say hi to_ Presents 'Natural Elements Meet Lustrous Futurism' Exhibition with Atelier Meraki

say hi to_ 'Natural Elements Meet Lustrous Futurism' Exhibition

I am very excited to announce that Atelier Meraki, an amazing cultural institution here in Paris supporting emerging creators, has invited me to curate say hi to_'s first exhibition to celebrate their 2nd anniversary.

I searched high and low and invited eleven of my absolute favourite emerging and established artists internationally to participate in our exhibition around the theme 'Natural Elements Meet Lustrous Futurism'

I'm so excited because not only am I really passionate about finding the stars of tomorrow and supporting them from beginning and beyond in their careers, but I am also equally excited to offer young collectors the chance to discover some of the globe's most talented artists to invest in.

As a young collector myself, I know that at times we may have the means to splurge on a piece and sometimes our budgets are a bit tighter - but we still want to invest in work we believe in and which will not only be eye candy to drool over but also an investment. This is exactly why I wanted to get a range of all types of art to suit every collector's taste as well as pieces from varying price ranges.

This will be the beginning of many say hi to_ events as we make it our mission to bring compelling international talent and work to Paris (and beyond!).

I've also coordinated a series of workshops and lectures throughout the duration of the exhibition to help young designers and artists regarding their creative businesses. It's time we bring the say hi to_ community and spirit offline.

I hope to see you all at Atelier Meraki in Paris on Wednesday May 24th for our Vernissage fête!


Natural Elements Meet Lustrous Futurism

Atelier Meraki
14-16 rue Nueve Popincourt
75011 Paris

May 24-28, 2017


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David Taylor, Garance Vallée, Hanna Hansdotter, Jeroen van der Gruiter, Laurent Duvoux, Malka Dina, Romain Laprade, Stephen Brusson, Studio Thier van Daalen, Valentin Fougeray and Wang & Söderström


I. David Taylor
Fine Artist and Object Designer
Stockholm, Sweden

Creating three handmade, one of a kind, design objects and lamps.

insta_ @craftsmanextraordinaire

say hi to_ Garance Vallée

II. Garance Vallée
Fine Artist and Architect
Paris, France

Creating two one of a kind fine art drawings and additional limited edition print series

insta_ @royalgarance


III. Hanna Hansdotter
Glass Blowing and Object Design
Stockholm, Sweden

Created seven one of a kind, glass blown vases

insta_ @hannahansdotter


IV. Jeroen van de Gruiter
Object Design
Schiedam, The Netherlands

Created design objects - polyester bowls, brass door handle, necklace holder, textured slab jewellery display.

insta_ @jvdg


V. Laurent Duvoux
Paris, France

Created four illustrations in limited edition print series.

insta_ @laurentduvoux


VI. Malka Dina
New York, US

insta_ @malka_dina


VII. Romain Laprade
Paris, France

Created four architectural fine art photographs in small edition series.

insta_ @romainlaprade

say hi to_ Stephen Brusson

VIII. Stephen Brusson
Digital Art
Paris, France

Created three digital art pieces printed in limited edition series.

insta_ @stephen.cacique


IX. Studio Thier and van Daalen
Furniture and Object Design
Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Created a series of five design shelving objects.

insta_ @studiothiervandaalen


X. Valentin Fougeray
Paris, France

Created four fine art photographs in limited edition series.

insta_ @valentinfougeray

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XI. Wang and Söderström
Digital Art
Copenhagen, Denmark

Created two digital art pieces in limited edition print series.

insta_ @wangsoderstrom

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Workshops and Lectures

Exhibition Vernissage
Join us for food and drinks on Wednesday May 24th when we bust open the doors for a party to celebrate all of this young talent between 5pm-9:30pm

I. Atrois Studio (FR) will give a workshop 'How to Stand Out From the Crowd and get Clients in Your Niche for emerging creatives'
Date: Friday May 26th at 2pm

II. Kristen de la Vallière will give a workshop 'Using Instagram to grow and promote your business for emerging designers and creatives'
- Date: Saturday May 27th at 11h30am

III. Meet, Lecture and Q+A with object designer, Jeroen van de Gruiter (NL) about his creative process and design studio
- Date: Saturday May 27th at 2pm

IV. Creative Morning Breakfast - Discussion between various creatives in Paris about creating and mainting your creative business in France
- Date: Sunday May 28th at 11h30am


Design Gift Shop

Alongside the exhibition we will host a small design pop up gift shop featuring some of our favourite independent designer's functional objects! 

Designers_ Seem Soap, MOTE.Seoul, BMIX

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Atelier Meraki
14-16 rue Nueve Popincourt
75011 Paris

Vernissage_ Wednesday May 24th from 5pm-9:30pm
May 25th-28th 10:00am - 7pm

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All work available for sale during the exhibition in Paris and after the exhibition online.


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