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ABOUT US

Kostia Constantin Laan

Kostia, French designer born in 1974.

 

He followed a classic path in Paris and at the age of 20, pursued a Bachelor of Arts to study in the State of New York, at Hamilton College.

 

After a few years in the international economic field, he chose to work with his hands and changed his professional career to express his creativity. 

Always drawn to working with materials, he decided to train as a cabinetmaker, learning how to sculpt wood, bronze, brass and lacquers.

 

In 2008, he experimented and collaborated alongside artisans, learning how to master the art of sketching and gestures.

In 2012, he opened his own workshop in the historical area of the Cité de la Roquette, in Paris. Initially working alone, he later built a team of 6 highly qualified people. 

 

The workshop, that resembles to a curiosity cabinet, enables the team to keep control over the whole creative process, from the drawings to the making of the artwork. 

The materials, both unrefined and sophisticated merge into modern and contemporary pieces. 

Photo credit: Louis Teran

Today, Kostia has a unique identity that reflects the values and expertise of a dedicated team whose goal is to enhance the beauty of materials. 

KOSTIA is represented by the Scène Ouverte Gallery in Paris. His work is also appreciated by renowned establishment such as the Hôtel de Crillon hotel, the restaurant Ledoyen, the Hôtel Lutetia or La Réserve. 

 

In 2018, two artworks have been acquired by the prestigious Mobilier National. 

KOSTIA has also been labeled Made in Paris in 2017, 2019 and 2020.

The artworks were exhibited at the Museum of Decorative Arts of Berlin for the European craftsmanship Days in 2018. 

He participated to the Collectible Design Fair in Brussels with Galerie Scène Ouverte, at ArtParis ArtFair with Ideat magazine, the London PAD with the Dutko Gallery...

In 2020, he was recommended in the Homo Faber Guide.

Kostia has been exhibited at Design Miami Basel 2023, alongside Galerie Scène Ouverte. 

Photo Credit: Agathe Charpentier

The label “Made in Paris” promotes every year Paris's creatives.

Created in 2017 by the city of Paris and the Design, Fashion and Arts and Crafts professions office, the label boosts the local and international art scene. 

Kostia is part of this community since 2017.

2024 - April : PAD Paris, Scène Ouverte Gallery - Paris FR

2024 - January : «L’écorce des corps» performance by Ingrid Portal, curated by Sabrina Scher, Paris FR

 

2023 - December - January : «Infrared» exhibition curated by Sabrina Scher, Rue François 1er - Paris FR

2023 - March to April: Exhibition at l’Hotel de Crillon ***** - Paris FR

2023 - February to April : Exhibition, Scène Ouverte Gallery - Paris FR

2023 - January : Brafa, Delen Bank (Bruxelles)

 

2022 - April : PAD Paris, Scène Ouverte Gallery - Paris FR

2022 - March : Gallery Kostia, Rue François 1er - Paris FR

 

2021 - Labelled Made in Paris - Paris FR

2021 - December : Creation for Alleno & Rivoire Chocolatiers, Scène Ouverte Gallery - Paris FR

2021 - September : Design Miami/Basel, Galerie Scène Ouverte - Basel SWISS

2021 - September : Creation for the restaurant Ledoyen***, Scène Ouverte Gallery - Paris FR

 

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 : Exhibition, 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, Scène Ouverte Gallery - 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

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