See Mathieu Lehanneur’s Ocean Memories at Carpenters Workshop in Paris ⇒ The Renowned French designer Mathieu Lehanneur, who is known for working in a wide variety of fields, is presenting a solo exhibition, entitled “Ocean Memories” at the acclaimed Carpenters Workshop Gallery in Paris. The designer is praised for his ability to take a rigid and inflexible material and give it an illusion of fluidity and movement, pushing all boundaries when it comes to functionality and art, and this amazing exhibition is no exception.
“Mathieu Lehanneur brings us a surrealistic and materialized vision of an ocean frozen in its movement. As a three-dimensional still picture, ‘Ocean Memories’ works to capture the complex movements of waves and currents. Designed digitally and made from blocks of white and grey marble or polished bronze, these pieces make it impossible to mistake the relief of the water. The environment is reflected and the light is distorted. As impossible impressions, real parts of oceans seem to have been extracted, intact, before being fixed in matter,” explained the representatives of Carpenters Workshop Gallery regarding the meaning of this spectacular exhibition.
As a whole, this collection highlights Lehanneur’s quest to permanently balance the inorganic with the organic. Every piece presents the transition and dynamics between the solid and liquid states. For this particular exhibiton, the designer and artist designed the pieces digitally and then procceded to built them from blocks of gray marble or polished bronze. In order to smoothly give the illusion that real parts of ocean were extracted and fixed, Lehanneur opted for the straight and rectangular surfaces of the tables and benches.
This unique display will be in exhibition until June 22, so don’t miss this opportunity to see what happens when design and science combine.
Address: Carpenters Workshop Gallery, 54 Rue de la Verrerie, 75004 Paris, France.