His handmade work – including lights, furniture and objects – explores the architecture and geometry of organic shapes, and is often inspired by forms found in plants, animals, and minerals. Christopher’s Greek heritage is reflected in his repeated fusion of natural and classical, with mythology a core concept permeating his work. All products are handmade with love and care in his Melbourne atelier using a broad variety of artisans – amongst them glass blowers, copper smiths, ceramicists, sculptors, and bronze casters, ensuring a commitment to quality. With each project Boots seeks to elevate and transform his materials in a way that highlights their natural beauty. Christopher graduated from industrial design at the National School of Design (Prahran, 2005). An apprenticeship with lighting pioneer Geoffrey Mance followed, leading to a half decade training in various techniques of designing and making lighting. Christopher launched his studio in 2011 and in the short span of time since, Christopher Boots has grown from a one-man-show to a team of 20 people. In late-2014 Christopher Boots designed the legendary Hermes holiday windows for both stores on Madison Avenue, New York City. Christopher Boots has worked closely with a diversity of clients and collaborators – including Cult, Hermes, National Gallery of Victoria and Elenberg Fraser – to deliver limited-edition and made-to-order products. The work of Christopher Boots accents and adds to the dramatic experience of extraordinarily designed spaces. When not travelling, Christopher lives in his studio in Fitzroy, Melbourne.
home specialties as souvenirs. No, their holiday souvenirs are usually small, precious jars. However, the precious thing is not the jars themselves, but the colored powder that is stored in them. Because these are special mineral earth pigments from which Cornelia Arnold mixes the colors for her works of art. "Bringing together different colors and materials and seeing which shade comes out at the end is my passion," says Cornelia Arnold with shining eyes.
"The Blossom Project is the result of photographers Isabelle Chapuis and Alexis Pichot creative collaboration. The pair captures enigmatical landscapes in every corner of the globe, from Morocco to the US and Turkey to Norway, in which they set up colorful clouds to create these ephemeral and vivid sceneries. The Blossom Project is a celebration of the earth and its creative potential; its fertile landscapes and irreplaceable blossomings while the clouds of looming smoke represent a visual manifestation of the creative impulse. It also raises awareness on the interventions of mankind in territory. If men are absents from these photographs, their imprint is suggested among these wild natural or abandoned landscapes; construction sites, minings, power plants, quarries, agricultural holdings, etc.Isabelle & Alexis direct intervention in the landscape and ephemeral characteristic can safely be compared to Land art’s approach and Robert Smithson’s conceptual oeuvre in particular. Whereas their choice of abandoning all suggestions of figuration to focus their attention on the expressive power of colour recalls Abstract expressionism and the likes of Rothko and Newman." Text by Claire Alliot-Soto
Haberdashery studio weaves light to create emotional connections with an audience. By challenging what is possible with light through the creative use of the latest technologies and materials, blended with age-old techniques and effects, we develop carefully researched narratives into award-winning sculptures, limited edition collectables and contemporary products. This studio is stimulated by moments that make the hair on your neck stand up; when time slows down and you can lose yourself in a moment. As a universally understood medium light has the ability to communicate with all sorts of audience. Through colour and tone we can reach into the subconscious and draw on memories, challenge learnt responses and question preconceived ideas regarding what we need light for, and what its potential uses are.
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