French furniture and lighting designer Christophe Côme made his mark at the Cristina Grajales Gallery in New York with his signature contemporary designs in wrought iron and thick roundels of cast glass. With his second solo exhibition, Material Transformations, the Paris-based artist/designer introduces new materials to his repertoire.

He sets bright red- or green-glazed lava-stone ceramic tiles into cabinets with hand-forged iron frames, and uses both onyx and mirror in his Onyx cabinet. Other new elements combined with iron include enamel and red cast glass in the Pierrot table; and rock crystal for the Jewel Box. As elegant as they are forceful, Côme’s sculptural designs are prized by art collectors, and are found in Chanel boutiques in Paris, Beirut and Shanghai.

Through Jan 25, 2013. Cristina Grajales Gallery: 10 Greene Street, New York. www.cristinagrajales.com

Originally published in the November 2012 issue of France Today

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