Anna Aristova and Roza Gazarian are designers and co-founders of ASPACE, an art and design studio based in New York City. Their collaboration started in 2016 with the attempt to bring in the timeless beauty of nature to the contemporary lifestyle. Their last collection is the result of this desire, and one can say they achieve it!
They take inspiration from their trips, they fuse architectural elements with art and craftsmanship.
Each piece is one-of-a-kind; their monolithic shape and static feeling somehow transmit a sense of open space while looking at their creations it is difficult to classify them. Art, design, or furniture: their form and material is a balance of opposite so that these objects are all of the latter and none of them. As the designers say, the pieces are: “improvisation and thoughtful planning, intuition and knowledge, organic and geometric, timelessness and impermanence“.
Their structure goes beyond mere form connecting to primordial elements and times. Do these pieces come from the past? You decide!
A trip to Armenia inspired The Source, their last collection. It is the synthesis of antiquity, material, craftsmanship, and architecture. Each of 11 limited edition pieces is hand-carved by two local masters from three different types of volcanic tuff.
The design process itself is beautiful to look at:
Photography: Courtesy of ASPACE.
We are fascinated by young designers such as Anna Aristova and Roza Gazarian, founders of ASPACE, an art and design studio. Their pieces are what can indeed be considered a Scene Stealers.
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