METTLESOME DESIGN
concept

With 30 years of expertise in the ancient art market, Charles Sakr sets out to create exceptional contemporary furniture and unique decorative objects by creating Mettlesome Design. Mettlesome, from English, means ‘ardent’, a term that perfectly illustrates the furniture and objects imagined and made in its workshops north of Paris.
For this year, the Mettlesome Design Gallery is located in the heart of Paris to present its creations designed through a “know-how” using innovative products and techniques with mainly noble materials such as marble, bronze and rare woods.

During his many travels in Italy, Charles Sakr discovered beautiful marble quarries. This natural material is used throughout the Mettlesome Design creations. All the pieces presented at the Gallery revisit the monumental and sculptural aspect of the masterpieces of Renaissance sculpture.

Founder

 

Lover of luxury and French know-how, Charles Sakr, founder of the brand Mettlesome Design opens his Gallery at 39, avenue Pierre 1er de Serbie. The Mettlesome Design Gallery covers 65 m2, revealing unique pieces, combining the nobility of rare marbles with the refinement of different metals such as bronze, brass and copper.

During his many travels in Italy, Charles Sakr discovered beautiful marble quarries.
This natural material is used throughout the Mettlesome Design creations. All the pieces presented at the Gallery revisit the monumental and sculptural aspect of the masterpieces of Renaissance sculpture.

Mettlesome Design takes the influences of this period, choosing rare and precious marbles. By reinterpreting the works of the Renaissance, Mettlesome Design creates unique contemporary furniture, geometric shapes and simple volumes like parallelepipeds, cubes and spheres.

For his 2018 collection of furniture and lighting, he reinvents the creation of contemporary furniture inspired by nature and the elements that make up the universe, such as earth, rock and metal. The pieces of the collection echo the rugged surfaces of the planets by their unexpected textures. The veins of the marbles reflect the different layers of sediments that make up the Earth.

The fusion of materials creates unique harmonies and proportions. Originally, marble is a cold material but it has been reworked to emit a sensation of heat which compliments its earthly environment.

Tables, chests of drawers, benches, stools, cabinets, consoles and light fixtures form an unprecedented ensemble, in which a dialogue between the “masculine world” represented by straight and angular lines and the “feminine world” represented by the soft forms is established.

In his collection, Charles Sakr expresses his passion in the essence of the earth and its history. The name of each piece refers to the Gods and Goddesses of Greek mythology or Egyptian divinities, such as: the Eros console, the Apollo table, the Venus table and the Horus lamp.

In his research work, Charles Sakr uses ‘French know-how’ by making pieces in his workshops north of Paris.
Each piece combines beauty, structure and functionality. Mettlesome Design reinterprets materials such as rare marbles, bronze, Venetian lacquer, brass and uses new techniques developed in workshops, choosing liquid metal and resin in the manufacturing process.
Charles Sakr’s passion for noble and precious materials values the beauty and sophistication of his unique contemporary works..