Maison Parisienne, Territoire(s) celebrates the audacious spirit of its home country’s lifestyle.

A highlight is the Flying Chair by prominent sculptor Géraldine Gonzalez. The luminous work sets a new record for the largest number of Austrian crystals to be used in a work of its kind, evoking a complementary play between transparency and light. The chair is suspended, legs in the air; its form serving a function other than seating.

Transforming unbleached calico and brut cotton into intricate sculptural work, Simone Pheulpin’s sculptures will also draw attention. Similarly Pierre Renart, who uses cutting-edge technology in conjunction with traditional woodworking techniques to create an extraordinary harmony of function and style.

“For me, Dubai is quickly becoming the emerging scene for art and design and I am excited to see the scene continue to develop in the coming years,” says Fontani.

Detail of Flying Chair by Geraldine Gonzalez
Detail of Flying Chair by Geraldine Gonzalez
Flying Chair and Moon by Geraldine Gonzalez
Flying Chair and Moon by Geraldine Gonzalez
Regards by Geraldine Gonzalez
Regards by Geraldine Gonzalez
Chandelier by Geraldine Gonzalez
Chandelier by Geraldine Gonzalez
Reverie by Pierre Vatrin
Reverie by Pierre Vatrin
Detail of Accumulation by Simone Pheulpin
Detail of Accumulation by Simone Pheulpin
Urchins by Isabelle le Clercq
Urchins by Isabelle le Clercq
Wave Desk by Pierre Renard
Wave Desk by Pierre Renard
Genese chairs by Pierre Renard
Genese chairs by Pierre Renard
Flourescent Table by Helene de Saint-Lager
Flourescent Table by Helene de Saint-Lager
Crepuscule by Kim Duong
Crepuscule by Kim Duong
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