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Kolkhoze.fr, collectible design XXIst strictly

AS11bis Pierre Gonalons Console Palais (1) K

www.kolkhoze.fr is now up and running! This platform dedicated to 21st century collectible design proposes an outstanding selection of pieces by Mathias Kiss, Guillaume Delvigne, Valentin Loellmann, Pierre Gonalons, Studio Pool, Victoria Wilmotte, Thomas Lemut etc. “Kolkhoze makes limited edition contemporary design accessible to collectors and new amateur converts or people who simply want to acquire a beautiful piece for a specific use but hesitate to enter a gallery because of time constraints or shyness,” sum up the two founders Thomas Erber and Thibaut Van den bergh.

Valentin Loellmann Chaise Copper

The former is known for his eponymous Cabinet de Curiosités, assembling an international network of creators and luxury brands, each year bringing exclusive objects of desire of the highest quality to fruition. The latter pursued a career in television alongside french tv star Christophe Dechavanne before putting his media acumen to the service of design. Kolkhoze is a retail space in direct contact with gallery owners who scour the contemporary design market: Tools galerie, Armel Soyer, Galerie Gosserez etc. an interface that is required between collectors and the new generation of decorators and designers who are leaving their mark upon the period. From conceptual design to high quality furniture, Kolkhoze offers a selection of very fine limited edition pieces referenced in international exhibitions and fairs, or unique pieces.

EG1 Paravent Moon d'Eric Gizard (2)

The success of online platforms devoted to contemporary art is paving the way for an alternative way to sell design collectables. Our online service enables a strong and sincere bond with clients to be nurtured as well as encompassing bespoke wishes. We are also going to extend our offer expanding the selection to incorporate tableware. Kolkhoze opens the door to a perpetually changing retail space with items to discover ad infinitum.”

AS6 Denis Milovanov Lounge Chair #8 (5)

Former journalist and active player on the contemporary creation scene, Thomas Erber was involved with developing the magazines L’Optimum and Jalouse. He then founded L’Officiel Voyage. He was also editor-in-chief of the lifestyle supplement of Le Monde newspaper, international correspondent for Vogue Homme International Man, co-founder of the television programme Pink (France2) devoted to art, fashion, design, travel etc. Spanning a12-year career he has grown an international network ranking him today among the most important influencers and image and content strategy consultants of our time. Thomas Erber is also the founder of the now renowned “Cabinet de Curiosités de Thomas Erber”, and is preparing to develop a permanent version on the walls of one of the most famous Parisian hotels.

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Producer, creator of the production company Clebs, deputy director of Groupe Coyote and international media council, Thibaut Van den bergh examines new talent asserting a sophisticated editorial approach and commitment to all creative processes. Exceptional lover of furniture and decorative arts, he sees Kolkhoze as a creative and open space enabling a new generation of collectors to access the closed circle of galleries and creative studios.

Photos credit

1/ Pierre Gonalons Console “Palais” / Armel Soyer

2/ Valentin Loellmann Chaise “Copper” / Galerie Gosserez

3/ Eric Gizard Paravent “Moon”

4/ Denis Milovanov table and lounge / Armel Soyer

5/ Portrait Thibaut Van den bergh  et Thomas Erber par Elina Kechicheva

 

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