Three questions to
14 May 2021
Kristen de la Vallière: 2020-2021 has been full of changes for the contemporary art and furniture industry. We often focus on the negatives of those, but we think it could be a very exciting time to see all of the positive changes it may have brought about. What do you think the future of collecting and exhibitions looks like?
THEOREME EDITIONS: The past year obliged people to spend more time in their house and consider it more like a home. This situation motivated many to look into their personal space and to make it nicer. Somehow it had a positive impact on collecting, to improve our immediate surroundings with comfort, beauty, pleasure in objects, furniture, artworks… Exhibitions have also been moving towards digital platforms or more intimate setups, welcoming smaller crowds. On one hand it helps reaching a larger audience, on the other hand it permits reduced gathering and a better-quality time spent together.
“A collection starts with curiosity. First, one must wander around, compare, get information, educate its eye to understand where his interest lies.”
KdlV: What advice would you give to those looking to start their functional art collection?
TE: A collection starts with curiosity. First, one must wander around, compare, get information, educate its eye to understand where his interest lies. Once a better understanding of the market is acquired and a personal taste is developed, the most important is to listen to that guts feeling which pushes towards a specific piece or another. Obviously, all things must be considered: craftmanship, edition, material, quality, sustainability, and value!
KdlV: How are events like COLLECTIBLE important for functional artists, galleries and collectors?
TE: Fairs and exhibitions have always been a token of quality. COLLECTIBLE does not come short of that. The curating by experts from the industry is substantial added value to the collectors but also to the galleries and the talents they represent. It allows putting many artists together, compare a large- yet selected- range of works, and gather collectors, exhibitors, and craftsmen.
Events such as COLLECTIBLE, whether in their physical or digital forms, are not only a place to discover pieces and to purchase unique artworks, it also unites people, creating exchange and discussion, showing recognition and support, igniting inspiration and motivation.
About THEOREME EDITIONS
THEOREME EDITIONS is a French maison d’edition founded by David Giroire and Jérôme Bazzocchi, aiming to be the voice of a generation of creatives who are particularly attentive to the savoir-faire, choice of materials, and narrative dimension of their work. Through pieces that are sculptural, referential, inspiring, attractive and poetic, THEOREME EDITIONS communicates a strong and refreshing aesthetic, delivering a subtle and exacting vision of contemporary design.