Charles Kalpakian

Lebanon-born, France-based designer Charles Kalpakian's inspiration comes both from the urban culture and the visual features of his oriental origins.

This double approach allows him to create objects with a rich identity. His nickname is hellokarl and his belief about his work is that "It is about souvenir and dreams because we all need dreams to live in this earth".

After a ten year collaboration with prestigious design agencies including Ora Ito’s and Christophe Pillet’s, in 2011 he became a freelance designer, with clients such as Galerie BSL, Darenart, DCW, Habitat, Nemo, La Chance, Haymann Editions.