Christine Maffli-Chakhidjanian was born in Erevan, capital of Armenia,in a family of artists. She combines creativity and aestheticism, which are reflected early in her drawings and paintings. Polyglot, curious of life and of others she combines in her creations, thanks to her dual heritage, the refinement and the technicality of the East and the West.
Graduated of the art school Gérard Jacot in Belfort (90), she became a graphic designer at the service of companies and communities, enabling her to broaden her knowledge and to sharpen her know-how.
In one of her jobs, as a communication officer in the industry, Christine discovers laser cutting technics and high-precision mechanics.
To dream, to imagine, to draw and to give body to her creations thanks to the technical drawing and cutting technics: an infinite world of creations is offered to the artist.
Thus, Venera was born
Association of creative and artistic world with industrial technics: an astonishing combination, a bold challenge that the designer takes up by creating her own brand Venera meaning "Venus" in Russian and Armenian, the both languages of her childhood.
Venera sounds like a token of elegance, poetry, even femininity, in the austerity of materials used to industrial objects, far removed from cosy atmospheres. The creator uses metal as a vector of new emotions.
Using different technics, Venera tends to sublimate the metal, whether steel, aluminium or brushed stainless steel, but in no way, tries to hide it. Thus, transformed into shapes, the metal undergoes a treatment adapted to the expected result and becomes an object of decoration with affirmed and unique personality.
Venera is the result of alchemy between several worlds: industrial, imaginary and multicultural worlds of the designer, which confers an original appearance to each object.