Djivan Schapira, Solar Sailer Foyer Table, USA, 2022
The concept behind Djivan Schapira’s Solar Sailer collection stems for his continued inspiration in all things related to the historical space themed adaptations in both fiction and nonfiction planes. Hand-crafted from bleached rosewood, resin, bronze, concrete, and leather, the goal of this unique console table was to seamlessly incorporate new materials in a way that would highlight their innate beauty while keeping the overall piece balanced. The resin oval support leg, which with the right light can create optical light flares, touches on the concepts emitted by our sun. The trim of the oval portrays a bronze line which not only wraps around the oval but also ties into the resin top creating an almost orbital trajectory line across the top of the console. Lastly the delicacy of the bleached rosewood tower carried by the heavy concrete base, evoke a balance that is necessary for design to exist.
Djivan Schapira creates unique works of collectible design that draw inspiration from his split childhood growing up between the French countryside and New York City. The son of a master craftsman, he developed an advanced woodworking practice over the course of 15 years as an apprentice cabinet maker. In his early 20s, he began experimenting with resins, developing techniques and a distinct style that would become the cornerstone of his artistic output. Schapira will be debuting a new line of furniture later this year combining his signature mastery of resin with high-end studio production exclusively with Todd Merrill Studio.
In May 2022, Djivan was the winning recipient of both Emerging Product Designer of the Year Award in the Furniture category, as well as the People’s Choice Award which crossed all mediums. His work has been featured in world-renowned publications including Interior Design Magazine, Architectural Digest, Modern Luxury, Surface Magazine, and Owners: a French magazine exclusively for Aston Martin owners, in addition to winning an internationally acclaimed A’ Design Award 2019.
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