MEET THE ARTISTS
Franck Dorat & Helena Bajaj Larsen.
Franck Dorat – Creative of all trades, Franck went from movie set decoration to 3D special effects. From his 3D drawings, Franck created iron sculptures filled with poetry and character. As part of this years Art Dubai, Comptoir 102 will be home to some truly unique pieces of art created by this talented artist. His work also found a home through collectors around the world from France, Belgium, America, Germany, New Zealand, Australia and Switzerland. His latest series are large mobiles for the accessories brand “Jack Gomme” (the shop in the Marais-Paris), as well as a new series of sculptures around the playing cards and divination presented this winter in ” Les Ateliers de Paris”, and with the collective of designers” Les Pépins”.
Helena Bajaj Larsen – Franco-Indian-Norwegian designer Helena Bajaj Larsen graduated from Parsons School of Design and launched her label at Lakmé Fashion Week in Mumbai. She is a cross disciplinary designer working with both fashion and jewelry, but also interior/home products as she believes all forms of design are intrinsically linked. She specializes in textiles design and surface exploration throughout various mediums. The overarching concept in her work is the creation of a meeting point between art and design, making lifestyle products that are both functional yet appear as abstract paintings. To achieve this, she personally hand paints each and every fabric using pigment and acid dyes. The fabrics used are mainly handwoven fabrics sourced from Indian artisans such as raw silks, organzas and many others – in an effort to promote the the incredible craftsmanship the country has to offer.