Gosserez Art Gallery in Paris : Walckhoff Sacha

Minotaure Sacha Walckhoff Maison Lacroix porcelain Vista Alegre

Walckhoff Sacha

Sacha Walckhoff's portrait, designer and artistic director of Christian Lacroix

Sacha Walckhoff was born in France in 1962, but spent his childhood and teenage years in Switzerland. After studying at the Barcelona Arts and Fashion Techniques School, he first worked in various fashion houses in Paris — Jean Rémy Daumas, Dorothée Bis, and Michel Klein in 1992 to name but a few. That same year, he met Christian Lacroix and became his artistic advisor; their collaboration was to last for seventeen years. Initially in charge of the off-the-peg lines, he was then appointed Studio Director in 1996, and became the couturier’s right-hand man in 2002, when he created his own company. At the same time, he was also a consultant for Kenzo and Jean-Claude Jitrois between 2000 and 2002. When the couturier left the House of Christian Lacroix in 2009, Sacha Walckhoff was appointed Creative Director. Since 2010, he has been the designer for the men’s ready-to-wear collections, the eyewear and sunglasses lines, scarves, and leather goods, as well the Home décor collections. A passionate lover of art, design and decoration, Sacha’s own Parisian apartment, a unique space and real  “Cabinet d’amateurs “ regularly features in many international interior design magazines. As of January 2014, and alongside his activities for Maison Christian Lacroix, Sacha Walckhoff has been inventing  and developing his own vocabulary through unique and specific creations aimed at the world of Design and Decoration. His first personal project as a designer , the " Minotaures " collection, a set of exclusive “hand-painted” porcelain pieces, manufactured in the Vista Alegre Lusitanian workshops, is presented by the Gallery Gosserez in Paris .During the same year, he presented his second project “Fur Play”, three steel and astrakhan pieces of furniture manufactured in the Pouenat workshop, again for the Gallery Gosserez, at the London and Paris PADs, as well as at the New York Collective Design Fair.In 2015, Sacha Walckhoff presented in Paris and Milan, his “Reverso” collection, an assortment of mouth blown glasses and vases produced in the Verreum workshop in Bohemia. For Verreum, still, he designed a monumental vase entitled “Nelumbo”, which he unveiled at a luxury showcase, hosted at the Saatchi Gallery in London. For the English manufacturer Savoir Beds, he designed a bookcase-bed, the “B-Bed”, an exceptional piece of furniture crafted along the codes of Design and Fashion. In 2016, after a preview at the DubaÏ Design week, he launched his " One to Three " collection, a set of 3 metallised stools designed for the Verreum manufacture, in Paris. For "1956 by Tai Ping " he imagined "Correspondance", an extensive collection of carpets, rugs and floor coverings addressed to the contract and hospitality sector, and also for special orders.The "Metamorformes" project, counting four monumental totems of blown glass, constitutes the third of Sacha’s projects to be presented by the Gallery Gosserez.