Following the successful launch at colette in Paris (2010), a raving second edition at Browns in London (2011) and a much acclaimed rendez-vous at Andreas Murkudis in Berlin (2012), Le Cabinet de Curiosités of Thomas Erber returns for its first American venture welcoming Maison Kitsuné as its host.
For this 4th edition, Thomas Erber brings together the worlds of art, design, apparel, jewelry, photography and accessories, featuring unique pieces commissioned exclusively for this exhibit by internationally renowned artists and designers.
Staying true to the successful blueprint of previous editions, about 50 prestigious guest brands from all four corners of the globe will showcase their distinctive savoir-faire in the form of unique or limited edition pieces, auspiciously curated by Thomas Erber and created especially for the exhibition in New York City.
All these ‘curiosités’ will be displayed at the Maison Kitsuné boutique and The Avant/Garde Diaries Project Space on Broome Street starting December 2nd to December 23rd.
Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram, as we will reveal some of these creations until the official launch of the exhibition.
Here is an exclusive preview of some of the different brands’ creations.
All the products are available for pruchase on www.kitsune.fr/cabinet-de-curiosites
For Maison Kitsuné’s contribution to Le Cabinet de Cu- riosités, co-founders Gildas Loaëc and Masaya Kuroki are pleased to introduce a new and unique flight jacket, and in collaboration with AMBUSH® Design real fur key chains.
The black sheepskin-lined leather Maison Kitsuné flight jacket combines a classic aviator aesthetic with an original design, using only the finest materials. A high collar in curly wool brings a fresh twist of moder- nity to this one of a kind piece.
Yashkathor create radically luxurious hats. Exploring new and previously unworn forms, their hats span across avant-garde and daily wear.
This model is a variation on the Leonard, first worn by Leonard Cohen, in a deep mole brown, rich and modern.
Conceived in 2006 out of a ‘want’ for premium, quality leather goods to house the ‘essential’ professional and personal prod- ucts for modern everyday life, WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie challenges the status quo by offering stylish, functional and affordable alternatives.
NOE DUCHAUFFOUR_LAWRANCE x PETITE FRITURE:
Elected Designer of the Year by GQ in 2012 and by Maison & Objet in 2007, Duchaufour-Lawrance’s most renowned works include the Sketch restaurant in London or Paco Rabanne’s fragrance 1 Million’s bottle. For this edition of Le Cabinet de Curiosités, he partnered with French design manufacturer Petite Friture to design a chair.
A jewelry brand designed for men, Le Gramme borrows its name from the universal unit of measurement. In response to the rational and logical masculine universe, this scientific unit becomes a source of inspiration and poetry. Each reference is designated by its density, and each density creates a different product.
The legendary ‘Cricket’ calibre (an invention of Vulcain) gained its place in history books as ‘The Presidents’ Watch’. American heads of state Dwight Eisenhower, Harry Trumann, Richard Nixon, Lyndon Johnson and Barack Obama amongst many other important personalities wore and still wear Vulcain Timepieces.
Bliss Lau creates bold and poetic pieces inspired by Anais Nin’s poetry and New York’s architecture.
Common Projects is the ongoing collaboration between artists and designers, inspired by utilitarian design and timeless luxury.
CHEF DANIEL HUMM:
Chef of the Eleven Madison Park, Daniel Humm’s masterfully prepared pure, market-driven cuisine
François Champsaur is a French interior designer and architect, the structural design approach in his work reflects his own vision and the echo of each place’s history.
Ateliers ruby aim at creating ‘the finest helmets in the world. The ‘Castel’ is one-of-a-kind, painted with the legendary stars and stripes of the American flag.
MOULINETTE BICYCLES x HOJMARK CYCLES:
Handcrafted and created in limited editions, these bicycles are at the crossroads between functional and desirable.
POOL x CEDRIC MORISSET:
A combination of the French decorative know-how mixed with the industrial touch typical of POOL studio works.
Le Cabinet de Curiosités of Thomas Erber hosted by Maison Kitsuné in N.Y.C
December 2nd – December 23rd
at Maison Kitsuné Boutique - 1170 Broadway, New York, NY 10001
11:00 am–9:00 pm
and at The Avant/Garde Diaries Project Space - 372 Broome street, New York, NY 10013
12:00 pm – 8:30 pm