Philippe
Karrer

Projects

Philippe Karrer – Spheres

ART DIRECTION

Philippe Karrer – Spheres

Diploma project by Philippe Karrer

The publication Spheres  is the creative documentation of a close collaboration between an artist and the editor, graphic designer Philippe Karrer. Every issue is dedicated to a young artist and their work, in each case exploring character, surroundings, everyday life, inspirations and ideas using unconventional innovative formats so as to create a different, more visual approach and understanding of the artist and their work. The focus lies on what is important to the artist during the period of collaboration for the publication, hereby capturing a certain essence of the artist’s work at that time. Not only can the reader dive in to the artist’s world, receiving small personal snippets of the life in and around their art, but also (and perhaps even more importantly) the way in which the artist chooses to present things in the publication gives the reader an idea of the artist’s whole artistic sphere. For this first issue of Spheres , Philippe Karrer invited Dutch artist Melanie Bonajo to present herself and her work. An image archive to show Bonajo’s inspirations, a visual interview as a dialogue between editor and artist and text contributions by Annelies Blijveld, Jaimey Hamilton and Joël Vacheron make up this first issue of Spheres. spheres-publication.ch

Collaboration with Baccarat 2012

DESIGN FOR LUXURY AND CRAFTSMANSHIP

Collaboration with Baccarat 2012

Collaboration with Philippe Jarrigeon, Bethan Laura Wood

Following the collaboration initiated in 2011 around the iconic Harcourt glass, Baccarat and ECAL are continuing their common reflection in 2012. The students of the Master of Advanced Studies in Design for Luxury and Craftsmanship are all working on the same global project, combining object design, scenography, photography and the conception of a final publication. Supervised by London designer Bethan Laura Wood and Parisian photographer Philippe Jarrigeon, each group of students set out to revisit the universal theme of the Vase, starting from the same basic conical shape and questioning all of the Manufacture's know-how. Based on the principles of cutting, engraving, sandblasting and gilding, Vase-O-Rama was created, a hybrid and abundant collection, like a panorama.