Hervé Van der Straeten : collection particulière
To mark the twenty years since their rst collaboration, Hervé Van der Straeten and Alexandre Biaggi will meet on Thursday, March 26th, 2020 at the Galerie Alexandre Biaggi to present a new collection. Drawn together by a passion for design and a common taste, the gallery will edit new pieces created by Hervé Van der Straeten and will also present new versions of their iconic models.
This new collection inspired by Italian futurism consists of a oor and table lamp "Twiggy", a console and gueridon "Labyrinth", two bronze and alabaster lamps "Eos" and a pair of alabaster wall light "Séléné".
Alexandre Biaggi, an antique dealer and expert in the eld of 20th century decorative arts, has also been editing contemporary furniture since 2000. Biaggi developed this activity with 12 designers, French and international who create models exclusively for the gallery.
Among the rst pieces created by Hervé Van der Straeten for the gallery in 2000 : the "Patmos" and "Eole" lamps, the "Puzzle" mirror and the "Mycène" table based upon the theme of classicism.
"From his subtly balanced deconstructed consoles to the extraordinary, historical Chinese lacquer cabinets, Hervé draws inspiration from both past and present. I have always admired his cheerful and stylish way of working; contemporary and traditional materials coexist with elegance and imagination. A creation by Hervé Van der Straeten is immediately recognizable", says Alexandre Biaggi.
In 1999 Hervé Van der Straeten created his initial pieces of furniture and a year later, he worked with Alexandre Biaggi for the rst time and developed a very personal style. His mirrors, lamps and furniture are appreciated by the greatest collectors and decorators and the Mobilier National has itself acquired some of his works. Today Herve? Van der Straeten exhibits his creations in the most important international art fairs.
For Hervé Van der Straeten: "One can talk about the 'Biaggi taste'. Biaggi knows how to combine in a casual and creative way. He is precise, demanding, a sort of modernday taste-maker."