Portrait

OTHER LOVES

Narrative

After a successful career as senior designer for Calvin Klein in New York, and creative director at Georg Jensen and The Swatch Group, Nadja Zerunian has shifted her focus: she now relishes the immediate interaction with crafters and makers. She collaborates with artisans in Albania, Algeria, Austria, Georgia, Italy and Romania to develop small limited-edition series, highlighting the immense potential, relevance and knowledge of local craft. She advises the Erste Foundation Roma Partnership program, is a creative consultant for United Nations Industrial Development Organization and founding partner of zerunianandweisz and co/rizom.

Exhibitions

04 2019
Wallpaper Handmade, Milano
04 2019
04 2019
Alcova Sassetti, Milano
04 2019
03 2019
Collectible, Brussels
03 2019
12 2018
Design Miami
12 2018
09 2018
Vienna Design Week
09 2018
04 2018
Ventura Future
04 2018
11 2017
Operae, Torino
10 2017

Contact


Nadja Zerunian
Stephansplatz 5
1010 Vienna
 

Imprint


Photography
Thomas Albdorf


Design
Studio Es


© Nadja Zerunian, 2018
for Alcova Sassetti / Milano
Drink - Nadja Zerunian

We always try to challenge what seems to be the ephemeral nature of love -  this most powerful emotion, that makes us so vulnerable & exposed when unrequited or lost. To defy the non-predictability of this sensation we have throughout history developed tools to give us the illusion of mastering our own destiny. From ancient rituals of erotic thrill, to classical spells of attraction & compulsion. From medieval potions & rituals or contemporary enhancements - we do not yet have deciphered the magic spell, that true loves hold.


Artisan

Love's Labour's, 2018

Stillness, 2018

In best company III, Rituals for boredom, 2018with Sarah-Linda Forrer

Dinner Darling, 2017

Love’s Labour’s
Dependence
© Lisa Edi
Love’s Labour’s
Inter-dependence
© Lisa Edi
Love’s Labour’s
Co-dependence
© Lisa Edi
Love’s Labour’s
Co-dependence
© Lisa Edi
Stillness
Finale
© Mark Glassner
Stillness
Utensils I
© Mark Glassner
Stillness
Rites
© Mark Glassner
Stillness
'Other'
© Mark Glassner
Stillness
Utensils II
© Mark Glassner
Rituals for boredom
Destimulate / Isolate
© Mark Glassner
Rituals for boredom
Detach / Repeat
© Mark Glassner
Rituals for boredom
Compose / Discompose
© Mark Glassner
Dinner Darling
Core
© Mark Glassner
Dinner Darling
Dolly
© Mark Glassner
Dinner Darling
Seven
© Mark Glassner
Dinner Darling
Macaluta
© Mark Glassner
Dinner Darling
Edin
© Mark Glassner