A high point of the work I saw at the recent FOG fair in San Francisco, I stopped dead in my tracks when I saw his work showcased through New York’s Cristina Grajales Gallery.
Exploring the collection, I saw exquisite blown up versions of the jewel box: consoles, cabinets, cases. Digging deeper, I saw sculptures, lighting, and more, all immediately recognizable, and covetable.
His metalwork is exquisite on its own, but it’s his incorporation of glass that brings his work to life. The glass – not fussy art glass, but industrial-feeling cast glass that’s substantial and powerful.
What I love about his work, though, is that it also epitomizes great artisanship: it could only be the result of someone at the top of, and very much in love with his craft.
Christophe, who lives in Paris, studied under renown French sculptor Louis
He turned to exploring the world of furniture in the
Unsurprisingly, Christophe comes from a creative family: his father was a well-known ceramist, and his sister is an acclaimed illustrator. It’s clear in his work, a love of form and line, combined with material,
All images courtesy of the Cristina Grajales Gallery.