"Apesanteur" by Quentin Carnaille for MAD Design Gallery, Dubai - All photos: courtesy of MB&F.

“Apesanteur” by Quentin Carnaille for MB&F M.A.D.Gallery Dubai – All photos: courtesy of MB&F.

Dubai 2016MB&F M.A.D.Gallery Dubai, the Middle East’s first mechanical art gallery, presents an exhibition of gravity-defying designs by renowned French kinetic artist Quentin Carnaille. The installation open until the 15th of May features works made of levitating discs that are composed of thousands of vintage mechanical watch components held together by a magnetic force.

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Carnaille levitating designs are part of the new Apesanteur series. Apesanteur means ‘weightlessness’ in French. Indeed, the pieces float in the air and move in a graceful and hypnotic circular motion.

My work reflects of the notion of time, questioning themes like infinity or relativity and celebrating the golden age of watchmaking” says Quenting Carnaille to ArchiPanic.

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Maximilian Büsser , founder and Creator of MB&F M.A.D.Gallery Dubai, said: “We are delighted to be exhibiting Carnailles’ works both at the gallery and at Design Days Dubai as well. His pieces reflect perfectly ou ethos, as they celebrate the beauty and power of mechanical objects”.

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M.A.D.Gallery Dubai

Recently opened MB&F M.A.D.Gallery Dubai is a project by MB&F and invites visitors to explore a selection of carefully curated Mechanical Art Devices (M.A.D.) by an impressive roll call of international artists. Inspired by the drive to create a universe where mechanical art reigns supreme, M.A.D.Gallery showcases kinetic art in an environment where their mechanical prowess can be fully appreciated.

Mechanical Entomology @ M.A.D.Gallery Dubai - Photo: courtesy of MB&F.

Mechanical Entomology @ MB&F M.A.D.Gallery Dubai – Photo: courtesy of MB&F.

Through creating this environment MB&F have found kindred spirits in the world of kinetic art, and an appropriate context in which to situate their Horological and Legacy Machines. The M.A.D.Gallery Dubai (Al Serkal Avenue, Street 8 in Al Quoz 1) is the third instalment of this innovative concept, after Geneva and Taipei.

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