Kostia

Kostia

Anatomie
Three leaves screen in dragon wood. Frame in patinated brass.
High gloss polished varnish.
H 204 x W 75 cm per panel
H 80.31 x W 29.53 in. per panel
Unique piece

Kostia

Tentation
Apple theme is recurrent in our civilization and was often represented in the 17th century Vanities.
Kostia decided to “place” the apple on a mirror polished brass rim, such as a shellfish or ostrich egg in a cabinet of curiosity at that time.
Apple-shaped table. Table top made of burr european olive ash and hull in fiberglass lacquered in Apple color. Varnished polish gloss.
The color of the lacquer is based on an apple from the United States recovered during one of Kostia’s trip.
H 36 – Ø 110 cm / H 14.17 – Ø 43.31 in.

Kostia

Hortensias
Oak sideboard with tonal hydrangea marquetry.
Pariante bronze feet stylized
Half gloss varnish.
H 88 x W 240 x D 50 cm
H 34.65 x W 94.49 x D 19.69 in.
Other sizes available.

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Cairn
During his trip to the Himalayas, Kostia was appealed by the various piles of angular stones marking the crossings mountain passes. A tradition used since the Neolithic in many places around the world.
The stones in the Himalayas where very angular due to the type of rock which compose the mountains.
The side table is lacquered in blood red then varnished with a diluted black varnish to keep the red appearing.Table base and top are then mirror polished. A thin brass ring underlines and protect the base and table top.
H 49,6 – Ø 61,8 cm / H 19.69 – Ø 24.41 in.
Numbered 1 to 8 + 4 AP

Kostia

Fétiche
Kostia’s fascination for tribal art inspired this serie of coffee tables.
The table top is in zebrano (microberlinia brazzavillensis, wood of Central Africa). The foot is lacquered in blood red then varnished with a diluted black varnish to keep the red.
A thin brass underlines and protects the base of the table.
H 49 – Ø 61,2 cm / H 19.29 – Ø 24.02 in.
Numbered 1 to 8 + 4 AP

Kostia is a creator of contemporary art furniture, well known amongst decorators and collectors. Born in Paris in 1974, he has always been attracted by woodcraft: a passion in line with family tradition, the talent of a grandfather…

Why furniture? Because for Kostia it implies the combination of functionality and boldness, utility and imagination. Wood, many types of wood, is the natural matter, noble and living, he privileges. He likes to marry it with bronze which he chisels and polishes, as well as with glass and lacquers. He continuously deepens his knowledge of these materials, he loves, and does not hesitate to free himself from the constraints imposed by traditional furniture through the use of contemporary materials and techniques.

He is an autodidact, who relies on his intuition, even if he acquired his technical competencies in a workshop with a “Compagnon du Tour de France”. For four years, he made copies of classical French furniture and creations designed by well known international decorators. His artistic sensitivity has been enhanced by many trips to Asia and Latin America, where his natural curiosity made him absorb many new experiences and discoveries. Asian arts are often an important source of inspiration for him even if he will never forget the great tradition of French classical furniture.

In 2011, Kostia acquired a workshop with a long history of art furniture, in the Faubourg Saint Antoine in Paris. His initial reputation often relates to elegant furniture with subtle mechanisms. Like Gepetto, he is an ingenious craftsman, who submits matter to unusual transformations. Originality, refinement and technical complexity, describe his work. Functionality, creativity and humour, which are characteristic of his creations, seduced more than one collector.

Kostia seeks to enlarge the space that has been traditionally assigned to art furniture. When giving form to his creations, he will often reflect on their significance in the broader framework of the society in which we live. Kostia limits his creations to unique pieces or small series at most. He is not interested in furniture that can be reproduced.

With him, one is reminded of Jean Royere, Marcel Coard, all cabinet makers of great repute of the last century and Paul Evans who also crafted his creations himself.

Kostia’s furniture is made in his own workshop in Paris.

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