Trans|Form by Karen Chekerdjian
Carwan Gallery is proud to present a solo exhibition of the Lebanese designer Karen Chekerdjian at Design Miami/ Basel. Trans|Form is a collection of limited-edition objects inspired by the idea of metamorphose of functions: four collections of transformed and transforming objects.
Trans|Form invokes liminality, a fluid and malleable situation that throws everything into question, perpetuating change and constant mutation. A dining table becomes a rock formation; a vase becomes a sheet of metal; a platform becomes a lamp.
A plurality of different material and functional beginnings metamorphose into different states, changed conditions and varied modalities. The standing objects are in uninterrupted dialogue with their environs, drawing meaning from their surroundings while simultaneously altering their very parameters.
Each individual piece, restructured and reformed by hand, bears the imprint of a multitude of gestures, lived experiences and narratives, evoked with every interaction and following transformation.