A real darling of the fashion world, the designer Harry Nuriev offers his very first solo exhibition. To be discovered at the Carpenters Workshop Gallery, Nuriev has chosen to invest the universe of denim. A legendary textile, it has dressed cowboys, miners, and the biggest stars of Hollywood, while carving out a significant place in the world of Haute Couture.
By seizing this material, Harry Nuriev continues to embrace his cherished concept of “Transformism,” where he enjoys revisiting the key objects of our everyday lives to highlight their beauty.
“In the same way that we layer our jeans, T-shirts, jackets in the order we want, I want my furniture to adapt and shape itself according to the desire of its user,” explains the designer.
Thus, with “Denim,” he gives life to an apartment through “micro-environments,” a collection of modular systems made of several dissociated and interchangeable elements. For example, the “Sofa Pool” is a space dedicated to multiple tasks, such as resting, working, or eating.
“I designed the pieces in this collection as assemblies of elements that can be dissociated. A sofa can be an armchair but also an ottoman. Each element is its own entity that, when put together, makes a piece. I think my favorite room is probably the DJ booth because it brings people together, not just in a party context but as a meeting space.”
In addition to offering a singular aesthetic, these hybrid creations propose a new way of taking hold of our interiors, and of being closer to our uses and desires, which have evolved considerably in recent years, Covid obliges.