“ Every jewel is always a unique « rendez-vous ». A volume, a movement, the surprise of a material, the brightness of a diamond on a raw mineral, the accident of a stone voluntarily broken among others that are intact… I like the idea of a jewel which challenges the space and the conventions. For me, beauty is always evidence… and a surprise ”. Taher Chemirik
Taher Chemirik is one of the most talented designers of his generation. His signature designs, recognizable at once, won him in 2007 The Time title as one of the 100 most influential current designers. Often imitated, but never equaled, his creations have the beauty of sculptures, at once dense and sensual, uncluttered and spectacular. Due to their strong presence, they can be compared to a sacred rite in a determinedly contemporary spirit. Today, his pieces are part of permanent collections at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs de Paris.
Galerie BSL presents and produces Taher Chemirik’s « robes-bijoux », a very exclusive collection which formulates the fundamentals of the artist in a stunning version: a “jewellery piece” to wear. Each necklace can be worn on its own or can be associated to a dress that naturally becomes an accessory to the jewel.
Each necklace is made of yellow gold, and is articulated around the colours of a dominant stone, a malachite, lapis lazuli, tourmaline, turquoise, emerald of Colombia, along with the brightness of small diamonds. The associated dress – top, short or long dress – made in jersey, silk or crepe, is of a simple elegance rarely seen. The set forms an absolutely contemporary work of art.
Born in 1955 in Algeria, Taher Chemirik graduated from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs de Paris. He began his career designing Opera costumes and accessories for the Opera de Paris and the Comédie Française. He then became Decorator for Ralph Lauren Stores. In 1990 he decided to dedicate all his time to his passion for jewels. His singular designs seduced his audience at once. This was the beginning of a twenty year collaboration with the most prestigious design labels : Chloé, Hermès, Balenciaga, Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Roger Vivier, Loewe, etc. His personal brand is totally hand made in his Parisian Atelier.
« Robes-Bijoux » by Taher Chemirik
23 rue Charlot
+33 1 44 78 94 14