Collaboration’s signature collection, the PL Series, is now as light as air – or almost!
Our six charismatic vessels, launched almost a year ago, have not changed shape but are now available in not one but two materials: concrete and polyethylene. This polyethylene version was developed over the last few months with one of the rare local rotational molding plastic factories in BC in order to create products only a fraction of the weight of the original ones. But it gets even better: instead of leaving the plastic exposed, we have elaborated, in concert with specialty industrial painters, a laborious yet effective process of sanding and painting to ensure a gleaming, stone-like quality to the surfaces. With a durability engineered for heavy duty machinery and an endless array of the finest colors, this paint truly is remarkable. And we like to think that these new vessels, with their most polished look, will better suit your sleek and color-minded designs. Let us know what you think!
We are also pleased to announce that Switch Modern is now ensuring the online retail sales of our PL Series in the United States. Visit them at: switchmodern.com
photo credit: Gaile Guevara
From art and furniture to jewelry: Marie Khouri’s Sculptural Wearables
We are delighted to showcase Collaboration’s co-Founder and Creative Director Marie Khouri’s first line of jewelry. Minutely shaped by Khouri’s hands, these one-of-a-kind pieces are created through the lost wax process and are then cast in bronze and plated in 24-Karat gold. Generous, organic and directly tied to the wonders of nature, these Sculptural Wearables are artworks that Khouri had originally created for her personal use. Yet demand grew exponentially and now the following boutiques each offer some of Khouri’s work:
Basquiat www.basquiat.ca (Vancouver, British Columbia)
Perrin Paris www.perrinparis.com (in Beverly Hills, California)
and soon to be announced locations on Madison Avenue,
New York; West Hollywood, California and Paris.
We will see you soon!
Khouri will be showing some of her work at the upcoming International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF), in New York City, May 19-22 2012.