Charles Kalpakian

Charles Kalpakian was born in Beirut, Lebanon in 1982. He launched his design studio in 2011. He draws his inspiration from his French and Lebanese origins, as well as from the street art culture. These various influences take shape through the reinterpretation of motifs from the decorative arts, inherited from the history and geography of Lebanon. The designer’s line is always sharp, while remaining supple, like the curves drawn by a calligraphy pen.

His pieces highlight the richness of his origins, combined with elements of Western modernity. The Rocky series, created for the publisher La Chance, is a tribute to his aesthetic research.

Rocky is a sculptural credenza. Its shape and niches allow it to hold books or to be used as the most graphic of shelves.