About Chariots on Fire:

What we present is real and tangible:  Art/design for living.

The Chariots æsthetic calls forth new and uncharted geographies of the modern.  How we explore our surrounding world — and the objects we keep with us as we move through it — draws in equal parts from the instinctual and the sublime.

Chariots on Fire is housed in a futuristic concrete structure which rises amidst the palms and bougainvillea of the sun-bleached Venice landscape.  It is in this space that we introduced Fukuoka-based ceramicist Makoto Kagoshima for the first time in the United States.  Likewise, it was platform to what The New York Times described as the “strangely beautiful” multi-city installation of A Tale of Plant and Pot — which evolved from our pairing of Adam Silverman and Oda Kohei and featured “mutant cacti in pots with unconventional, often imperfect, glazes. Sounds strange? Strangely beautiful is more like it.” ( NY Times ).

Unusual and hard-to-find pieces appear in free-flowing, yet considered rotation.  The Chariots on Fire collection spans medium, origin, and era to give rise to a rare, eclectic grace.  This is what we ourselves seek; this is what we offer to you . . . 

One-of-a-kind Ceramic Platter by Makoto Kagoshima (Photo: Shuji Yoshida)

One-of-a-kind Ceramic Platter by Makoto Kagoshima (Photo: Shuji Yoshida)