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This artwork and design gallery in Venice, California occupies a former personal home the place interiors by designer Gabriella Kuti present a heat, impartial backdrop for the works on present.

Maison Lune was co-founded by French artist and designer Sandrine Abessera and Ukrainian designer Lubov Azria, who set about making a “dream house, the place magnificence guidelines”.

Maison Lune is offered as a collector’s home, the place all of the artwork and design items are on the market

“We need to construct an alternative choice to conventional galleries, which are sometimes perceived as too elitist and intimidating,” mentioned Abessera and Azria.

The duo labored intently with inside designer Gabriella Kuti to show what was a personal home in a protected historic constructing into an area to showcase a rotating sequence of exhibitions.

Swimming pool on outdoor terrace
The home has numerous terraces and balconies used to show works outside

The gallery is organised like a collector’s house, with artworks and design items unfold throughout a number of rooms that complete 4,000 sq. toes (371 sq. metres).

Their intention was to permit guests to journey by way of the totally different rooms and flooring, that are designed to exude a heat environment.

Dining room with Japanese chandeliers
The interiors have been designed to supply a heat and impartial backdrop

The group did not want to change an excessive amount of of the prevailing interiors however added storage and lighting to assist higher show the works.

“The area was already an incredible canvas for this objective: excessive ceilings, a number of lights and skylight, white limestone flooring,” the co-founders informed Dezeen. “We created extra shelving with LA artisans and added extra lights.”

Bedroom with stuffed animals
The gallery’s debut exhibition is titled Transcendence and is curated by Gaia Jacquet Matisse

Architectural options like round home windows, spiral staircases and marble loos all deliver character to the gallery.

The home additionally has a terrace with a small swimming pool and balconies for displaying items outside.

Black furniture in front of storage wall
The group added shelving created by LA-based artisans for displaying smaller objects

Every part displayed by way of the assorted styled vignettes, from artworks to collectible design items, is on the market.

The intention is to highlight a variety of each established and rising artists and designers, who work throughout mediums and strategies together with portray, sculpture, images, furnishings, ceramics, lighting, textiles and objects.

“The items showcased characterize the various and altering cultural panorama of identities, values and beliefs,” the pair mentioned.

Inaugurating the gallery is a gaggle exhibition titled Transcendence, curated by Gaia Jacquet Matisse and together with work by her mom, Sophie Matisse, together with artists Bobbie Olivier, Jeannie Weissglass, Edson Fernandes, James Fischetti, Angela Damman and Santiago Martinez Peral.

Bathroom with circular window
Current architectural options like a round lavatory window add character to the gallery

Collectively, the present goals to “look at the idea of duality inside our existence as people inhabiting the earth, alongside nature” in response to the group.

This debut exhibition will proceed till the Frieze Los Angeles 2023 artwork honest, which takes place 16-19 February, then the gallery is scheduled to host 4 showcases per 12 months.

Maison Lune building exterior beside a canal
Maison Lune is positioned in a historic a part of Venice, California, subsequent to one of many metropolis’s canals

Presenting artwork and collectible design in a residential setting has turn into a well-liked method for gallerists and festivals to contextualise the objects, and make them extra interesting to potential patrons.

Galleries like The Future Excellent, which operates showrooms in LA and New York beneath the moniker Casa Excellent, and the Nomad Circle sequence of travelling design festivals are amongst those who have discovered success by way of this format.



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