Maison Lune gallery in California showcases design in residential setting

Maison Lune gallery in California showcases design in residential setting

This artwork and design gallery in Venice, California occupies a former non-public home where interiors by designer Gabriella Kuti provide a warm, neutral backdrop for the operates on exhibit.

Maison Lune was co-founded by French artist and designer Sandrine Abessera and Ukrainian style designer Lubov Azria, who set about building a “desire dwelling, where splendor regulations”.

Living room in Maison Lune
Maison Lune is presented as a collector’s house, wherever all the artwork and design and style items are for sale

“We want to develop an substitute to traditional galleries, which are often perceived as also elitist and scary,” explained Abessera and Azria.

The duo labored carefully with inside designer Gabriella Kuti to flip what was a personal dwelling in a shielded historic developing into a area to showcase a rotating collection of exhibitions.

Swimming pool on outdoor terrace
The residence has many terraces and balconies utilised to display screen will work outside

The gallery is organised like a collector’s household, with artworks and design and style parts distribute throughout a number of rooms that whole 4,000 square toes (371 sq. metres).

Their intention was to allow people to journey by way of the diverse rooms and floors, which are developed to exude a warm environment.

Dining room with Japanese chandeliers
The interiors ended up intended to offer a heat and neutral backdrop

The crew did not require to alter too substantially of the present interiors but extra storage and lights to aid superior display screen the will work.

“The space was already an amazing canvas for this goal: high ceilings, tons of lights and skylight, white limestone flooring,” the co-founders advised Dezeen. “We created extra shelving with LA artisans and added additional lights.”

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

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

The dwelling also has a terrace with a small swimming pool and balconies for displaying parts outdoors.

Black furniture in front of storage wall
The crew added shelving established by LA-dependent artisans for displaying more compact objects

Anything exhibited as a result of the numerous styled vignettes, from artworks to collectible style items, is for sale.

The intention is to spotlight a huge assortment of the two recognized and rising artists and designers, who perform throughout mediums and approaches which includes painting, sculpture, photography, furnishings, ceramics, lighting, textiles and objects.

“The items showcased represent the varied and transforming cultural landscape of identities, values and beliefs,” the pair claimed.

Inaugurating the gallery is a team exhibition titled Transcendence, curated by Gaia Jacquet Matisse and which includes work by her mother, 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 rest room window add character to the gallery

Collectively, the display aims to “study the thought of duality in our existence as individuals inhabiting the earth, alongside nature” in accordance to the crew.

This debut exhibition will keep on right until the Frieze Los Angeles 2023 art honest, which requires position 16-19 February, then the gallery is scheduled to host four showcases per yr.

Maison Lune building exterior beside a canal
Maison Lune is situated in a historic element of Venice, California, future to one particular of the city’s canals

Presenting artwork and collectible style in a household placing has turn into a well known way for gallerists and fairs to contextualise the objects, and make them far more attractive to opportunity buyers.

Galleries like The Long term Ideal, which operates showrooms in LA and New York under the moniker Casa Best, and the Nomad Circle sequence of travelling structure fairs are among the these that have observed good results as a result of this format.