Philippe Cramer, born in 1970, is a Swiss-American artist and designer whose work focuses on bridging fine arts with the functional arts. From his Geneva studio he designs limited editions and one-off pieces which are brought to life by exceptional artisans including cabinetmakers, potters, lacquerers, embroiderers and handblown glassmakers. He creates exceptional objects that feature elegant, natural imperfections using traditional and time-honoured techniques, often pairing them with new processes and materials. Every object seduces with its sensuality: the playful curved forms, the joyful explosion of colour, the raw evidence of its material and the elegance of its refined lines. In rejecting the doctrine of minimalism and extreme functionalism, Philippe Cramer offers alternatives that are poetic and long-lasting, crafted from noble materials whose qualities give the object greater intrinsic value. His work attracts audiences in search of extraordinary and highly original pieces made to a high qualitative standard. Every creation is inspired by his passion for history, multiculturalism and nature. An ardent admirer of Brancusi, Arp and Max Bill, he has fun creating a universe of the senses in which objects are in harmony with infinity.
Mohamed Kahlia studied at the Paris Institut Supérieur de Peinture Décorative. From 2002 to 2013, he worked at the well-known Atelier Mériguet-Carrère with a team of master artisans, where he decorated and restored important public places including theatres, museums, schools, stately hotels and prestigious private homes. In 2018 he joined Geneva-based Atelier B as an associate partner, a firm specialising in restoring old frames and producing contemporary designer frames that are made to measure. His creativity and experience in decorative painting and gilding brought new technical expertise to the Atelier, allowing it to create innovative projects that combine long-established techniques with modern aspirations.