A 3D PATTERN
Rocky is a sculptural piece. It can be used as a console or a credenza, but will also accommodate books and objects to become the most graphic display or bookshelf.
Designer Charles Kalpakian plays with our perception of space and volume with an object that reveals itself and changes according to the observer’s point of view.
The abstract shape of Rocky side lives by itself to become both a coffee table, a side table or a bedside table.
Charles Kalpakian was born in Beirut, Lebanon, in 1982. After collaborating with prestigious agencies including Ora Ito and Christophe Pillet in 2011, he launched his design studio and has since then been developing his own projects. He draws his inspirations from his roots in France and Lebanon, as well as street-art culture. These influences take shape through the reinterpretation of patterns issued from the decorative art that were in turn inherited from the history and geography of Lebanon. Charles' line of work is always sharp yet flexible ; almost like the strokes created by a calligraphy brush.
Charles collectible designs "Cinétisme", "Moon" and "Clé de sol" are shown exclusively by Galerie BSL in Paris.
He also created the Rocky credenza for the brand La Chance. Since then, he has also been working with companies and brands such as DCW, Habitat, Haymann Edition, Nemo lighting, Dupont Corian, Lelievre, PUIG, Fondation Luciano Benetton, JM design gallery in Beirut and also designs private commissions.
What was the original inspiration for Rocky and Rocky Side ?
Can you sketch Rocky in your dream house ?
Charles Kalpakian likes to play with geometrical shapes in order to create a confusing feeling of volumes.
Credits : Charles Kalpakian
PROCUTION & KNOW-HOW
Rocky is made by one artisan who bends and wields each sheet of steel together. The result is a seemingly monolithic yet light sculpture that is patiently polished before it gets its signature textured epoxy laquer.
La Chance works with high qualified artisans to offer the best quality products to our clients.