Xavier Clarisse - Clarisse Design
One of our oldest friends, Xavier, his partner Sue and I lived together back in London. Many years later, Xavier has taken his passion and creativity to furniture design, architectural sculptural pieces bespoke design for commercial spaces to jewellery, accessories and most importantly lighting. Xavier regularly exhibits for the Southern Guild Gallery in Cape Town and their global partners in cities like New York and London. We are proud to represent Xavier's pieces in New Zealand. Starting with his linear leather range across earrings, cuff bracelets and his uber-desirable organic art form pendant lights.
Born in Lyon, France in 1973, Xavier cultivated a passion for sculpture and studied mechanical theory and technical drawing. He studied at the “L’ecole Nationale des Beaux Art” of Saint Etienne where he specialised in sculpture and product design.
Since then, he travelled extensively, working as a freelance designer in Berlin and London collaborating with other artists on projects ranging from design to sculpture and video.