Taking the idea of all people are connected by at least six steps or less from each other, artist Charles Kalpakian was inspired to create his latest collection, Six Degrees of Separation.
This collection approaches the idea through different frameworks — and uses objects rather than people or living things. He gives nod to Brutalist, Monumentalist, and Constructivist design and the objects all have twisted, connected, tubular forms that create networks, similar to societies. The collection shows how, even though these design styles may seem very different at first glance, they are still very interconnected through broader design elements. Six Degrees of Separation includes side tables, a mirrored console, wall appliqués, and a desk/console. All sculptural, all made of wood, and each can be customized.
Six Degrees of Separation is currently being exhibited at Joy Mardini Design Gallery in Beirut.