Damien Gernay

blanc cassé dining table

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The Invisible Collection Blanc Cassé Dining Table Damien Gernay
Materials

Steel, paint and varnish dining table
White, with burned edges
Bespoke dimension and colour upon request

Sizes

L 250 x W 90 x H 75 cm
L 30″ x W 98″ x H 35″

Manufacturing

Handmade in Belgium
Production lead time: 12 — 16 weeks


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The « BLANC CASSÉ » series explores the notion of the white colour, which a physical alteration will render functional. The white colour as original colour, as a reference to the painter’s canvas or to the writer’s blank sheet from which the act becomes object. A simple painted stainless steel disc is mechanically sanded to reach the mirror, thereby conferring its function to the object. The object itself bears the traces of its manufacturing/creation, revealing the soft transition between the different stages of the surface, from the initial matt white, to the black of the primer, and all the way to the polished metal. The image appears as an organic hole drilled through the wall. The rough patches of the polished metal reflect a pointillist image, imperfect as if it were painted in real time, with the graininess of the metal acting as the stroke of a paintbrush.

The Invisible Collection Blanc Cassé Dining Table Damien Gernay

Damien Gernay

blanc cassé dining table

Bespoke |

Damien Gernay

Damien is always experimenting with materials, fascinated by their limitless potential: “My relationship to form is a complex one: I tend to neutralise it. What really interests me and guides me is the material:  I let it “live” and, at the end, it is what gives the object its identity. I make one-off pieces or very limited editions. I work alone; I like this experimental, almost alchemical approach, which gives me total control over the production process. I like to think that small accidents, mistakes and randomness lead to new investigations, and even to new creations. I like that this ignites raw emotions”. He is currently working on a new typology of enamelled steel for his next collection.

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