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Jörg Gessner

Biography

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Jörg Gessner’s designer career followed a new path in 2006 during a visit to Japan, where he met one of the greatest dynasties of Japanese paper-makers. Thus, after a rich career in textile design and object design, which notably led him to work with Guerlain and Hermès, Jörg Gessner now dedicate himself exclusively to paper. He is particularly interested in Japanese paper, of which he has become one of the best connaisseurs and that he experiences to compose a demanding work.

Born in 1967 in Rudesheim am Rhein (Germany), Jörg Gessner became an apprentice tailor before to settle in Paris in 1990 where he studied fashion design in Studio Berçot. Then, he specialized in textile design during a one-year stay in Milan in 1992 where his real career combining form, material and light began. He is currently living and working in Paris and Lyon.

 

 

E X H I B I T I O N S 

2016    Le roman d’une feuille blanche – Chapter II La feuille d’ombre,
—————Galerie Fatiha selam, Paris, 12 March – 30 April 2016
            SYNTHES/S of all that went before, outdoor group show by
—————Galerie Fatiha Selam, Averard Hotel, Lancaster Gate,
—————London

2015   Art Paris 2015, represented by Galerie Fatiha Selam, Grand
—————Palais, Paris
            Production of the windows of Guerlain Paris Stores for
————–“L’Orchidée impériale”

2014   Voilà les Delton, Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature, Paris
            Le roman d’une feuille blanche, Galerie Fatiha Selam, Paris
            Production of the windows of Guerlain Paris Stores for
—__——–“L’Orchidée impériale”

2013   Hugo invite Dostoïevski, Musée Victor Hugo, Paris
            Production of the windows of Guerlain Paris Stores for
————–“L’Orchidée impériale”

2012    Lyon VIth city hall, Lyon

2011    Showroom ID Company, Milano, Italy

2010    Kanazu Forest of Creation, Japan

2009    Futaba-En, Tokyo, Japan

2008    Calligrane – Art and Creation papermaker, Paris

2007    Galerie En Marge, Paris

 

D I S T I N C T I O N S

2013      Prix Kyoto Contemporary

2006      Prix Villa Medicis Hors les Murs

 

C O N F E R E N C E S

« Washi Story », Kurume University, Fukuoka

« Le Yuton », Goethe Institut, Paris

« La voie du thé », Musée Guimet, Paris

« La voie du papier », Ecole Estienne, Paris

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