Comptoir 102, the award winning lifestyle concept store and creative hub located in the heart of the city, presents the work of Clementine de Chabaneix & Helle Mardahl.
The work of Clémentine de Chabaneix is conveyed by very simple things: the apparent softness of enameled ceramics representing young girls with round wistful faces, or furry animals as in the case of bears, to stuffed toys from our childhoods. The works of Clémentine de Chabaneix leave a fragile mark characteristic of her art, as they are evocative of dreams and of the brokenness inherent to the human condition. Her work goes along with any mood swing and the weather outside, but, more importantly, the weather inside.
Helle Mardahl is an artist and designer who’s work encompasses sculpture, installation, painting, fashion and interior design. Her work is marked by a sense of ornate lavishness, extravagance and flamboyance combines with eccentric deviance. As a designer, Helle is concerned with the contrast between organic shapes and hard materials. Her richly coloured designs are alive and natural, fragile yet robust. Her designs bring life to spaces, and are equally capable of standing alone or blending in. The Candy Collection is Helle Mardahl’s interpretation of a rich and playful sweetshop. Organic shapes, beautiful colors, strong expressions – delicate and delicious. With a contemporary vision and the use of traditional craftsmanship Helle Mardahl transforms her thoughts and ideas into elegant glass lamps, vases and bonbonnières – every piece hand-blown in Copenhagen. Her Candy Collection is filled with possibilities engaging all senses.
- © Fanny Begoin
- Helle Mardahl, Courtesy of Comptoir 12