- Pierre Charpin -

Pierre Charpin

France — b. 1962

Available Works

Crescendo Table - Pierre Charpin - Table - Galerie kreo

Pierre Charpin

Crescendo Table - Pierre Charpin - Table - Galerie kreo

Pierre Charpin

Dots - pink - Pierre Charpin - Art and Drawing - Galerie kreo

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

Pierre Charpin - Resemblance(s)
Solo Show

May 20 - October 31, 2020

Pierre Charpin - marbles & clowns
Solo Show

September 16 - October 31, 2015

Pierre Charpin - Ignotus Nomen
Solo Show

September 08 - October 07, 2011

Pierre Charpin - 8 ½
Solo Show

January 31 - March 28, 2009

Pierre Charpin - Platform
Solo Show

February 25 - April 22, 2006

Pierre Charpin - Pierre Charpin
Solo Show

January 08 - February 26, 2000

Group Shows

Pierre Charpin - step by step
Group Show

September 16 - November 05, 2022

Pierre Charpin - Design Miami/ Basel 2022
Fair

June 13 - June 19, 2022

Pierre Charpin - chez soi
Group Show

April 07 - July 16, 2022

Pierre Charpin - PAD Paris 2022
Fair

April 06 - April 10, 2022

Pierre Charpin - 'inside'
Group Show

December 08, 2021 - April 09, 2022

Pierre Charpin - fiac! 2021
Fair

October 20 - October 24, 2021

Pierre Charpin - Design Miami / Basel 2021
Fair

September 20 - September 26, 2021

Pierre Charpin - Art Paris Art Fair 2021
Fair

September 08 - September 12, 2021

Pierre Charpin - artmonte-carlo 2021
Fair

July 15 - July 17, 2021

Pierre Charpin - kamel mennour x Galerie kreo @in Provence
Off-site event

May 15 - September 01, 2021

Pierre Charpin - @home new chapter
Group Show

March 23 - May 08, 2021

Pierre Charpin - @home
Group Show

December 12, 2020 - March 22, 2021

Pierre Charpin - Lucas Ratton x kamel mennour x Galerie kreo @Paris
Off-site event

December 11, 2020 - April 01, 2021

Pierre Charpin - 20 years
Group Show

September 25 - December 24, 2019

Pierre Charpin - TEFAF Maastricht 2019
Fair

March 16 - March 24, 2019

Pierre Charpin - Didier Lavier
Group Show

September 13 - November 04, 2017

Pierre Charpin - TEFAF New York 2017
Fair

May 04 - May 08, 2017

Pierre Charpin - PAD Paris 2017
Fair

March 22 - March 26, 2017

Pierre Charpin - TEFAF Maastricht 2017
Fair

March 09 - March 19, 2017

Pierre Charpin - silvershadow
Group Show

February 01 - March 18, 2017

Pierre Charpin - monobloc
Group Show

January 19 - March 25, 2017

Pierre Charpin - PAD London 2016
Fair

October 04 - October 09, 2016

Pierre Charpin - One piece a day
Group Show

September 12 - October 22, 2016

Pierre Charpin - Design Miami / Basel 2016
Fair

June 13 - June 19, 2016

Pierre Charpin - summer solstice
Group Show

May 26 - August 05, 2016

Pierre Charpin - super-natural geometry
Group Show

April 04 - May 18, 2016

Pierre Charpin - PAD Paris 2016
Fair

March 31 - April 03, 2016

Pierre Charpin - FOG Art+Design San Francisco
Fair

January 13 - January 17, 2016

Pierre Charpin - Réunions de familles
Group Show

November 20, 2015 - January 30, 2016

Pierre Charpin - Eclectic matches
Group Show

November 06, 2015 - January 23, 2016

Pierre Charpin - shades of variety
Group Show

March 25 - May 23, 2015

Pierre Charpin - Only wood
Group Show

November 05 - December 20, 2014

Pierre Charpin - To be continued
Group Show

October 30 - December 20, 2014

Pierre Charpin - des formes utiles
Group Show

September 17 - October 30, 2014

Pierre Charpin - contrast control
Group Show

September 06 - October 31, 2014

Pierre Charpin - a light introduction
Group Show

May 23 - July 26, 2014

Pierre Charpin - convergences
Group Show

May 21 - July 26, 2014

Pierre Charpin - O.K.
Group Show

March 22 - June 01, 2013

Pierre Charpin - Ensemble
Group Show

October 12 - November 24, 2012

Pierre Charpin - Techniques mixtes, dimensions variables
Group Show

May 23 - July 28, 2012

Pierre Charpin - Tandem
Group Show

January 12 - March 03, 2012

Pierre Charpin - matières à réflexion
Group Show

February 10 - May 15, 2011

Pierre Charpin - h.75
Group Show

October 02 - December 23, 2010

Pierre Charpin - 10 printemps en automne
Group Show

September 12 - October 31, 2009

Pierre Charpin - combinaison
Group Show

June 13 - July 25, 2009

Pierre Charpin - All'Aperto
Group Show

May 24 - July 25, 2008

Pierre Charpin - Tabourets
Group Show

September 08 - October 13, 2007

Pierre Charpin - a black show...
Group Show

June 02 - July 13, 2007

Pierre Charpin - zero compromise
Group Show

April 21 - May 26, 2007

Pierre Charpin - a white show
Group Show

March 17 - April 14, 2007

Pierre Charpin - group show
Group Show

January 27 - March 10, 2007

Pierre Charpin - Vases
Group Show

December 02, 2006 - January 20, 2007

Pierre Charpin - Exposition cérmaiques - Vallauris 2002
Group Show

November 10 - December 23, 2000

Films

Lecteur vidéo

Pierre Charpin - "Similitude(s)" Short clip

Lecteur vidéo

Pierre Charpin - "Similitude(s)" Interview

Lecteur vidéo

Pierre Charpin - Artsnet

Lecteur vidéo

Pierre Charpin - Entre les vases

kreo in motion

‘kreo in motion’ is a series of short films re-imagining pieces of the gallery through the eye of talented motion designers and animators! Every month a series of 3 animations will be posted at regular intervals. Each series will be dedicated to the creative practice of a different motion designer - blank canvas to …

Plump Collection by Maxime Pouillot

Ceramic vases are often referred to figuratively; we speak of a vessel’s body, its neck, its flared lip... In this new animation, Maxime Pouillot highlights the anthropomorphic quality of Pierre Charpin’s ‘Plump’ vases, giving life to their curvilinear forms and sensuous lines. With a rhythmic original sound, Maxime animates all four iterations of Charpin’s satin-black vessels, the silhouettes of which morph into the other, like a single body in flux.

Mini Satellite 3 by Roy Veldkamp

Roy Veldkamp's second animation focusing on Pierre Charpin’s ‘Satellite’ mirror. Forming part of Charpin’s eponymous collection of polygon mirrors, the present piece boasts a triangular reflective surface bordered by three honey-yellow frames. With his cadenced animation of floating satellites orbiting around the centrepiece, Roy enhances the playful and rhythmic dialogue between the mirror and the colourful frames.

Fraction Dining Table by Eléonore de Valera

Eléonore de Valera’s animation, slowly revealing the geometry of Pierre Charpin’s ‘Fraction’ dining table top. Defined by intersecting segments separating four sections of enamelled lava stone, Charpin’s table top feels at once organic and vibrant — brought to life by Eléonore’s hypnotic sense of line and colour.