Kostia Constantin Laan

Kostia, born in 1974, designer.

 

His motto: "Sublimation of matter"

 

When asked to describe his work, Kostia, prefers to show how he creates and takes you through his full artistic process.

 

From drawings in his sketchbooks to his models, from his technical drawing to his realizations; Kostia does it all. This intellectual and manual work only finds light in the final production.

 

Kostia works himself wood, brass, bronze and lacquer in his studio to keep control over the accomplishment of his first idea.

 

Entering Kostia’s studio is like opening the door to a cabinet of curiosities dedicated to creating unusual furniture.

The Scène Ouverte, and Dutko Galleries in Paris represent Kostia.

 

The beautiful houses such as those of the Hotel du Crillon, the Ledoyen restaurant, the hotel Lutetia or La Reserve, also appreciate his work. 

In 2018, it is the prestigious institution France’s National Furniture acquired Kostia creations, 

 

Kostia was labeled Manufactured in Paris in 2017, 2019 and 2020, exhibited at the Museum of Decorative Arts in Berlin for the JEMA of 2018.

He participates at the Collectible design fair in Brussels with Galerie Scene Ouverte, at ArtParis ArtFair in Paris with Ideat magazine, at PAD London with Galerie Dutko...

In 2020, he is recommended by the Homo  Faber Guide.

Photo credit: Louis Teran

2020 - Labelled Made in Paris - Paris FR

2020 - Recommended by HomoFaber Guide

2020 - June : Art Basel Design section, Scène Ouverte Gallery (postponed Covid)

2020 - May : PAD Paris, Scène Ouverte Gallery (postponed Covid)

2020 - April : Auction Piasa,  Le Style AD - Paris FR 

2020 - March : Collectible 21st Century Design Fair, Scène Ouverte Gallery- Bruxelles BEG

2020 - January to March : Exhibition, Scène Ouverte Gallery– Paris FR

 

2019 - Labelled Made in Paris - Paris FR

2019 - September: Exhibition at PAD London, Dutko Gallery - Londres RU

2019 - June : Auction Piasa,  Le Style AD - Paris FR

2019 - April : Exhibition ArtParis ArtFair with the IDEAT magazine at the Grand Palais - Paris FR

2019 - March : Exhibition, Collectible 21st Century Design Fair - Bruxelles BEG

2019 - Creation for the restaurant Le Gabriel**, Hôtel La Reserve, Paris FR

2019 - Creation for the restaurant Apicius - Paris FR

 

2018 - March to April : Exhibition at the Berlin Museum of decorative arts - Berlin GER

2018 - March : Exhibition Collectible 21st Century Design Fair - Bruxelles BEG

2018 - Box creation for the Lutetia Hotel - Paris FR

2018 - Creation of the bar for the restaurant L’Abysse*, Pavillon Ledoyen - Paris FR

2018 - Two creations acquired by the Mobilier National - Paris FR

2018 - Exhibition, Scène Ouverte Gallery- Paris FR 

 

2017 - Labelled Made in Paris - Paris FR

2017 - Permanent Exhibition at Crillon Hotel - Paris FR

2017 - June : Exhibition, Nag Gallery - Paris FR

2017 - Mars : Exhibition, Workspace Fair for the architect Karl Petit - Paris FR

 

2015 - November to December : Exhibition, Cabinet de Curiosités of Thomas Erber - Paris FR

2015 - June : Event l’Amateur du Cigare, Pavillon Ledoyen - Paris FR

2015 - April : Exhibition at the Milan furniture Fair, Spaziofarini6 Gallery - Milan IT

2015 - January : Exhibition, Hubert Konrad Gallery - Paris FR

 

2014 - Nov to Dec : Exhibition, Cabinet de Curiosités of Thomas Erber - Bangkok TH

2014 - January : Exhibition, Ibu Gallery - Paris FR

 

2013 - July to October : Exhibition, Hubert Konrad Gallery- Paris FR

2013 - March : Dubaï Design Days, Diane de Polignac Gallery- Dubaï EAU

 

2012 - March : Dubaï Design Days, Diane de Polignac Gallery - Dubaï EAU

2012 - January : Creation of Kostia - Paris FR