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Pierre Charpin

France — b. 1962

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Pierre Charpin

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Pierre Charpin

Biography

Born in 1962 in Saint-Mandé, Pierre Charpin is a visual artist who obtained his degree from the National School of Fine Arts in Bourges (France) in 1984. In the early 1990s, he decided to concentrate on designing objects and furniture. He has since embarked upon a number of research projects with associations such as CIRVA (1998/2001) and CRAFT (2003/2005) as well as product design collaborations with internationally known design companies like Alessi, the Cristallerie Saint-Louis, Design Gallery Milano, Ligne Roset, the Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres, Pamar, Post Design, Tectona, Venini and the Wrong Shop...

Born in 1962 in Saint-Mandé, Pierre Charpin is a visual artist who obtained his degree from the National School of Fine Arts in Bourges (France) in 1984. In the early 1990s, he decided to concentrate on designing objects and furniture. He has since embarked upon a number of research projects with associations such as CIRVA (1998/2001) and CRAFT (2003/2005) as well as product design collaborations with internationally known design companies like Alessi, the Cristallerie Saint-Louis, Design Gallery Milano, Ligne Roset, the Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres, Pamar, Post Design, Tectona, Venini and the Wrong Shop.

His exclusive collaboration with the Galerie kreo started in 2005, and to this day he still creates limited edition pieces for the Galerie. Several solo exhibitions have been dedicated to his collections and organized in the parisian Galerie : « Platform » in 2006, « All’aperto » in 2008, « 8 ½ » in 2009 and « Ignotus Nomen » in 2011 and « Marbles & Clowns » in 2015 in London. Pierre Charpin has received much public recognition for his work ; in 2004 he was the prizewinner of the competition launched by the Société des Eaux de Paris (Paris Waterworks). Designed to convince Parisians of their tap water’s quality and incite them to drink more of it, his cast glass Eau de Paris water carafe was produced in a batch of 60,000. He was part of the 2005 Compass d’Oro design competition with his vase « Triplo » produced by Venini. The same year, the Paris furniture fair named him « Creator of the Year ». Pierre Charpin is also active as a set designer, in 2010 he designed the scenography of the exhibition “Mobiboom” for the musée des Arts décoratifs in Paris as well as the scenography for the third edition of « Quali Cose Siamo » in Milan’s Triennale Design Museum.

Pierre Charpin’s work is part of the most important cultural institutions : the Fonds National d’Art Contemporain, the Centre Pompidou and the musée des Arts décoratifs in Paris. In 2011, a monographic exhibition was dedicated to his work at the Grand-Hornu Images, Belgium. The exhibition was entitled « Pierre Charpin : 20 années de travail » and presented twenty years of his work. His pieces are also a part of many private contemporary art and design collections.

Parallel to his role as a designer, he has been a professor in the industrial design department at ECAL (École Cantonale d’Art de Lausanne) since 2008. In 2012, Pierre Charpin is in residence in Villa Kujoyama program framework (Kyoto).

Photo credits: © Pierre Antoine Courtesy Galerie kreo

Solo Shows

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Solo Show

May 20 - October 31, 2020

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September 16 - October 31, 2015

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September 08 - October 07, 2011

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January 31 - March 28, 2009

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February 25 - April 22, 2006

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January 08 - February 26, 2000

Group Shows

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Fair

September 08 - September 12, 2021

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July 15 - July 17, 2021

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Off-site event

May 15 - September 01, 2021

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May 12 - October 31, 2021

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Group Show

March 23 - May 08, 2021

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December 12, 2020 - March 22, 2021

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Off-site event

December 11, 2020 - April 01, 2021

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September 25 - December 24, 2019

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March 16 - March 24, 2019

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September 13 - November 04, 2017

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May 04 - May 08, 2017

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March 22 - March 26, 2017

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March 09 - March 19, 2017

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February 01 - March 18, 2017

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January 19 - March 25, 2017

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October 04 - October 09, 2016

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September 12 - October 22, 2016

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June 13 - June 19, 2016

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May 26 - August 05, 2016

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April 04 - May 18, 2016

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March 31 - April 03, 2016

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January 13 - January 17, 2016

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November 20, 2015 - January 30, 2016

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November 06, 2015 - January 23, 2016

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March 25 - May 23, 2015

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November 05 - December 20, 2014

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October 30 - December 20, 2014

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September 17 - October 30, 2014

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September 06 - October 31, 2014

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May 23 - July 26, 2014

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May 21 - July 26, 2014

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March 22 - June 01, 2013

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October 12 - November 24, 2012

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May 23 - July 28, 2012

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January 12 - March 03, 2012

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February 10 - May 15, 2011

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October 02 - December 23, 2010

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September 12 - October 31, 2009

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June 13 - July 25, 2009

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May 24 - July 25, 2008

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September 08 - October 13, 2007

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June 02 - July 13, 2007

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April 21 - May 26, 2007

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March 17 - April 14, 2007

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January 27 - March 10, 2007

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December 02, 2006 - January 20, 2007

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November 10 - December 23, 2000

Films

Lecteur vidéo

Pierre Charpin - "Similitude(s)" Short clip

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Pierre Charpin - "Similitude(s)" Interview

Lecteur vidéo

Pierre Charpin - Artsnet

Lecteur vidéo

Pierre Charpin - Entre les vases