A lively encounter at the New York showroom
Last February 12th, the AAE New York showroom opened its doors for a special event: The release of the artist’s booklet “Natures Vivantes – Alabaster and landscapes”. Inside, a collection of Christel Martin’s photographs captured the union between our alabaster lighting fixtures and David Chambard’s paintings. In addition to her role as Associate Director at Atelier Alain Ellouz, Christel Martin is the official photographer for our pieces. She is a talented artist with a unique ability to feel the vibrations of alabaster, celebrating its qualities through her photographs.
The birth of the artist’s booklet
Last June, Alain Ellouz opened his third showroom in New York and invited guests to exhibit their own pieces; among them was the painter David Chambard. During a showroom photo shoot, Christel was immediately seized by the resonance of AAE’s lighting fixtures and the painter’s landscapes. In compositions that conjure up English landscapes and still life, Christel captured the vibrant echo created by alabaster’s veins and the animate nature of David Chambard’s paintings. From this experience, an idea sprouted: Large-format prints and a limited-edition, numbered artist’s booklet.
An inspiring event
The guests braved the snowy weather to make it to the vernissage and share the moment with Atelier Alain Ellouz.
During the encounter, artists gathered around a selection of large-format prints. Ideas and impressions flowed Many of the guests were touched by the compositions, struck by the way alabaster fused with the paintings or how the photographs themselves seemed to be painted art.
A few guests were able to get a copy of theses limited-edition prints. The artist’s booklet was given as a gift to mark the occasion.
The richness of the evening has inspired us to recreate these unique encounters with our partners. They would present excellent opportunities to share a common passion for this expressive stone, in an environment inspired by contemporary design and artistic frontiers.
Natures Vivantes, a successful event we’d like to relive in our London and Paris showrooms!